12/15/17 11:30am

The weekly link roundup is a collection of links related to Newburgh, revitalization, urban planning and anything else that might inspire change or create dialogue. Photo by Newburgh photographer Brian Wolfe.

The Ripple Effect When You Shop Local [IB]
Newburgh development plan concerns residents [THR]
Cleanup complete at toxic waste site in Newburgh [THR]
The Great American Single-Family Home Problem [NYT]
Millennials to Small Cities: Ready or Not, Here We Come [PCT]
Newburgh seeks to repair historic Dutch Reformed Church [THR]
Newburgh officials discuss “adopt-a-block” for street repairs [MHN]
Developer abandons plans for major Newburgh waterfront complex [THR]

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12/14/17 4:32pm

“On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council Awards were announced and Safe Harbors of the Hudson is delighted to have received a $500,000 grant from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. This historic preservation grant will allow for the continued restoration of the Ritz Theater and its development into a center for performance, innovation, education and engagement in downtown Newburgh.

This award follows a $500,000 New York Main Street Stabilization grant awarded in late 2016 from New York State Homes and Community Renewal for the replacement of the Ritz Theater roof. The roof design has been completed and work on the structure is scheduled to begin in March 2018 with completion by late summer.

A new roof will stabilize the theater and pave the way for the next phase of the restoration which will include the removal of a late addition second story; the re-establishment of the original audience chamber and proscenium; and restoration of the original stage house.

Safe Harbors would like to thank the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and our stalwart supporters for investing in a strong, healthy and vibrant Newburgh!”

-Press release from Safe Harbors of the Hudson

12/11/17 7:30am

  • Graft Cidery opens up in Newburgh on Ann Street with pop-up tasting events during the summer
  • Weigant’s Tavern is on the road to be rehabilitated by RipRap, we got to see inside prior to renovations
  • 159-167 Washington Street was once an abandoned row of apartments. It is now an updated and modernized bright spot on Washington
  • The Lank Bank rehabs two buildings on Farrington for homeownership
  • SodaCova Group starts rehabilitation work on 2 Liberty Street and opens Deja Brew Cafe & Art Gallery at 15 Liberty Street
  • Work finally begins on the Liberty Street School after almost 40 years of abandonment
  • 2016 is a record year for city-owned property sales
  • Owners who purchase their property through the Land Bank work diligently on rehabilitating their homes
  • The Downtown Newburgh map is back in circulation
  • Chef Jodi opens up juice bar, The Daily Beet on Liberty Street
  • The Newburgh Illuminated Festival was a sight to see with thousands of visitors descending upon Liberty Street and Broadway!
  • The Liberty Street Film Series started this summer on the lawn at Washington’s HQ
  • Pop-up art event at 10 Carpenter Avenue by Jackie Skrzynski, the first ever held here (that I’m aware of)
  • TV series, Big Dogs, is filming all around downtown Newburgh and beyond
  • The second annual Hudson Valley Vegan Food Festival was held at Delano-Hitch Park with great success
  • Newburgh Open Studios is held for the 7th straight year
  • New boutiques Cream and Cream Kidz open on Liberty Street, adding a much needed retail component to the corridor
  • Blacc Vanilla Coffee Shop opens on South Street to much excitement, bringing the community together and becoming the place “where people meet”
  • The roof of the Tower of Victory at Washington’s HQ’s is underway and should be completed very soon
  • M. Lewis is a new menswear boutique set to open up on Liberty Street
  • 2 Courtney is purchased and being rehabbed, a major victory for the Heights neighborhood and the bluff
  • The Newburgh Chess Club is back on upper Liberty
  • Facade work begins at 109 Liberty Street, the future home of the Velocipede Museum
  • The City begins accepting RFP’s for 109 South William Street, a warehouse near the Flats
  • The long awaited Newburgh skatepark is finally taking shape and construction is moving along
  • Newburgh readies dozens of affordable apartments in $15.2M project
  • Vuff dog collar successfully completes its Kickstarter campaign

There has been a lot of other great things to happen in the city. Feel free to leave anything I might have left out in the comments!

12/08/17 11:30am

The weekly link roundup is a collection of links related to Newburgh, revitalization, urban planning and anything else that might inspire change or create dialogue. Photo by Michael Lebron. 

DIY Storm Windows [CB]
Where Evictions Hurt the Most [CL]
Newburgh school district unveils $198M plan [THR]
How Parking Minimums Hinder Small-Scale Developers [ST]
The Barriers Stopping Poor People From Moving to Better Jobs [TA]
Transforming a Neglected Parking Lot in Metuchen, New Jersey [MSB]
Newburgh readies dozens of affordable apartments in $15.2M project [THR]
Newburgh BBQ Joint Was Voted “Best BBQ” at Food Network’s NYC Wine and Food Festival [HVM]

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12/08/17 7:30am

39 Edward Street Newburgh NY

This is an interesting property close to the waterfront, on the edge of the Heights neighborhood. This is a quieter street, just a block away from Washington’s HQ, the Newburgh Brewery, and other potential projects. The fire damaged house across the street is being renovated by a couple, and The Foundry next door might be completed one day  (do your research on that).  Also, the empty lot diagonal to this property was supposed to be developed a few years ago. Those plans fell through, but the possibility is always still there. If everything came through for the 3 corners it might be worth it to put back the storefront that was probably here at one time.

39 Edward Street Newburgh NY
Asking Price: $139,000
Year Built: 1890
Size: 3,144 sq ft
Neighborhood: Waterfront/Heights
Taxes: $6,047
Distance to NYC: 55.7 mi, 1 hr 2 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
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Listing by: Rosemary Lee, Apple2Orange Realty