08/17/16 7:30am


The new hardware store in Newburgh is probably the most talked about and mentioned new business in the city. Hales Hardware is located at 199 Broadway in between City Terrace and William Street. All over social media everyone is saying “finally I don’t have to drive all the way to Home Depot!”

In a city with the second largest historic district in NY State, these buildings need a lot of repairs. Hales carries everything for the weekend warrior or contractor. And, they carry plenty that is not in the store. On their soon to be launched website, you’ll be able to order things online and pick them up from the store.


Uncle and niece, Mel and Tracey. They are new to Newburgh having moved two years ago from Harlem and Brooklyn respectively. Tracey loves living in Newburgh, and her witty uncle seems to fit right in.

Support local businesses because they support Newburgh. Keep your dollars local! We are so excited for Hales Hardware!




08/08/16 11:30am


There’s new retail on Liberty Street, a letterpress shop from Newburgh’s own RagHaus by Markus Hartel. It is located at 133 Liberty Street, right in the middle of all the development happening by Washington’s Headquarters. Right across the street is the Juice Headquarters which, recently announced they will be open 7 days a week, 10am-8pm. Markus creates cheeky cards and apparel. You can find his coasters at the Liberty Street Bistro and burlap totes at Newburgh Mercantile. But to see everything he creates, come check out his shop. This is very exciting as newcomers bring their talents and skills to Newburgh, opening new businesses.

Markus is also in the midst of creating a Newburgh zine and is looking for contributors. If interested, contact him 42@raghaus.com.

-Photo by Markus Hartel, RagHaus

07/27/16 7:30am

Chime In Pop Up

Liberty Street has a great burgeoning food scene that is firmly taking hold. A nice mix of retail would wonderfully compliment the area and I am so pleased to see that a pop-up thrift shop coming to northern Liberty. They will also be selling items made locally in Newburgh. This is just a pop-up shop, but perhaps if they do well they might consider a permanent location. So come to the opening party August 5th and 188 Liberty! For more details on Chime In, check out their website or Instagram.

07/12/16 7:30am

You There
An abandoned, tax-foreclosed Dominican hair salon will soon be home to YouThere, an exclusive community of musicians offering performance coaching, one-take recording, and business plan development. Founders, Aaron Latos and Sarah Beckham Hooff moved to Newburgh because a friend told them not to go, and they loved it. Three weeks later, they packed up everything they owned (mostly drums) into their 90’s Toyota granny-car and moved to Newburgh, knowing this was it! Ever since then they have been collecting rare vintage music equipment, demolishing and DIYing their new space and immersing themselves into the Newburgh creative scene.

Armed with 30+ year industry experience, their mission is to radically change the quality of emotional life in America by cultivating long-term, supportive, growth-sparking relationships with their musician clients that equip them with actionable skills for performing, recording, and successfully running a music-making business. Their goal is the equip musicians to independently bring the emotional vision of their music to fruition.

You can catch them at any one of their events in Brooklyn or Newburgh. For full details go to their Facebook page, or check out their Instagram.


-Photo credit Williamson Brasfield & Allison Kuo

01/28/16 7:30am


Great news for the empty storefront that used to be the antique shop next to Cafe Macchiato. It has been announced that it will become the Liberty Street Bistro. According to their website, this new business endeavor will be lead by another Culinary Institute of America alum. Chef, Michael Kelly has experience working in very famous award winning kitchens.

Glancing at the menu it seems the Liberty Street Bistro will bring more upscale dinning to the corridor. *Edit* New revised menu coming soon! It will also bring more options to the area. Perhaps this will encourage visitors from the waterfront to venture uphill. Only time will tell. We are all looking forward to seeing the plans come to fruition!

-Photo via Liberty Street Bistro

12/09/15 11:30am

In an effort to support and buy from local businesses, the City of Newburgh and the City Council supports the Shop Local Campaign to suspend metered parking on Saturdays during the holiday season along Broadway.

Metered parking will be suspended in the City of Newburgh of the following Saturdays:

Saturday, December 12, 2015
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Saturday, December 26, 2015

-Photo by John Leighton