11/09/18 7:30am

You are cordially invited to attend the first even shopping crawl in the City of Newburgh!

Shop small, shop unique, shop downtown Newburgh all day long! Spend the day strolling between shops and restaurants all while enjoying the unique experience the city has to offer. Purchase one-of-a-kind gifts while enjoying sales, specials, and more as you shop small!

What: Small Business Saturday
Where: Downtown City of Newburgh. Register at Newburgh Mercantile or APG Pilates
When: November 24, 2018, 12-5pm, raffle begins at 4pm

Small Business Saturday Passports:

  • Register and sign up for your Shop Small Passport in Newburgh Mercantile (75 Broadway) or APG Pilates (87 Liberty Street) starting at 12pm.
  • Get your passport stamped by 3 listed businesses, drop it off at Newburgh Mercantile at 4pm for your chance to win a grand prize basket.
10/25/18 7:30am

They’ve been working on their space for the past couple of weeks now. Nail Wigs Toppings Bar isn’t just a nail salon, it’s a place to experiment with the latest in nail fashion using new techniques such as glitter, jewels, and magnetic effects. They are also offering their space as a venue for private parties. Check them out Wednesday – Saturday 12pm -7pm.

10/24/18 7:30am

There’s a new space ready to add to the restaurant scene in Newburgh, 100 3rd Street. Recently redone top to bottom, this space will have the proper permits for outdoor seating and a certificate of occupancy. Polished concrete floors and exposed wood beams enhance the mid-century modern vibe. Across the street are city offices, the library, and other organizations. If interested, call 212-965-9636.

10/01/18 11:30am

The Newburgh Pottery had a grand opening party Saturday, after a full day of Newburgh Open Studios. Not only is it amazing we have our very own pottery studio in Newburgh, but the location is very significant. Located inside Atlas Industries, this was once a closed off scary building. The Spring Street side sees plenty of love as the main entrance to other studios. Now the studios on South William Street are really making a difference for people who choose to walk or park here.

Good things are happening on South William and more to come! Head to the Newburgh Pottery if you are a seasoned potter or just want to learn a new craft.

09/25/18 7:30am

If you crave NYC shwarma or a good falafel, look no further than Water Street! Rafka’s Table food truck is serving up Lebanese style street food favorites like baba ghanoush and tabbouleh. The husband and wife team, Christopher and Rebecca, are there Monday to Friday 11 am – 3 pm. They accept cash and cards and better yet, they are available for events!

Check out their Facebook page or email them at rafkaslebanesecuisine (at) gmail (dot) com.

A few more details from Rebecca:

“Chris is a veteran and was in the US coast guard. He is Greek and added his heritage to the menu by adding his favorite, the gyro! Rebecca- or Rafka in Arabic is where our truck name derived from. I am Lebanese and why we cook the food we do.

Why the truck? It is hard to find Mediterranean food in the area so we thought why not. We love cooking, interacting with people so this allows us to do what we love…and do it together. It also allows us to spend time with our four children Xavier (11), Dominique (6), Malia (5), and Mason (2 months). It lets us teach them that they too can follow their dreams.

Why Newburgh? We love this city. Every part of it. It’s diversity, sense of community, abundance of activities….all of it.”


09/21/18 7:30am

The gates are coming down at 159 Broadway and making room for a new architectural salvage business, Hudson Valley House Parts. Owner, Reggie Young, is a veteran when it comes to restoration of old buildings with many years spent in NYC and Hudson, NY.

After spending the night at an AirBnb in the city Reggie fell in love with Newburgh. He knew he wanted his business to be on Broadway. He envisions it being a “designers row” with windows lit up at night, and he’s putting his money where his mouth is. Yesterday he had the security gates removed so that the windows will be completely visible. It makes sense. The large space in his building is perfect for the large items an architectural salvage business carries. Most storefronts on Broadway are massive, once being home to department stores like Sears and Woolworth’s. Finding tenants can be difficult, which is why many are either empty or occupied by churches with large congregations. The DMV is now in the old Woolworth’s building.

Reggie has a following and expects that his customers will follow him to Newburgh. Stay tuned for Reggie’s full fascinating story and a date for the grand opening party! Below is a sneak peek at some of the items he will be carrying.