11/30/17 7:30am

A major development for the Heights neighborhood has begun with the rehabilitation of 2 Courtney Avenue! This house has been in very poor condition for many years. Finally, a new owner has come along who is preservation minded. As you can see in the photo below, the house has been stripped of many historical details. The cupola was a large detail that was removed, and thankfully it is being replaced.

Neighbors are over the moon.

“After 10 years, I’m thankful for the new roof on this amazing house next door, and the sweet sound of construction.”

“This is such a huge renovation for the block.”

“I am so excited for this! That whole area is so beautiful and this is one of the best houses! So much character.”

Image via page 86 in Newburgh (Images of America: New York), by Kevin Barrett

Photos by Carter Peabody

This week the aluminum siding was taken down, revealing the original shingles that are still intact over 100 years later! Restoring these homes in Newburgh is no walk in the park. They require expertise and help from historic tax credits that make the cost more affordable.

11/03/17 7:30am

This is an impressive transformation of a house on the north side of Broadway. Just a year ago this house looked vastly different. It appears to have been renovated top to bottom. When some of these houses in Newburgh seem helpless, this is an example of the potential they hold. Around the corner is St. Luke’s Hospital, but this area is still very challenging.

32 City Terrace Newburgh NY
Asking Price: $269,000
Year Built: 1892
Size: 2,056 sq ft
Neighborhood: NoBro
Taxes: $3,469 (probably hasn’t been assessed recently)
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: Desiree Osorio, John J Lease

08/04/17 7:30am

95 Gidney Ave Newburgh NY

This is a single family home that is foreclosed just north of Downing Park. The listing says “bring your hammer and nails.” It looks like it could make a very nice home.

95 Gidney Ave Newburgh NY
Asking Price: $36,000 (foreclosure)
Year Built: c. 1910
Size: 1,056 sq ft
Neighborhood: NoBro
Taxes: $7,295
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: Shernette Hall, Carrington Real Estate Service

07/12/17 7:30am

The storefront at 15 Liberty Street has finally shed its former life as an apartment, now looking like a proper storefront waiting for a fresh coat of paint. The eventual plan is to create a coffee shop. Peeking inside you can see the preparations of a counter top and artwork on the wall. This work is being done by the SodaCova Group who is also working on 2 Liberty. You won’t see rapid change overnight on South Liberty, but this is complementing other projects such as the Liberty Street School, Simple Gifts & Goodies, and other properties along this corridor.

07/07/17 7:58am

488 Liberty St Newburgh NY

This is a huge house just opposite Mount Saint Mary College. Judging from the photos it appears to be rented to college students. It depends on who you ask, but neighbors don’t necessarily love living next to these college dorm houses. Only time will tell if or how this property will transform.

488 Liberty St Newburgh NY (Patrick Casilli)
Asking Price: $625,000
Year Built: 1910
Size: 5,100 sq ft
Neighborhood: MGL
Taxes: $24,500
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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06/30/17 7:30am

This is a home right on the bluff in the Heights neighborhood in Newburgh. Everything in this house needs to be fixed. But the location is desirable – a corner property with no neighbors in front of you.

39 Bay View Terrace Newburgh NY (Igor Krasnoperov)
Asking Price: $54,900 (foreclosure)
Year Built: 1900
Size: 2,766 sq ft
Neighborhood: The Heights
Taxes: $10,283
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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