11/09/16 7:30am

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When you think of open industrial spaces in Newburgh, Liberty Street, Broadway or the waterfront come to mind. The truth is there are open spaces all over the city. Jefferey Link is taking a bet on Clark Street, just off Broadway. He has bought a conglomeration of 3 warehouses located at 4-6 Clark that he calls the Newburgh Artist Colony.

As they open up the walls that combine the spaces, they are finding layers upon layers of decades past – murals, bricked up windows and doorways. None of these details match, but Jefferey says that is exactly what people love. Two of the units can only be accessed by a small alleyway off Broadway. It adds an element of discovery and curiosity that his tenants find attractive, so much so that all of the units are now filled even though construction has yet to be completed. Tenants include 2 art galleries, an ecommerce company called Eggplant Mail, a furniture restorer who transports his work up from Brooklyn, and a photographer.

On the same block Rip Rap bought 45 Clark Street, a 7,000 square foot warehouse that is now available for rent. It is empty for now, but is being advertised as a “storage or a distribution facility for the right tenant”.

Jeffrey says he is getting phone calls everyday. Instead of turning prospective tenants away, he has come up with a new idea – help his fellow landlords fill their empty storefronts to develop a creative nucleus on Mid-Broadway. Recently he helped show 170 Broadway to a prospective tenant from Manhattan. The person works for a popular vintage furniture company. They were attracted to Newburgh because of its location, and the cheap rent. They were very familiar with distressed cities, and Newburgh’s past or present didn’t really seem to deter them.

Jefferey has a lot of plans and visions for the empty spaces of Mid-Broadway. His ability to attract tenants to an otherwise overlooked block has boosted his confidence. A web series has already filmed at the colony and it has participated in an art showing as part of Newburgh Last Saturdays. Let’s hope the success continues.

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Eggplant Mail owners, Biagio and Brandyn. They occupy 2 units at the Newburgh Artist Colony. The location was perfect for them because Newburgh was a middle point between both Poughkeepsie  and Walden where they both reside. Their unit isn’t completed yet, but they have already moved in, anxious to take their business outside their homes.

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-Bottom 4 photos © Newburgh Artist Colony

10/27/16 8:15am

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Yesterday was the ribbon cutting of the Central Hudson Main Street Revitalization Project. This project was a collaboration between Central Hudson, the City of Newburgh, Safe Harbors of the Hudson and the Newburgh Community Land Bank. The scope of this project included complete streets planning with crosswalks, curb extensions, planters  and a new bus stop by Atlas Industries. It also included the funding of Safe Harbors Green Park and funding for the redevelopment of 96 Broadway – a long neglected  building at a major intersection of Broadway.

The energy was very hopeful and full of excitement as we all stood around on this crisp fall day. Pedestrians were using the crosswalks, visitors sat on park benches, readers browsed the Little Free Library and riders sat at the new bus stop. This intersection has come leaps and bounds over the past decade. Although there is still much work to do, these improvements help to inspire others to continue to make progress in the City of Newburgh.

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“Pat Numnari and his Father Joe ️standing in front of the store front corner of Liberty and Broadway that they are preparing. Painting by Chris O’Neal.” Photo © Julie Lindell

04/10/15 11:30am

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Lisa from Healing Arts Studio is moving to the Atlas Warehouse. Her fabulous wide open studio is now available to rent, located just above Newburgh Mercantile.

Available after May 9th
550 square feet, 20′ ceilings, many large windows, original moldings, Hudson River and Mt Beacon views with off street parking.
Contact: Kathleen Parisi (845) 565-6999
01/09/15 11:30am

313 Broadway Newburgh NY

This is an important corner property for sale on Broadway and 9W. It’s disappointing there aren’t better photos of the building itself to entice buyers. But it is worth featuring, especially since the upper floors appear to be commercial and could be a good space for new businesses in the city. There are two businesses on the ground floor that have been there a while. The location is ideal, but still has a ways to go, being that there is a vacant deteriorating building to the right, and an empty gas station to the left.

313 Broadway Newburgh NY
Asking Price: $1,250,000
Year Built: 1960
Size: 9,144 sq ft
Neighborhood: Broadway
Taxes: $18,196
Distance to NYC: 58.1 mi, 1 hour 9 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
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10/31/14 11:30am

382 Broadway Newburgh NY

A property on the north side of Broadway is up for sale with mixed use possibilities. There is a commercial storefront on the first floor and two apartments above, and judging from the photo, maybe even a bit of yard property. This is west of 9W, so I believe it is outside the historic district that would require you to go to the ARC for façade repairs.

382 Broadway Newburgh NY (Lawrence Curasi, ERA Curasi Realty)
Asking Price: $300,000
Year Built: 1900
Size: 6,226 sq ft
Neighborhood: Broadway
Taxes: $15,325
Distance to NYC: 58.1 mi, 1 hour 9 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
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10/24/14 11:30am

377 Broadway Newburgh NY

Now that the YMCA is no longer in Newburgh, their building located on Broadway and Lake Street is for sale. It is a massive building west of 9W. It was being used as an office building, gym and health club. The current listing is saying that this would be perfect for a public service industry. What do you think could be done with the building?

377 Broadway Newburgh NY (John Lavelle, RJ Smith Realty)
Asking Price: $499,000
Year Built: 1950
Size: 10,000 sq ft
Neighborhood: Broadway
Taxes: $31,456
Distance to NYC: 58.1 mi, 1 hour 9 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
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