This foreclosed house is rough. The holes in the wall appear to be from someone robbing all of the copper piping. It needs all new windows, kitchens, and bathrooms. Yes, the price is low. However, you will have a very hard time finding a bank willing to finance a home like this, which means you will need cash. Financing and the condition aside, the location is spot-on when the Liberty Street School development has finished. And if you are feeling neighborly, become part of the Newburgh Heights Association.
12 Liberty Street WH Newburgh NY (Desiree Beecham, River Realty Services) Asking Price: $45,000 Year Built: 1888 Size: 1,744 sq ft Neighborhood: Liberty Street/WH Taxes: $3,618 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 Google Map
Back in 2014 this property was on the market. At that time the house was a complete mess with major issues. Fast forward a little over two years and the house has undergone a complete transformation. This is a very handsome home, with many original details – wide planks floors, ornate built-ins, plaster moldings, and marble fireplaces. The location can not be beat in Newburgh, right next door to Washington’s HQ and right around the corner is Liberty Street and its burgeoning business scene. This is a 3 family property. Make sure to click on the link to see more photos.
4 Grand St Newburgh NY (Rosemary Lee, Apple2Orange Realty) Asking Price: $459,000 Year Built: 1870 Size: 2,460 sq ft Neighborhood: Liberty Street, Washington’s HQ Taxes: $11,638 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 Google Map
We’ve all seen the work happening at 69 Liberty Street. The first floor of this building had been boarded up for years, just recently revealing it’s past use as a hardware store. Calabash Jamaican Restaurant is almost ready to open their doors at this new location. Previously, they were located at 118 Broadway. They closed their doors and have been working on their Liberty Street space since February this year. Owners, Ruddy and Debbie have built everything in the restaurant. They decided to change locations because of better rent and a better location. They also didn’t want to leave Newburgh. The hope is that they will officially open in November.
Liberty Street is becoming ‘restaurant row’ with French, Korean, Mexican, American and now Jamaican cuisine. Calabash specializes in typical Jamaican and vegan cuisine. A calabash is a gourd, which is used as a bowl to eat food.
They are definitely seeing changes in the city. Debbie says “it’s crazy to see all these new people in Newburgh buying houses.”
Debbie’s daughter is an aspiring opera singer, and they are planning to host Classical Sundays in the restaurants event space in the month of December. It is also available for rent for your own events. Call 845-787-4462 for more details.
The brand new apartments just a walk away from Washington’s Headquarters are now ready and accepting applications for November 2016. The streets have just been repaved and the sidewalks are being redone. Apartments are 2-3 bedrooms with prices ranging $1250-$1650+ utilities. Here are some of the amenities the units offer:
Perhaps you have noticed some major changes happening to some buildings on Washington Street over the past few months. They are located between Clark and Federal Streets and have been in various states of repair and abandonment as one reader mentioned when I posted about them three years ago in a Rescue Me post.
Renovations are wrapping up and I was able to take a peek inside. The buildings have been completely gutted and rehabbed. Brick walls and original wood floors can be seen throughout. The brand new bathrooms have floor to ceiling subway and wood grain porcelain tile. First floor apartments have access to the backyard that abuts St. George’s Cemetery with a nice tall stone wall. Laundry is on-site and accessible via the middle buildings. Much work is left to be done, like fixing the sidewalks, adding wrought iron railings and new glass front doors. Apartments vary from 1-2 bedrooms at $1,250-$1,450 and will be well lit along with security cameras.
The property is just a short walk to Liberty Street and all the latest happenings there. This newest renovation is taking revitalization efforts west on Washington Street. It will be just a matter of time before it carries over to Clark Street.
Some units have already been claimed, but there are plenty left. If you are interested contact:
Another Liberty Street property is up for sale. This one is directly across the empty lot where I held the Newburgh Urban Market a few years back, right next to Washington’s HQ. There have been a few failed attempts at opening up storefronts that include a cellphone/used furniture shop and most recently a beauty supply store. In 2013 the owners did do some repair work to the facade. This is the retail section of Liberty Street that is cut off from the northern and southern blocks. This block between Spring Street and South William is more residential and has the empty lot out front. But there are positives. Atlas Industries bought the empty shell at 67 Liberty. Also 45 to 51 Liberty have all recently sold to new owners who plan to rehab the buildings. Also, a new bistro is coming 2 corners away, the Liberty Street Bistro. Like the same Liberty Street listing from last week, this property might be the right choice for someone who is actively looking to be a part of revitalization and has placemaking ideas for the storefront. There is a lot of potential here, and slowly change is happening. Being that this is for sale by owner, the asking price might not have much wiggle room.
61 Liberty Street Newburgh NY (For Sale by Owner) Asking Price: $277,500 Year Built: 1900 Size: 3,000 sq ft Neighborhood: Washington’s HQ/Liberty Street Taxes: N/A Distance to NYC: 58.6 mi, 1 hour 10 mins Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84 Google Map