08/17/17 7:30am

This is a relatively simple house in comparison to its extravagant neighbors on Grand Street. It has been vacant and neglected for a long time. The makeshift tarp roof will only hold so long. Hopefully, the current owners will let the house go and put it on the market so that someone can save it before it’s too late. For detailed information on the property, check the Orange County tax records.

There are over 700 abandoned or vacant properties in the City of Newburgh. Habitation of these properties is vital to the revitalization of the city. 302 Grand Street Newburgh NY Google Map

08/10/17 7:30am

The property has seriously deteriorated over time. Yet, the detailed paint job harks back to a different time. Sixty seconds after I took this photo, someone jumped out a car and ran lightning fast into the alley behind the house. My cue to go. For detailed information on the property, check the Orange County tax records.

There are over 700 abandoned or vacant properties in the City of Newburgh. Habitation of these properties is vital to the revitalization of the city. 260 1st Street Newburgh NY Google Map

06/29/17 7:30am

Touring the historic homes on Grand and Montgomery, I spotted this home on Clinton Street. It suffered a fire last year and appears to be vacant. Records say it was home to Newburgh’s late former mayor, Mary Crabb. Mary served in place of her husband Tyrone, who was originally elected mayor but died of a heart attack before he could take his oath. Hopefully, the property will be repaired before further damage takes place. For detailed information on the property, check the Orange County tax records.

There are over 700 abandoned or vacant properties in the City of Newburgh. Habitation of these properties is vital to the revitalization of the city. 70 Clinton Street Newburgh NY Google Map

06/22/17 7:30am

Take a ride down some of the humbler streets in Newburgh, ones without the mansions, where the factory workers used to live. It’s where the heart and soul of the city is. This property used to have a storefront, and it is privately owned. For detailed information, check the Orange County tax records.

I also love the building next door. The roofline has a special detail to cover a stairway.

There are over 700 abandoned or vacant properties in the City of Newburgh. Habitation of these properties is vital to the revitalization of the city. 196 Ann Street Newburgh NY Google Map

06/15/17 7:30am

Grand Street has some of the most spectacular architecturally significant properties in Newburgh. This house has been boarded up for a while. There are some great bones here to bring back to life.

This property is owned by the City of Newburgh. For detailed information, check the Orange County tax records.

There are over 700 abandoned or vacant properties in the City of Newburgh. Habitation of these properties is vital to the revitalization of the city. 246 Grand Street Newburgh NY Google Map

03/16/17 7:30am

17 William Street Newburgh NY

This has the potential to be a quaint house, but the inside might be a can of worms. The red box with the “X” means first responders should proceed with caution when entering. Surprisingly the exterior looks to be in good condition despite the apparent neglect. The cornice detail is lovely but the porch might not hold up much longer. This is a privately owned home. For detailed information, check the Orange County tax records.

There are over 700 abandoned or vacant properties in the City of Newburgh. Habitation of these properties is vital to the revitalization of the city. 17 William Street Newburgh NY Google Map