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Rentals February 6, 2017 at 10:41 pm

Downing Park Urban Farm: Accepting RFPs

Downing Park is now accepting applications for RFPs for an individual/organization, etc. to develop & manage Downing Park as an urban agricultural center.

Proposals Due March 1st. Looks like great opportunity!

General Newburgh Discussion February 6, 2017 at 7:28 am

City Terrace and 3rd St.

Hi Friends – We’re currently zeroing in on a few properties in Newburgh and will hopefully settle on one shortly. One option is a private sale on the upper part of City Terrace and 3rd Street. I’d love to collect a few opinions on this area – my fiance√© isn’t sure it’s safe yet (particularly further down the hill toward 1st). I’m looking at it’s potential being so close to the park, and 3rd street feels much better. Does anyone in the forum live in this area, or know it well? Are we venturing into a part of NoBro that’s still pretty seedy/dangerous?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts!

Home Renovation January 23, 2017 at 11:41 pm

Historic Cast Iron Railings

I am restoring a building on Grand Street and am looking to restore-repair-replace the cast iron railings on the front stairway. I am looking for parts, an entire railing and/or someone who might be able to restore them. I have attached a photo of the building and railings. Thanks.





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General Newburgh Discussion December 27, 2016 at 8:32 pm

Newburgh Water: Drinkable?

A contamination scare article mentioned the water supply has been rerouted from elsewhere.

How safe is the water today?
When will the contaminated blood sample results be a available?

Home Renovation December 23, 2016 at 7:53 pm

Asbestos! *gulp*

Hello all,

I’m a Brooklynite who will soon be closing on a beautiful Victorian two family.

There’s asbestos covering 140ft of pipes in the basement.

I need to get it inspected by an asbestos specialist in addition to a regular home inspection. I don’t know yet what the price will be to contain or get rid of it, but I thought I’d ask in advance if any of you:

1) Know a good asbestos specialist
2) Know if the city helps out with a percentage of asbestos removal projects.
3) Anything else I need to know about this unpleasant surprise.

Thanks and looking forward to joining the revitalization,

General Newburgh Discussion September 11, 2016 at 6:57 pm

Public Recycling

My husband and I just moved to Newburgh from Brooklyn and have so many cardboard boxes and our residential recycling bin is full. Are there any public recycling drop off locations in Newburgh?


Home Renovation July 9, 2016 at 1:21 am

Brick repointing

Greetings, can anyone recommend tradesmen or contractors who do repointing on historic structures?
Happy Summer!

General Newburgh Discussion June 20, 2016 at 7:36 pm

Pics from Illuminated festival, 2016

Hi, all.

Just wanted to share some photos I got of the 2016 Illuminated Festival from the roof of the Karples Manuscript Museum, as well as pics of the surrounding neighborhood from every other conceivable angle!

Newburgh Illuminated 2016

The story: On the day of the festival, Karples was doing (mostly) unadvertised tours of their current residence, the old Newburgh Savings Bank building. these were of the usually off limits upstairs and basement rooms, not the fabulous main lobby, which is open to the public. There were tours posted for 3:15 and 4:00pm, on a teeny, tiny flier on the side of the building. I didn’t even notice these, and only came to find out about the tour by off chance while I was poking around the intricate elevator doors on my way out of the building. A guide caught me and informed me of the tours.

My girlfriend and I were the only two on the 4:00 tour. We were shown the upstairs rooms, mostly in disrepair, but basically untouched since the bank closed in the 1980s. We were shown a room where the FBI used to meet during the race riots of the 1970s (a board room), bank vaults, and various other banking departments. Not much furniture left, but all of the original granite, and intricate wood trim and plaster work remained intact. Unfortunately, I didn’t think to take pictures of the inside of the building.

Finally, we were taken up to the roof to conclude the tour! We got allot of time to take pictures since there were only two of us, plus the guide. The guide was very enthusiastic about showing us the view.

I knew it was possibly a once in a lifetime opportunity, so I took as many shots of the view as I could.

Hope you enjoy!

Nick DeLessio

Home Renovation May 3, 2016 at 5:11 pm

Fireplace Mantels

We are looking to purchase two fireplace mantels, preferably white marble but would also consider a wood mantel also.

Home Renovation May 3, 2016 at 5:06 pm

Historic Window Grills

I’m interested in installing historic Iron window grills/grates on the basement level floor of the home we are renovating and cannot find any indication in the Design Guidelines of the Historic District whether these would be allowed. Obviously, because they would be period pieces, they would not be constructed with safety exit, but if there are two back entrances and windows that would have modern grating with safety exits, would installing the period grates conflict or comply with building and historic codes? Just wondering if anyone has tried this or encountered a problem with front building restoration.


Classified April 17, 2016 at 9:50 pm

Grocery stores

Does anyone know from this forum whether there are any plans in the future for a supermarket to open in Newburgh? Hard to believe that theres not one in town.

Rentals April 15, 2016 at 3:36 pm

Did everybody hear about the Bernie Rally in Newburgh

The park will open to the public at 4pm with music and food. We will end the night at sunset.

Bernie’s campaign reps will be there signing people up for canvassing this weekend. This is one of the most important reasons to attend!

There are our confirmed speakers for now:

Donna Waterman from Bernie’s campaign

James Cromwell, noted actor and environmentalist

Diana Hird for Congress, running for congress in District 18

Pavlina Tcherneva, professor at Bard studying income inequality

Sandy Oxford, Latina representing the Working Families Party

Jonathan Bix, Executive Director of Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson

Michael Ciaravino, city manager of the City of Newburgh

Torrance Harvey, city councilman for City of Newburgh

Owen Fraser, local teacher and activist

John O’Malley, CWA 1120 representative

Sandra Kissam, longtime local environmental activist

Gabrielle Hill, local fast food restaurant manager

Joe Alvarez, local anti-violence activist with We Are Newburgh

Marlon Ramos, local latino organizer and activist

Sal Montes, latino political leader

Decora will be our DJ and will be playing music interspersed with speakers from 4-6. The rally will go from 6pm until sunset.

We will have food trucks from Nimai’s Bliss Kitchen, Roadies Diner, and Pippy’s Hotdog Truck

Resist AIM Pipeline will have a table with information.
Donate Life of Orange Co will be doing voter registration

We will also be inviting all those affected by gun violence in Newburgh up onto the stage for a memorial service at the end of the night. Local resident Omari Shakur will invite the families up.

The exact location is The People’s Waterfront, 1 Washington Street, Newburgh, NY, 12550. Its a large 7 acre open field next to Gully’s in Newburgh.

For those coming from Beacon, please try to take the ferry across. The last ferry back is at 8:20pm. If you live in Newburgh, please walk if you can. If you are driving, there will be limited parking in the lots down at the waterfront. There is also free parking along Water Street. There is additional parking up the hill in the city and on Broadway.

After the night is over, we hope you will head to Newburgh Brewing Company, Ms. Fairfax, or any of the great restaurants down on the waterfront.

General Newburgh Discussion April 9, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Exterior restoration of cornice features

Hello all,

I am looking for a craftsperson who can restore 5 leafy-design cornice features to a building of ours on Lander Street, and recreate two that are missing from the surviving examples that we have.

Thank you

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Home Renovation April 6, 2016 at 6:17 pm

scrape, paint, or siding?

Hello- We have a 1913 cedar shingle house that is in bad need of scraping and repainting. We are also thinking about cement board (hardieboard) siding because it won’t need repainting for decades (?) forever (?) and it looks good (?). Does anyone have experience with either a great paint job that has lasted at least 10 years or with cement board siding in Newburgh? Thanks!

Classified March 29, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Replacing/restoring etched glass windows

I’m so excited that my husband and I will be closing on hour future home on Lander Street shortly. It’s a lovely little gem and we are excited about making our new home in Newburgh. Two of the interior doors have a pane of the original etched glass broken out and thankfully one panel from each door remains. Are there craftsmen or glass artisans who can replicate historic etched glass panels that can be recommended?

Thank you.

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Replied on February 7, 2017 at 10:20 pm

Downing Park Urban Farm: Accepting RFPs

Hi Cher, Such a great opportunity! I learned about it from a farming listserv I’m on. I̵…
Replied on February 7, 2017 at 12:45 pm

City Terrace and 3rd St.

Hey, so I think the bigger questions might be what are your goals, and what are your expectations? …
Replied on February 7, 2017 at 12:43 am

Downing Park Urban Farm: Accepting RFPs

Thanks, yeah I have a post scheduled for tomorrow afternoon for this. Hopefully, this will be a boo…
Replied on February 6, 2017 at 10:41 pm

Downing Park Urban Farm: Accepting RFPs

Downing Park is now accepting applications for RFPs for an individual/organization, etc. to develop…
Replied on February 6, 2017 at 6:43 pm

City Terrace and 3rd St.

There are so many considerations to different areas of the city. Sometimes it is best to rent for s…
Replied on February 6, 2017 at 7:28 am

City Terrace and 3rd St.

Hi Friends – We’re currently zeroing in on a few properties in Newburgh and will hopefu…
Replied on February 4, 2017 at 11:18 pm

Seeking chimney company

Here is the tip at, so you can have good idea in…
Replied on January 25, 2017 at 1:57 am

Historic Cast Iron Railings

I can do this for you. Contact me at: Stuart Sachs
Replied on January 23, 2017 at 11:41 pm

Historic Cast Iron Railings

I am restoring a building on Grand Street and am looking to restore-repair-replace the cast iron ra…
Replied on January 19, 2017 at 1:03 am

scrape, paint, or siding?

Well it is a good thing that you opted for cement board siding since they are durable and can withs…
Replied on January 18, 2017 at 4:27 am

Glass and contractors

How about a premade one that are made of reliable and superior glass panels? I am using the same an…
Replied on January 18, 2017 at 3:47 am

Historic Window Grills

I believed that is possible as long as there are safety fire exit installed and that it all complie…
Replied on January 6, 2017 at 6:39 pm

Newburgh Water: Drinkable?

I think what the original poster was referring to was the PFO contamination in Washington Lake from…
Replied on December 30, 2016 at 7:28 pm


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Replied on December 29, 2016 at 10:35 am

Newburgh Water: Drinkable? I looked into several brands and methodologies before choosing. I cho…