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Home Renovation August 30, 2013 at 10:26 am


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General Newburgh Discussion January 9, 2018 at 9:17 pm

NYC Commuters

Hi all,

I’m interested in relocating from New Jersey to Newburgh in 2018. I’m a freelancer with most of my ongoing gigs being in New York City. I’m looking to hear from people about the commute and if there are any tips/local tidbits I should be aware of ahead of time.

I know the Beacon train is probably the most popular option, but anyone out there utilize Shortline on a consistent basis? How packed is it at the 6a/7a/8a hour?

Does anyone drive to a park and ride to get to the city? Are there any that are particularly better than others?

Lastly, and only mildly related, are there any bikers out there who commute to public transit hubs via bicycle? How realistic is this in Newburgh and from what neighborhoods? It’s not a deal breaker, but the option would be nice.

Thanks for the insight!

– Caro

General Newburgh Discussion December 3, 2017 at 11:04 am

Finding the way through the Home maze

Hello Everyone,

I’m looking at buying in Newburgh ( living in purchase)in 2018. I’m an artist, currently in Brooklyn who is familiar with Newburgh (my family having had property in Orange County most of my life) and I’m looking to bring my studio and residence to Newburgh, to become part of the community and be part of the wonderful things I’ve seen in person and here on this site happening.

I’m pretty sure that there must be at least one organization in town that helps guide the 1st time homebuyer and the revitalize Newburgh movement ( and maybe one for artists wanting to relocate there?). I’m hoping that you all here can give me a name or organization that I can reach out to so that I can start setting up meetings to gain more info.

Looking forward to 2018, becoming part of the community and moving my photography and ceramics practice/studio to Newburgh.

Any info will be of help – so thanks in advance!

General Newburgh Discussion October 9, 2017 at 12:39 pm

110 Liberty?

Paper is up over the windows at 110 Liberty. Looks like something is coming! Does anyone have any idea what’s going in there?

General Newburgh Discussion August 19, 2017 at 8:14 pm

How to Better Newburgh

Hi all.

My family has owned a weekend home in the hudson valley for about 80 years. I’ve always been fascinated by Newburgh and its history, and am sure it is going to be a thriving, vibrant neighborhood once again – and soon!

My brother and I are interested in possibly investing in real estate. Today we went to visit Newburgh and were disheartened to find that most of it is still incredibly depressed. We were charmed by the homes on Grand St and Montgomery St, and were initially thinking of investing in a multi-family home around there.

But my question is – as an investor who is very much interested in revitalizing the city, what is the best way to help the community get on its feet again? Where would be the best place to buy property? Would restoring something in a very depressed area be better than owning a building on Grand St? Would commercial property be a better idea?

Let me know what you think. I feel like people probably have studied these things for years, but I’d really like to know how to help. Thanks a lot!

General Newburgh Discussion August 18, 2017 at 4:07 pm

Newcomer need some help

Hello everyone,

I am planning to move from North Carolina. I want to move to NY and think Newburgh is an affordable option. Will someone please recommend a trusty realtor, can recommend an affordable area or any tips for newcomers?

Thank you

General Newburgh Discussion August 8, 2017 at 6:22 pm

Artist looking for bricks

I’m an artist (new to Newburgh) and I’m looking for about 400 red bricks to use for a new sculpture. I’d like real clay brick (not pavers, not concrete), old ones are great, from the Hudson valley would be ideal, but not required. Any leads would be most appreciated!
Thanks much!

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 fianceé 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!

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?

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?


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

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

General Newburgh Discussion March 28, 2016 at 7:28 am

The Foundry Condos?

Hey All,

Noah and Jon here. Happy Spring!

We’ve been up to Newburgh a few times recently, and last week we stumbled over The Foundry condos. Any forum friends living in The Foundry? We’ve seen a few foreclosed units for sale, and thought it might be a great stepping stone into Newburgh from NYC as we search for the perfect permanent home/gut renovation. Are many of the units vacant? Any experience with Foundry residents?


General Newburgh Discussion March 21, 2016 at 4:43 pm

Internet Provider in the Heights


My partner and I are going to be moving to Newburgh in April! We are going to be living in the heights and are trying to establish internet service at our rental home. However, we are not having much luck. We are going to be staying on Liberty St. Washington Heights and the internet companies don’t seem to understand that the street exists. We have to have the internet at home, as my partner works from home. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions or recommendation for a good internet provider.


General Newburgh Discussion March 4, 2016 at 4:20 am

Auction of 333 carpenter

I believe the mansion at 333 carpenter has been put up for auction. Does anyone know if it was purchased?

General Newburgh Discussion February 29, 2016 at 10:45 am

neighborhoods map / best neighborhoods

Hi Ive been reading for a while and thinking of purchasing in the area around Washington’s HQ (perhaps the heights).

Ive been trying to get a better sense of the neighborhoods to concentrate my search on. I live in NYC and will be up for a second trip this weekend, but mostly my search has been online.

My understanding is that HQ area (is this SoBro?) would be the best area for someone who values walk-ability. My question is, are there other neighborhoods to consider? It is hard to find a neighborhood map of the city. I know I don’t want to be near South street or near the hospital. MGL seems spotty especially on Liberty street near the college. The heights seems sort of block by block at this point?

Any help from people who know the area better would be appreciated. Thanks!

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