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Has anyone had any luck petitioning the city to let them take down an old fire escape? We own a three family with two fire escapes, and they’re both falling apart and practically hanging off the building. I know in NYC you have to install a sprinkler in the inner staircase for egress in order to remove a fire escape legally. Not sure if the same rule applies in Newburgh?
Paper is up over the windows at 110 Liberty. Looks like something is coming! Does anyone have any idea what’s going in there?
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!
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?
Hey Everyone –
Meandering through Newburgh Restoration and the web this morning, I thought I’d ask our second question regarding a “Shop Small” or “Buy Local” movement. I lived in Portland, Maine for almost 20 years and in 2006, we formed Portland Buy Local (portlandbuylocal.org) in order to support locally owned, independent businesses. Portland has seen a dramatic transformation over the last 20 years – going from a rough-around-the-edges middle class town to an explosive destination filled with amazing restaurants, thriving small businesses and incredible swarms of tourists in the summer. I owned and operated Maine Cocktail Tours (http://mainetoday.com/eat-drink/historic-meets-alcoholic-maine-cocktail-tours/) for two years before moving to NYC. Anyway, I saw the incredible work that Portland Buy Local did for the community, and I’m a strong believer that a coalition of small businesses is part of the key to a successful revival of a city.
Is there currently any Buy Local movement in Newburgh? I’ve seen posts for Small Business Saturday, but I haven’t been able to find any other resources.
If there isn’t any current 501(c)(3) organization in this realm, is there interest from the business owners and entrepreneurs of Newburgh for this type of coalition?
My fiancé and I have fallen in love with Newburgh for many reasons, and are planning on relocating from NYC in early 2017. We love that Newburgh has a large community of activists, artists and those dedicated to the sustainable growth and development of the beautiful city. From what we can tell, Newburgh also seems to have a good size LGBT population.
We’d like to purchase an abandoned older building and do a complete rehab and restore, although we are still trying to decide whether we want to go for a single family or a multifamily, living in one unit and renting out the other(s).
We’ve seen lots of advertisements in 2 Alices and online for recently renovated apartments for rent, but we’re curious on what the vacancy rate and market is like for these units? Any multifamily owners on the forum who can provide any helpful insight? Is there perhaps a glut of apartments for rent in the city right now?
Jon and Noah