Another home on South Miller that is falling apart. How old do you think that roof is on the porch? However old, it won’t last long now that the banister has been removed out of place. We looked at this home 3 years ago. My, it is deteriorating rapidly. Such a shame because there are some gorgeous details inside if they still exist like the trim on the hardwood floors. She could be a real beauty, but South Miller is a tough block.
The folks from NY Loves Film visited Umbra Studios last Friday and met with other people in the film industry and the Newburgh Film Office to discuss tax credits and additional resources to help Orange County develop as film production center. Some of the good news includes the Umbra Sound Stage being fully outfitted and ready to accept work that is spilling over from NYC. Go Newburgh!
Bernice Radle of Buffalos Young Preservationists made a splash with her Tedx talk. The thought I took away was that preservation is sexy! Young people are taking a stand in the preservation movement and Bernice is trying to get more of you involved. Preservation isn’t just for grandparents anymore. I loved her candid talk about the challenges aging cities like Buffalo and Newburgh face and ways to help preserve them. Take out a few minutes to learn why saving those old scary buildings we see everyday are worth saving! I think that #preservationissexy should be on all rescue me posts!
To read more about young people in preservation read this article.
Recently, I was touring 87 Liberty that is on the market. If you are interested in purchasing it, it is still for sale. The owner, Peter, shared with us all of these great photos from 1983. These were the few I was able to snap with my cell phone. Go view the property for yourself and Peter can share many other details of the area and his home. He is full of knowledge! We’d love to see this property fall in the right hands. It needs work, but has lot of character and you can’t buy a better location in Newburgh.
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Most who grow up near New York City dream of trading their suburban life for big city dreams. Chris Basso and Paul Halayko, however, were unlike the average suburbanites: the two 31 year old Washingtonville natives found their dreams not in the big city, but in their home county, Orange. More specifically, they found their dreams in a 160 year old paper-box factory along the Hudson River in Newburgh, NY – 55 miles north of NYC.
Basso, who had been a brewer at the Brooklyn brewery, and Halyako, who had been working in finance, teamed up with Chris Benedetti, who also had a background in finance. The three then set their eyes on Newburgh to start their brewery, Newburgh Brewing Company.
Although Basso asserts that he always had his heart set on brewing in Newburgh, he says that the main thing that drew him upstate was the affordability. Financial realities are a crucial point for a young business. Basso says: “if you were to transplant this exact building and everything that goes with it to Brooklyn… it would’ve been so far out of reach, it would not have been feasible.” But his city-savvy dexterity should pay off, as he believes that “…if you have a little bit of vision and a little bit of money you can come in, take an existing structure and turn it into something.” After all, think of how Williamsburg and Bushwick were before they developed: filled with warehouses and factories, sure – but with lots of potential.