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

Photo by Michael Lebron.

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08/04/17 11:30am

The weekly link roundup is a collection of links related to Newburgh, revitalization, urban planning and anything else that might inspire change or create dialogue. Photo by Cher Vick.

Extreme Commuting [NYT]
The Push to Succeed p.10 [OM]
Newburgh beefs up code enforcement [THR]
Developer looks to complete Newburgh project [THR]
Letter: Brick, not macadam, belongs in Newburgh [THR]
Tower of Victory restoration is underway in Newburgh [THR]
Newburgh’s classic architecture reborn in rehab project [THR]
Food From Around the World, Homegrown in New York [NYT]

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08/04/17 7:30am

95 Gidney Ave Newburgh NY

This is a single family home that is foreclosed just north of Downing Park. The listing says “bring your hammer and nails.” It looks like it could make a very nice home.

95 Gidney Ave Newburgh NY
Asking Price: $36,000 (foreclosure)
Year Built: c. 1910
Size: 1,056 sq ft
Neighborhood: NoBro
Taxes: $7,295
Distance to NYC: 55.7 mi, 1 hr 2 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
Google Map
Listing by: Shernette Hall, Carrington Real Estate Service

08/01/17 7:30am

Check out the new edition of the Downtown City of Newburgh neighborhood map. It highlights places for food and drink, shops, services, art and design, health and wellness, entertainment, parks, sightseeing spots and municipal services. Get your copy at any of the local businesses on Broadway or Liberty Street.

If you wish to join the other businesses and organizations that appear on this map or make a donation to help keep the map going, please email DowntownNewburgh@gmail.com or go to the newly created website.

They are accepting submissions from artists, graphic designers and photographers to be featured on the cover for a 4-month duration of each edition. If you would like to feature your work, please email a sample of your work to the email above.

This month’s feature artist is Fon Borrello.