04/21/16 7:30am

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The City of Newburgh, NY was announced as a winner of TD Green Streets, a grant program from TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, and the Arbor Day Foundation supporting innovation in urban forestry. The $20,000.00 grant will fund projects throughout the City of Newburgh, including tree plantings along Liberty Street in Washington Heights, a new watering vehicle, and community education on the importance and care of trees.

TD Green Streets is a component of TD Forests, a North American initiative that helps protect critical forest habitats equal to the amount of paper the bank uses each year. Together, these programs underscore the bank’s commitment to forest protection and stewardship, and are a direct investment in the health of our urban tree canopy.

“TD Bank is proud to award TD Green Streets grants to these municipalities for enhancing their green spaces through urban forestry projects,” said Joe Doolan, Head of Environmental Affairs for TD Bank. “We’re committed to being an environmental leader, and our work with the Arbor Day Foundation helps us do that in communities across our footprint.”

“We’re so excited to join forces with the Newburgh Heights Association and local residents for our “Liberty Street Re-forestation” project,” says Richard Harper, Chair of Newburgh’s Conservation Advisory Committee. “This is a wonderful opportunity to educate people on the importance of trees and how to care for them. There are so many economic, environmental, and health benefits of trees, particularly in the urban environment. We are especially proud of having been selected by TD Green Streets as the ONLY city in New York State to have been awarded this innovative grant!”

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Photo by Matthew Colon, Director of the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands. “Calvert Vaux, a 19th century architect and protégé of Andrew Jackson Downing, once described Montgomery as “a straight road parallel with the river, at a considerable elevation, commanding beautiful views of West Point, the Highlands and the Hudson.””

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03/04/16 9:30am

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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 NR flickr user Janis Borgueta

Seven to Save: 2016-17 [Preservation League]
Small-Town America Is Facing Big-City Problems [Next City]
Newburgh artist transforms gang tag into thing of beauty [THR]
Why Now Is the Time to Remake Economic Development [Next City]
Want to encourage the development of walkable neighborhoods? Fix this [Grist]
Mapping the Intersection of Creative Placemaking and Public Safety [Art Place]
A Big-Hearted Man and His Calling to Build Tiny Houses for Oakland’s Homeless [Nation Swell]

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02/26/16 12:30pm

74 South Lander St Newburgh NY

This house was a Rescue Me home featured in 2014. Very little has changed, if anything. The listing includes interior photos, so we can see just how bad this property is. It is being listed as a 2-family home, for less than $20,000. I realize this might look attractive to investors or potential landlords, but this block is in dire need of homeowners for reasons exhaustively discussed here on NR. This property is not in a great location so it’s hard to figure out the future of properties like this.

74 South Lander St Newburgh NY (Igor Krasnoperov)
Asking Price: $19,900
Year Built: 1900
Size: 2,200 sq ft
Neighborhood: The Heights/SoBro
Taxes: $4,017
Distance to NYC: 58.1 mi, 1 hour 9 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
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02/26/16 10:30am

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Photo by NR flickr user John Leighton. 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.

Tech World moves to bigger Newburgh location [THR]
The Unintended Consequences of Housing Finance [RPA]
Newburgh gets highest credit rating since early 1990s [THR]
First convictions for dumping in Newburgh [Mid Hudson News]
The hipster is dead, and you might not like who comes next [Mashable]

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