06/22/17 7:30am

Take a ride down some of the humbler streets in Newburgh, ones without the mansions, where the factory workers used to live. It’s where the heart and soul of the city is. This property used to have a storefront, and it is privately owned. For detailed information, check the Orange County tax records.

I also love the building next door. The roofline has a special detail to cover a stairway.

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. 196 Ann Street Newburgh NY Google Map

Back in March of this year, there was a fundraiser for the Newburgh Illuminated Festival. It was in Thornwillow Institute on South Lander. Wow, was this a party. Good things are happening all around the city.

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06/16/17 11:45am

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 Nancy Layne.

Pete’s Hot Dogs: A Newburgh institution [HV1]
When Public Art and Historic Preservation Clash [ST]
Feds: 20 suspects from violent Newburgh gang charged [THR]
Newburgh IDs site for remains of historic cemetery for blacks [THR]
Meet a new breed of hipsters: flipsters, millennials who flip homes [LAT]
Amid PFOS Issue, Some Say Newburgh Watershed Could Be A Model [WAMC]
The unknown US airport that could change transatlantic travel forever [TGUK]
Five years in, New York’s land bank movement offers lessons for national field [CCP]

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06/15/17 7:30am

Grand Street has some of the most spectacular architecturally significant properties in Newburgh. This house has been boarded up for a while. There are some great bones here to bring back to life.

This property is owned by the City of Newburgh. For detailed information, 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. 246 Grand Street Newburgh NY Google Map

06/13/17 7:30am

Newburgh’s newest brewery, Graft  Cider, had their first pop-up last weekend. Located a little further west, this section of Ann Street doesn’t see the same foot traffic as other commercial corridors. All the more reason to check out what goes on behind their closed doors. The pop-up gave everyone a chance to tour the brewery, sample tastings, and hang out at the makeshift beer garden next door.

This was the first of more pop-ups to come. Graft plans on opening their doors every second Saturday during the warm months. Make sure to check out their Facebook page for announcements.