10/01/18 11:30am

The Newburgh Pottery had a grand opening party Saturday, after a full day of Newburgh Open Studios. Not only is it amazing we have our very own pottery studio in Newburgh, but the location is very significant. Located inside Atlas Industries, this was once a closed off scary building. The Spring Street side sees plenty of love as the main entrance to other studios. Now the studios on South William Street are really making a difference for people who choose to walk or park here.

Good things are happening on South William and more to come! Head to the Newburgh Pottery if you are a seasoned potter or just want to learn a new craft.

09/28/18 3:03pm

“The first house to be electrified in Newburgh! Edison himself stayed here while setting up the power station to electrify the city. This magnificent example of Federalist architecture was designed by Thornton Niven in the 1830’s and it was the second house built on Quality Row. 116 has been the home to many artists over the years, as evidenced by the murals by well known artist /writer Don Herron and the creation of a spacious art studio with rear lane access in the back garden. Gracious, understated elegant rooms with perfect proportions are the hallmark of Niven’s design. The original kitchen was in the basement and the pot holder is still attached to the large hearth! The reading library is now a galley kitchen leading out to a wide verandah overlooking the garden and studio. Building does need some work, but provides an extremely comfortable residence while doing the repairs. Basement apt provides income and there is the option of converting the studio to a 2 bay garage.”

116 First Street Newburgh NY
Asking Price: $379,000
Year Built: 1837
Size: 3,000 sq ft
Neighborhood: Quality Row
Taxes: $7,638
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
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Listing by: Rosemary Lee, Apple2Orange Realty, (845) 213-4095, rosemary.lee(at)me(dot)com

09/28/18 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.

What Employers Want From Cities [G]
Does new construction lead to displacement? [CC]
Why millennials are flocking to Rust Belt real estate [CNBC]
Saboreando un fresco y delicioso café en el emblemático Downing Park [EE]
What Millions of Retiring Small Business Owners Could Mean for Cities [NC]

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09/28/18 7:30am

WHAT: We will be beginning our CrossFit Teens program.

WHEN: First class THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4th. The class will start promptly at 4:15 PM and will last 45 minutes.

WHERE: Orchard Valley CrossFit; 1-15 South Colden Street, Suite #300, Newburgh.

Teen must meet ALL below requirements:
-Grades 9-12
-Male or Female
-City of Newburgh resident

HOW MUCH: This class is FREE. You must be a resident in the CITY of Newburgh.

HOW MANY: We are capping this class at 10 teens. First come, first serve.

If you are interested in joining this once weekly class, please comment, message, or email us with your contact info. The first 10 to reply will be given a spot in this class.

Email: orchardvalleycrossfit@gmail.com


09/27/18 7:30am

Chef Leon is back with his own pop-up event space at 188 Liberty Street called Lodger. Brunch is served on Sunday’s, 10am-1pm and is just $12.50 a person. You are served a variety of surprise dishes – whatever is being cooked that day. Leon also is passionate about books. He hosts Book & Bread dinners for $75 a person Sunday evenings. There, you will bind a book using old techniques. The pop-up space is available for private dinners where you can design a menu that fits your price point and palate.

Lodger was awarded an Awesome Foundation grant. They will be working with Newburgh high school students to learn everything about cooking – farm to table. They will also help build a clay oven in the patio and have an opportunity to host their own night at Lodger.

Dining here is truly an experience, even more so when all of a sudden you are in a deep conversation with everyone around the table like you are old friends. Be sure to visit the website or Instagram page for more details. Make reservations if you want to be sure you are seated.