05/27/16 9:30am


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 Matthew Colon, Director of the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands

The Kitchen [Newburgh Food Journal]
7 Of The Best Food Places In Orange And Dutchess County [Odyssey]

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05/27/16 7:30am

61 Liberty Street Newburgh NY

Another Liberty Street property is up for sale. This one is directly across the empty lot where I held the Newburgh Urban Market a few years back, right next to Washington’s HQ. There have been a few failed attempts at opening up storefronts that include a cellphone/used furniture shop and most recently a beauty supply store. In 2013 the owners did do some repair work to the facade. This is the retail section of Liberty Street that is cut off from the northern and southern blocks. This block between Spring Street and South William is more residential and has the empty lot out front. But there are positives. Atlas Industries bought the empty shell at 67 Liberty. Also 45 to 51 Liberty have all recently sold to new owners who plan to rehab the buildings. Also, a new bistro is coming 2 corners away, the Liberty Street Bistro. Like the same Liberty Street listing from last week, this property might be the right choice for someone who is actively looking to be a part of revitalization and has placemaking ideas for the storefront. There is a lot of potential here, and slowly change is happening. Being that this is for sale by owner, the asking price might not have much wiggle room.

61 Liberty Street Newburgh NY (For Sale by Owner)
Asking Price: $277,500
Year Built: 1900
Size: 3,000 sq ft
Neighborhood: Washington’s HQ/Liberty Street
Taxes: N/A
Distance to NYC: 58.6 mi, 1 hour 10 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
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61 Liberty St Collage



05/26/16 11:43am

NCLB Summer Benefit.pdf

NCLB summer benefit BACKYARD BBQ
Sunday June 5th 2016 | 1pm-4pm
15 Chambers Street, Newburgh NY 12550
$20 donation includes all you can eat bbq, drinks & beer!

“We are having our first annual benefit at the land bank— a summer backyard bbq! We’ll be BBQing specialty hot dogs all afternoon, serving amazing beer from Newburgh Brewing Company. People are invited to bring their families and friends and meet some of the folks participating in revival of our Neighborhoods! All are welcome.”


05/24/16 7:30am


There are plenty of vacant storefronts in the City of Newburgh. New organization, Strongroom, aims to bring art to unused spaces in the city starting off with their kickoff event this Saturday at Thornwillow Institute, 7 South Lander Street. It is exciting to see new residents bring their own passions to Newburgh.

“Julie Tremblay’s work often takes scientific theories as a starting point, exploring the complicated relationships between the natural and human worlds. Both research-based and instinctive, her monumental sculptures can take many forms. Twisting and flowing through space, suspended above or around you, hard edges of an accordion fold meet a bulbous curve of sculpted aluminum mesh.LED lights at times strung throughout and spray paint applied to the metallic surface create added depth and false shadows, giving the form a mysterious sense of space,which feels at once transparent and perhaps impenetrable. It is a form you might feel inclined to embrace, climb into, or even imitate.

This new site-specific installation references “strange attractors,” a term used in chaos theory to describe external elements that interrupt regular patterns in nature. The interference causes the pattern to change and become seemingly chaotic. Walking through and around the strange forms, there are familiar yet abstract sounds from nearby Julie’s Newburgh studio – a freight train and the waves of the Hudson River, alternating between nature and the manmade. Balance and disruption are at the heart of Julie’s practice, and this immersive sculptural installation expresses a potential for transformation through its movement and meandering forms. Working with different types of mesh for over fifteen years, Julie’s formal treatment of the medium has evolved into a physical interpretation of the interconnectivity of nature’s infinite complexities.

Julie Tremblay is from Quebec, Canada, and is based in Newburgh and Brooklyn, NY. She has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Mexico, and most recently at the Art Dubai art fair with Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery. In 2012,CBS.com named her as one of “5 best up and coming NYC artists.” Other recent press includes feature articles in Surface Magazine China,Creative Quarterly, and Nu-Modé Magazine, just to name a few. In 2013, she was awarded a residency with the prestigious Parisian gallery Galerie RX, where she spent the summer in their gigantic space in Ivry-sur-Seine, a former scientific laboratory of the Frédéric Joliot-Curie, making a large site-specific installation. She recently had a solo exhibition at the Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, and also completed two major commissions in Canada last year; one for the lobby of a new movie theater in Marham, Ontario, Canada and the other for La Maison Simons, in Gatineau, Quebec.

Made possible with the support of Thornwillow Institute.”

05/13/16 11:30am

36 Liberty Street Newburgh NY

Just south of Washington’s Headquarters is this building in front of the old Resnick’s Mattress Factory. There are a lot of fun and exciting things happening and developing on Liberty Street. However, they don’t extend this far south. The best thing happening is the potential Resnick’s holds for future adaptive reuse projects, Simple Gifts and Goodies, and if (a big IF) the Liberty Street School can finally fall in the hands of a capable developer. I’ve been told this property is essentially a shell, so you’ll need a lot of money to get this place in working order. The Liberty Street corridor is leading the way for Newburgh’s revitalization and restoring rightfully placed retail is imperative to keep it on track. For someone with the right vision and placemaking capabilities, this could be an exciting project.

36 Liberty Street Newburgh NY (Rosemary Lee, Apple2Orange Realty)
Asking Price: $105,000
Year Built: 1900
Size: 2,552 sq ft
Neighborhood: Washington’s HQ/Liberty Street
Taxes: $4,990
Distance to NYC: 58.6 mi, 1 hour 10 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
Google Map