01/11/17 1:06pm

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Well what a surprise this is. Just when everyone thought this building was about to tumble down, brick repair has begun to the former Clinton Hotel at the corner of Washington Street and Liberty. They are starting at the rear off the building, knocking off loose bricks and stacking up others on the side. From the front of the building you can get a glimpse of the scaffolding peeking out from behind.

So what’s the deal with this building anyway? A fire gutted it in 1978. Since then it has been deteriorating brick by brick. I’ve been told plans are to rehabilitate the building into a mixed use property with possible lofts and ground floor exhibition space. And if all goes as planned, it might be the first Passive House in the Hudson Valley. Till then, hopefully the work will continue and prove to all the naysayers that buildings in severe disrepair don’t all have a date with a wrecking ball.

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01/06/17 10:29am

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Here is a cozy home with a cottage feel in Colonial Terraces, a neighborhood built in 1917 to house workers of the Newburgh ship yards during Word War I. It was constructed during the winter from October to April at the height of the Spanish Flu epidemic. You can see historic photos of the construction phase here.

14 Norton Street Newburgh NY (Jeanette Santory)
Asking Price: $94,900
Year Built: 1918
Size: 1,056 sq ft
Neighborhood: Colonial Terraces
Taxes: $3,638
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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01/05/17 5:11pm

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The Newburgh Community Land Bank has announced an opportunity own a renovated home. This is open to native Newburghers who are first time homebuyers who meet income requirements. To see if opportunity might be right for you, attend one of five open houses to be held in the month of January. Details are below.

OPEN HOUSE! We have recently renovated 53 & 55 Farrington from top to bottom and are looking for Newburghers who want to be first time homeowners! If you are interested, have lived in Newburgh for at least five years, are a first time home buyer, and have a family household income under 80% AMI (about $65,000 for a family of four), please come to our first open house THURSDAY, JANUARY 5th from 2-5 PM. There, you can get more details about the program, the selection process and see the homes! Sale prices for these sweet two bedroom historic homes are $75,000 each (around $850-950 per month incl. property taxes). Owner occupancy required. Down payment and closing cost assistance may also be available. We look forward to seeing you there!

The next open houses will be:

-Sunday, January 8th 9 AM-12 PM
-Wednesday, January 18th 4-7 PM
-Saturday, January 28st 9 AM – 12 PM
-Tuesday, January 31st 2-5 PM

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12/30/16 9:45am

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Photo by HB. 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.

Gentrification is not a dirty word [DN]
Property neglect law goes into effect [THR]
Korean eatery finds new home in Newburgh [THR]
How to Make an Affordable City More Affordable [City Lab]
Photos Of 1970s And 1980s Brooklyn Before The Hipsters Invaded [ATI]
South Bronx Residents Fear Displacement As Real Estate Booms [Gothamist]
Rockefeller Xmas tree lives on after being used for timber in a Habitat for Humanity home [Daily Mail UK]

12/23/16 12:15pm

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There are two 91 Liberty Streets. This property is 91 Liberty Street WH – WH standing for Washington Heights. It is located at the very end of Liberty Street near the bluff. It’s being listed as move in ready, so long weekends doing renovations shouldn’t be in your future. More details here:

In the desirable Heights section of Newburgh. Lovely Bowfront 1890’s all brick and stone single family with garage/carriage house. The very best of the old blends with the new in this generously sized three bedroom, 1.5 bath detached home!  Outside, the spacious, breezy, front sitting porch features brand new hardwood decking, rebuilt stairs, and new roofing front and back. Inside, find lovingly preserved Mahogany woodwork and refinished oak  floors throughout. The gracious foyer spills into a large living room that flows into a separate, spacious dining room featuring original stained glass, and all windows in the home are master-restored originals with new storms. There’s a delightfully fresh newly-redone eat-in kitchen with butcher block countertops, new high-end stainless steel appliances, an on-trend enamel white Kohler sink and fixtures, and a separate storage pantry! In the basement you’ll find a new Maytag w/d set, a brand-new, high efficiency European boiler, and electric service, new panel, with wiring all updated in 2016.* The upstairs tiled full bath has pristine new fixtures. On the main floor there’s a convenient newly created half bath with exposed brick.  It’s all here, the off street parking, large private fenced-in backyard, a full-height, full-length basement ready for finishing,  and a 20×15 stone and brick carriage house with 4 windows (potential shop, office, studio, or tiny house!) Don’t let this one get away! The non sexy work is done, so you get to design and decorate! *all plumbing and electrical by licensed, local contractors.

91 Liberty St WH Newburgh NY (Stacey Laskin)
Asking Price: $285,000
Year Built: 1890
Size: 1,822 sq ft
NeighborhoodThe Heights
Taxes: $6,000
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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