08/27/14 7:30am

1 Edward

Bad news over at the 1 Edward renovation. Their newly installed wall is tilting 1-1/2″ outward. The owners will now have to have an architect and engineer review the situation before they can feel that it’s safe. As Lan said, “Never a dull moment.” This new issue delays the entire project and now they are quite sad they won’t be able to move in before Christmas. These are the realities of home renovation. We hope that they can speedily remedy the situation. See what the wall looked like below and follow the progress and 1 Edward via the links provided.

1 Edward Warehouse with Collapsed Roof has SOLD
Home Renovation Adventures: Removing a Collapsed Mega-Roof by Hand
Home Renovation Adventures: Debris Cleared at 1 Edward
Home Renovation Adventures: 1 Edward Update, Building New Walls


08/25/14 10:30am


Newburgh Open Studios is in the midst of organizing their highly anticipated studio tour in the Hudson Valley. The 4th annual studio tour will be September 27th and 28th in various locations throughout the city. It brings together to community, artists and awareness of the importance of the arts to the revitalization  of Newburgh. It also brings many outsiders into the city, visitors who spend money at local businesses as they walk around the downtown.

If you would like to also be visibly part of all the excitement and buzz the studio tour will create, consider becoming a sponsor. All information can be found at this link. Deadline is September 6th.

Photo © Ruedi Hofmann

08/22/14 11:30am

287 Ann St Newburgh NY

Here is an affordable home that needs a ton of work but, if you don’t mind living in a construction zone for a while, this could be made quite a nice abode for the right family. The most interesting part of this house is that it was frozen in time, somewhere in the 70′s. The furniture, the cupboards, the walls…everything. There is a really cool room in the back with original textured wallpaper that has loads of character. On a positive note, the house next door to the left was recently rehabbed by Habitat for Humanity and dedicated to the Cruz Family two years ago. So at least you know the next door neighbors are homeowners. In general Washington Street is characterized by small brick homes that remind me a lot of London mews. Do you think the furniture comes with the home?

287 Ann St Newburgh NY (Kathy Dawson, Better Homes & Gardens)
Asking Price: $39,000
Year Built: 1890
Size: 1,408 sq ft
Neighborhood: SoBro
Taxes: $5,342
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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287 Ann St Newburgh NY

08/22/14 10:30am


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. “Ann Street gallery opening Peter Cody retrospective.” Photo by Brian Wolfe

Global manufacturing center to open at Newburgh Armory Unity Center [Mid Hudson News]
Newburgh police gets state money to buy cameras [Mid Hudson News]
Making movies: Film production grows in Hudson Valley [PJ]
Schumer touts larger site for Newburgh lighting business [THR]
This Guy Promotes an Entire Town Online [Small Biz Trends]
Study Argues That Walking In Older Cities Is Healthier [Business Insider]

Add your own photos depicting city life to the Newburgh Restoration flickr pool to be used on the blog, or email me. **Flickr users please do not forgot to remove disabling of downloading of pictures. Otherwise I can’t use them**

08/22/14 7:30am

75 Broadway Newburgh  NY

A nice property is for rent on Lower Broadway just steps from the Ritz Theater, City Hall, SUNY Orange, and the shops on Liberty Street. It’s inside an old firehouse located at 75 Broadway. This is just for the first floor. The space is 1,100 sq ft with brick walls and tin ceilings. There is use of the side parking lot and it’s on the bus shuttle route to Beacon. The front garage doors are a nice feature. On a beautiful day you could open them up and bring customers right inside. What kind of business could you see in this space?

75 Broadway Newburgh NY
Contact: Lisa Gervais 520-609-1866,  lisagervais@mac.com
Asking Price: Contact Lisa
Size: 1,100 sq ft
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