11/14/14 11:30am

43 Beacon St Newburgh NY

Here is an interesting property at the south end of Liberty Street. There are no interior photos, but this is a corner property that has the influence to swing other homes at this intersection in a good or bad way. In it’s current state is isn’t much to look at. But it seems there is potential there, and this looks like it could do well as a multi-family home. There are two entrances, and it appears to have 2 different address: 43 Beacon Street and 89 Liberty. Someone tried to modernize the exterior long ago with vinyl windows and pre-fab stone. I can only guess they did the same in the interior. You know what that means, it’s a lot of work. Fixed up properly, this could be a showcase corner in the Heights.

43 Beacon St Newburgh NY (Janis Borgueta, Key Properties)
Asking Price: $75,000
Year Built: 1900
Size: 3,200 sq ft
Neighborhood: The Heights
Taxes: $9,007
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
Google Map

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11/14/14 9:30am

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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 Brian Wolfe

Gen Xers Are Key to Reviving Our Cities [Next City]
Columbia University joins effort to rebuild Newburgh [Mid Hudson Times]
Council weighs residency requirement for municipal officers, department heads [HV Blogs]
Newburgh Brewing Company Cans First Beer In-House [HV Magazine]
Orange County’s newest citizen given historical name [Mid-Hudson News]
Corning architect helps make the old new again [Star Gazette]
Stewart Airport’s name may change to reflect region [Mid Hudson News]
West Corktown Bank Building Converted into Amazing Home [Curbed]
This Is What It Takes To Move A 760-Ton Home Intact [Huffington Post]
How sprawl, inadequate transit worsen unemployment [Better! Cities & Towns]
How Walmart Displaces Nearby Small Businesses [City Lab]
‘Foodie Districts’ and Downtown Revitalization [Planetizen]

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11/14/14 7:30am

95 Overlook Place Newburgh NY

This house in the Heights is in foreclosure. It is about three blocks away from the bluff, but still worth a look of you want to be within walking distance. The price is also eye-catching since the home sold for $120k back in 2005. Everything needs to be replaced, and this is another 2-family home that will probably do better as a 1-family home. For a person who is handy this could be worth a look. It looks habitable while you do the work.

95 Overlook Place Newburgh NY (Brian Smith, River Realty)
Asking Price: $34,900
Year Built: 1900
Size: 1,908 sq ft
Neighborhood: The Heights
Taxes: $5,722
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
Google Map

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11/13/14 8:15am

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Come out this Sunday, November 16 at 4 p.m. to see Newburgh’s youngest stars at the Ritz Kidz Talent Show at the Ritz Theater.

Attendance for the talent show is open to the general public and tickets are $5 each and will be available through talent show participants or through the box office at 3 p.m. on the day of the show. For more details go to the Ritz Theater website.

11/12/14 7:30am

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The local bar, Terrace Tavern, was closed last month. It has been a site of tension in recent years as the location of a hate crime, shootings, and loud patrons keeping neighbors up all  hours of the night. Yet, at the recent city council meeting [2:42:00 and 2:56:22 and 2:59:00] many stood up for the tavern, even stating that the owner maintains his sidewalk and even sweeps the storefronts of his neighbors. It is unclear whether their will be hope for the tavern to open again. It was nice in the past when they opened up the Fair Weather Café during the summers.

Does anybody else know the fate of the bar or what immediate neighbors felt about it? Have you ever been there and do you want it to stay open? It is in a prime location, right across the street from Washington’s HQ and around the corner from the East Parmenter neighborhood.