04/29/16 11:30am

233 First Street

The City of Newburgh’s Planning and Development Department plans to highlight one city-owned property for sale each month. They have also updated a very useful Development Resource Guide.

“Attention all Rehab Addicts!  This 3-story, single-family, brick, city-owned home is calling out for you.  So many original details still remain:  wide-plank wood floors, solid wood doors with original knobs, exquisitely-detailed light fixtures, a three-level stairway with a beautiful railing and spindles intact and – as a bonus – a claw foot tub.  Yes, this house needs a lot more than elbow grease to make it shine again – but restored by the right hands it could be outstanding.”

233 First Street Newburgh NY
Asking Price: $$9,750*
Built: 1900
Size: 1980 sf
Neighborhood: NoBro
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* This is the minimum price. The City of Newburgh will also entertain bids above the asking price. All interested purchasers need to submit a PODA (Private Owner Development Application) . The application is available on-line and at the City of Newburgh’s Planning & Development Office, 83 Broadway, Newburgh, NY.   For additional information call: (845)-569-7387 or (845)-569-9400.





04/29/16 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 NR Flickr user Brian Wolfe.

Newburgh’s Dream Center a place for hope [THR]
In a Big Hole for a Detroit House, but Happy [NYT]
Photographer eagerly awaits new Habitat home [THR]
A. Duie Pyle Opens New Service Center in Newburgh, NY [SYS]
New look at Dutch Reform Church preservation [Mid Hudson News]
Newburgh Council OKs $500K loan to demolish unsafe buildings [THR]
Newburgh to upgrade its street camera surveillance system [Daily Freeman]
Elizabeth Crane finds a new place and her voice in Newburgh, N.Y. [LA Times]
Stunning Queen Anne Victorian in the Hudson Valley for Only $399K [Realtor.com]

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04/29/16 7:30am

284 Liberty Street Newburgh NY

This is a home on the northern end of Liberty Street. A home with good bones and some original details, but will overall need extensive renovations. You’ll be in good company here as neighboring properties have seen improvements. See 292 Liberty and 267 Liberty then and now. And if you need some more inspiration about what could be done to the exterior and sidewalk, see this before and after done just down the block of the restored the beautiful bluestone sidewalk.

284 Liberty Street Newburgh NY (Jeffrey Dolfinger)
Asking Price: $49,900
Year Built: 1903
Size: 2,200 sq ft
Neighborhood: Liberty Street
Taxes: $5,174
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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04/27/16 7:30am


Brought to you by the Columbia urban design studio students, Re-juvenation is a site-specific art exhibition and art intervention staged within the city of Newburgh, NY. Conceived as an invitation for artists to use the city’s urban fabric as a medium, Re-juvenation examines the adaptive reuse of architectural space and community-driven initiatives for neighborhood revitalization. For full details see the events calendar.

April 30th is Last Saturdays in Newburgh. This is a day when businesses stay open later and special events happen to encourage tourism and economic development of downtown Newburgh. For more information, check out the Facebook fanpage and on social media: #NBLS, #NewburghLastSaturdays, #NBNYARTS, #NBNYMUSIC.

04/26/16 7:30am


Newburgh’s First-Ever Urban Farming Fair Coming April 30!
Urban Farmer Karen Washington Keynoter at Armory Kick-off 4/29

Newburgh Urban Farming Fair, a two-day celebration of fresh, local food, will be held in the City of Newburgh April 29-30, 2016. The outdoor Fair on Sat. April 30 will celebrate urban farming with local exhibitors, crafts and family fun. An opening reception at Newburgh Armory on Fri. Apr. 29 will feature a keynote address by Urban Farmer and Food Justice Advocate Karen Washington.

The event, a collaboration of a wide array of community organizations, will highlight the goal of increasing city residents’ access to healthy food while revitalizing the economic and social vitality of the community.

The Newburgh Urban Farming Fair on Apr. 30 will be held rain or shine at the Safe Harbor Green on the corner of Broadway and Liberty Street, in the City of Newburgh, from Noon to 5:00PM. The opening reception on April 29 will take place at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center at 321 S William Street at 7:00PM. Both events are open to the community and free of charge.

Attendees at Newburgh Urban Farming Fair will learn about gardening and farming in an urban setting, and practical tips about what they can do in their own neighborhoods and backyards. The Fair will include attractions for all ages: a puppet show by Arm of the Sea, tips on worm composting from the Orange County Arboretum, crafts and seed planting projects by Hudson Valley Seed and Michael’s, and a Food Waste Reduction demonstration by the USEPA. At the opening reception on Apr. 29, keynoter Karen Washington will address the need to build a resilient and just food system for all residents of the City of Newburgh.

WHO WE ARE: Newburgh Urban Farming Fair is a collaboration of the Orange County Land Trust, the Downing Park Greenhouse Project, Latinos Unidos, NHS Center for Hope, La Vida Garden, The Armory Unity Center Garden, Newburgh Community Land Bank, Hudson Valley Seed, Orange County Cornell Cooperative Extension, Newburgh Free Library, Orange County Department of Health, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, and Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center

Visit us on Facebook: Facebook.com/NewburghUrbanFarmingFair