04/14/14 7:30am

Folk Museum PR

We were recently sent this announcement for sponsorship opportunities for the Folk Music Hall of Memories. If this project comes to fruition it will be a huge push for the Liberty Street corridor.

On November 2, 2013 Pete Seeger graced the Folk Music Hall of Fame concert Songs of Freedom & Peace by performing two of his most loved songs. That night he asked if we would change the name to the Folk Music Hall of Memories. Pete Seeger was a wordsmith and the brilliance of this change was immediately clear. The name was changed that night in Honor of Pete & Toshi Seeger.

Polaris – $250.00, Altair – $500.00, Vega – $1000.00, Sirius – $10,000.00
All Star sponsors will have their names placed around the Circle of Song inside the FMHM. Or Purchase 1 Brick, Engraved Inscription Will Read In Honor or Memory of (Name)
The Folk Music Hall of Memories Was Built, Date and Donors Name – $100.00
Donations of any amount are welcomed and needed, thank you for your support.

ALL DONATIONS WILL RECEIVE COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS TO THE JUNE 2014 CONCERT NOW BEING PLANNED FOR THE FMHM INCLUDING A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO PETE SEEGER PLEASE SEND DONATIONS TO : Folk Music Hall of Fame, 10 Starwood Lane, Highland Mills, NY 10930 Or contact the Treasurer at 845 803 1965 to discuss other support options. The Folk Music Hall of Fame, is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion and preservation of folk music, folk instruments and the literary and musical contributions of Folk Musicians.

04/11/14 12:30pm

22 E. Parmenter St Newburgh NY

Last week we looked at the right side of 22 E. Parmenter that is for sale, 20 E. Parmenter. They are both for sale at the same price, $80,000. As we mentioned last week, East Parmenter has been seeing a lot of rehabilitation work done via work from Habitat for Humanity and the many new residences they have constructed. In the plans is a small neighborhood park and 2 homes will be built in just 1 week during the home builders blitz. The home is fully rented and has an awkward backyard that is shared with 20 E. Parmenter. But overall, the home is a great location, just 1 corner away from Liberty Street and Washington’s Headquarters.

Another great tidbit about this house for you history buffs, the home is among the oldest in Newburgh dating back to 1820 according to an architectural review done by Neil Larson in the 1970′s when he reviewed the Selah Reeve House. Since the house on the right is attached it also dates back to 1820.

22 E. Parmenter St Newburgh NY (Dennis Barr, John J. Lease)
Asking Price: $80,000
Year Built: 1820
Size: 1,144
Taxes: $4,484
Neighborhood: East Parmenter
Distance to NYC: 57.9 mi, 1 hour 2 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry, Transit Orange Bus Service
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
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04/11/14 10:00am


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 pool user Brian Wolfe

One Possibility for Activating Vacant Storefronts in Small Cities [Utile Blog]
Back garden to-do list [Door 16]
Newburgh crew clears trash-filled sites [THR]
The Search for Affordable Housing Is Pushing the Middle Class to the Exurbs [Atlantic Cities]
Realtors discover that walkable places are preferred [Better! Cities & Towns]
Housing is the Key to Family-Friendly Cities [Planetizen]
$1 Large Lot Sales Underway in Chicago [Chicago Sun-Times]
Building the Facebook of Neighborhoods [Next City]
Two Structured Community Development Funds: A Peek at How They Work [Shelter Force]
Three Ways To Attract More Local Customers [Forbes]

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04/11/14 7:30am

379 N. Montgomery St Newburgh NY

This gorgeous home at the northern end of the city looks impeccable from the photos. Everything from the landscaping to the hardwood floors to the kitchen cabinets look appear to be in tiptop shape. It is a really lovely home that has been updated but has saved its traditional character…including the brilliant retro pink bathroom. We love it! If you love old homes this one might be for you.

379 N. Montgomery St Newburgh NY (Chris Hanson, Keller Williams)
Asking Price: $269,000
Year Built: 1926
Size: 1,572
Taxes: $8,662
Neighborhood: MGL
Distance to NYC: 57.9 mi, 1 hour 2 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry, Transit Orange Bus Service
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
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379 N. Montgomery Collage