01/09/15 11:30am

313 Broadway Newburgh NY

This is an important corner property for sale on Broadway and 9W. It’s disappointing there aren’t better photos of the building itself to entice buyers. But it is worth featuring, especially since the upper floors appear to be commercial and could be a good space for new businesses in the city. There are two businesses on the ground floor that have been there a while. The location is ideal, but still has a ways to go, being that there is a vacant deteriorating building to the right, and an empty gas station to the left.

313 Broadway Newburgh NY
Asking Price: $1,250,000
Year Built: 1960
Size: 9,144 sq ft
Neighborhood: Broadway
Taxes: $18,196
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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01/09/15 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 Brian Wolfe

City of Newburgh, NY Sees Big Opportunity in Garment Industry [PR Web]
What is a livable community, anyway? [Better! Cities & Towns]
How to Bring Life to Vacant Lots [Project of Public Spaces]
Jane Jacobs was right [Better! Cities & Towns]
Baltimore Mayor hails success of homebuyer incentives [Baltimore Sun]
Columbus City Council Passes New Ordinance Aimed At Removing Problem Properties [WBNS]
What Big-City Museums Could Learn From This “Company Town” for Art [Next City]
Can the ‘Godfather’ of New Louisville Revive One More Neighborhood? [City Lab]

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01/09/15 7:30am

145 Johnston St Newburgh NY

This newly painted home on Johnston Street if for sale. The new paint job looks a million times better and shows the potential of what some of these little rowhomes can look like. It’s being listed as a fully rented 2-family home. A property of this size usually works better just for one family. The caveat here is that many buildings on this block are vacant or abandoned, including the one on the left and across the street.

145 Johnston St Newburgh NY (John J Lease)
Asking Price: $45,000
Year Built: 1900
Size: 1,216 sq ft
Neighborhood: NoBro
Taxes: $1,362 (probably incorrect)
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

01/07/15 7:30am

Habitat G. Palladino

Back in October I announced Habitat’s new Live/Work program that is going to be funded by a $100,000 grant. The Newburgh affiliate won over three large affiliates who would have presumably won. With this new rendering we can see what exactly they are proposing on Washington Street. This program is geared toward homeowners who would like to live above their own business. It can include everything from a daycare to an art studio. Overall, the goal is to get back to the original live/work model that we see already in so many cities like Newburgh and, to capitalize on the economic growth that is happening on Liberty Street.

Applications are currently being accepted from families who qualify for the Habitat Homeownership program and have an existing small/micro business or a solid plan to start one. Please contact Clint McNair at 845.568.6035, x. 104 or email him at cmcnair@habitatnewburgh.org.

-Renderings designed by Giovanni Paladino

01/06/15 7:30am


Frank has shared with us more progress on his 1st Street home that was love at first site. Of the work he has been doing on his hardwood floors he says, “Just finished the living room, restored the original 1920 hardwood red oak floors. It’s slowly coming along.” The floors look great, your home looks super cozy. Thanks for sharing!

Have your own home renovation adventures in the City of Newburgh that you would like to share? Your own before and after? Email me!