03/20/15 7:30am

128 1st St Newburgh NY

It’s been about 2 years since I last showed this home as a Rescue Me property. Since that time the owners have done some exterior improvements. Alas, there are no interior photos, so there is no way to know the extent of repair that must be made on the inside. Be warned, it has been vacant for a few years. However, I think this property is in a good location. It is just down the block from Quality Row, the newly rehabbed land bank office, Robert Fontaine’s carriage house, Habitat Houses on Chambers, a community garden, and an exciting project by a local artist.

I know some people will look at this and think it’s a great income property, and while it can be a multi-family home, it will probably benefit the most by having a live-in landlord.

128 1st St Newburgh NY (For sale by owner (845) 661-7299)
Asking Price: $69,000
Year Built: 1900
Size: 2,433 sq ft
Neighborhood: NoBro
Taxes: N/A
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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Liberty Abandoned

Abandoned houses at the corner of Liberty and Courtney. Very sad to see they have been left to decay for such a long time now, as they are such important buildings in the Heights Neighborhood!

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03/13/15 9:30am

16459191169_453ce7e01b_z“Flock of Pigeons in flight” by NR flickr userJohn Leighton. 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.

City wants to rebuild Newburgh Landing [Mid Hudson News]
Newburgh tightening enforcement on rental registry law [THR]
How to Keep Cold Weather Cities Cool [Project for Public Spaces]
Zoning code changes would help guide redevelopment of former industrial sites [Plan Philly]
Live/work/play: A key to Virginia’s urban renewal [Virginia Business]
LA Mayor’s “I-Team” Seeks to Minimize Displacement During Urban Revitalization [Planning Report]
Nextdoor Social Network Digs Deep Into Neighborhoods [NYT]

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03/13/15 7:30am

91 Liberty St WH Newburgh NY

Here’s an intriguing stone house at the south end of Liberty Street in the Heights. The stone was more than likely added later, it’s even on the garage in the back. However, inside there are impressive original details including columns, a fireplace, stairwell and stained glass window. To the right there is a driveway (a big bonus in the winter time). Overall, you could live here and make changes to the rest of the house as you went along (although I don’t see any bathroom photos). The house next door to the right is up for sale as well.

91 Liberty St WH Newburgh NY (Wendy Moore, Century 21)
Asking Price: $169,000
Year Built: 1890
Size: 1,822 sq ft
Neighborhood: The Heights
Taxes: $7,638
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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03/12/15 7:30am

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Last Sunday was the Newburgh Portfolio at the Fullerton Mansion, 297 Grand Street, a beautiful home owned by Michael Green. It was an event for the creative minds of Newburgh, a platform to connect and grow. Eric Jarmann started this group a few years ago, and each time it has been a wonderful experience. This time there was food from Nimai’s Bliss Kitchen and it was amazing, you must visit their restaurant. There were a lot of new faces, and it was exciting to see so many newcomers to the City of Newburgh in attendance. It was definitely the place to find out what’s going on in Newburgh and to make connections. I particularly liked the one moment where someone said after a long winter cooped up in her house “After today, I’m staying in Newburgh!” If you want to make sure you know when the next event is, become a fan of the Facebook page.

All photos © Brian Wolfe

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Nimai's Kitchen

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03/11/15 7:30am

 

420 Grand Newburgh

More exciting news for another Newburgh mansion that is in need of repair, 420 Grand has sold to a couple from Brooklyn. The minute I laid eyes on this house I knew it would be perfect for the New York Social Diary. Fortunately the writer, John Foreman, thought the same, and it was featured in May 2014. Mr. Foreman really dug in to the history and took many detailed photographs if you want to see the inside. One of the most intriguing details of this home is a supposed connection to the Astor family which may, or may not be true.

When the house was first featured here, we all agreed the house has Royal Tenenbaums/Wes Anderson vibe. Everything from the kitchen to the 50’s bathrooms are amazing. Loads of wood work, fireplaces, sconces, wallpaper and more. As for now, I have no idea what plans the couple has for the home. It is immensely exciting and fulfilling to see that another Grand St beauty has found owners just like the Monell Mansion.

Now if we could only find someone to buy 4 Grand and the Arno…hmm.

A few more photos for fun: