12/01/17 11:30am

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  Steven Rosas.

We forbid what we value most [ST]
Building Our Way Out of Crime [NYT]
Newburgh school board rejects retail project deal [THR]
Mom-and-pop stores could be prime for a renaissance [BI]
Developer threatens $31M lawsuit against Newburgh [THR]
Women’s 100-Year Suffrage Struggle Celebrated in Newburgh [OCP]

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11/30/17 7:30am

A major development for the Heights neighborhood has begun with the rehabilitation of 2 Courtney Avenue! This house has been in very poor condition for many years. Finally, a new owner has come along who is preservation minded. As you can see in the photo below, the house has been stripped of many historical details. The cupola was a large detail that was removed, and thankfully it is being replaced.

Neighbors are over the moon.

“After 10 years, I’m thankful for the new roof on this amazing house next door, and the sweet sound of construction.”

“This is such a huge renovation for the block.”

“I am so excited for this! That whole area is so beautiful and this is one of the best houses! So much character.”

Image via page 86 in Newburgh (Images of America: New York), by Kevin Barrett

Photos by Carter Peabody

This week the aluminum siding was taken down, revealing the original shingles that are still intact over 100 years later! Restoring these homes in Newburgh is no walk in the park. They require expertise and help from historic tax credits that make the cost more affordable.

11/28/17 7:30am

Another boarded up storefront on Liberty Street is being opened up for retail. Up until recently, 109 Liberty Street had been a church, blocking off two large sidewalk storefront spaces. It contributed to the empty feeling that blank street walls create in public places. There is no glass in the windows yet, but the difference in striking!

The owners of the Motorcyclepedia Museum on Lake Street have purchased this building with plans to create a museum dedicated to bicycles called The Velocipede Museum, scheduled to open April 2018. One storefront will be used for the museum, and the other for a bicycle-related business.

Photo by Newburgh photographer Rebecca Devlin. 

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11/24/17 11:30am

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 Michael Bernstein. “We’re getting so much rain that mushrooms are abundant!”

Street renamed for ‘queen of Newburgh’[THR]
Newburgh company focuses on pet owners [THR]
Where the Small-Town American Dream Lives On [NY]
St. Luke’s to expand Newburgh ER with $8M grant [THR]
Newburgh councilwoman wants to put a lid on police, fire overtime [MHN]
Newburgh to restore health insurance for new council members [MHN]
Frederica Warner Honored for Centennial Year & Life of Service to the Newburgh Community [OCP]

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Photo by Newburgh photographer iam_stormi. “Our boys worked so hard to win the West Point Turkey Bowl. They are undefeated all seasons, two Turkey Bowls back to back and they took home both trophies. Newburgh Steelers might mites!”

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