12/12/14 9:30am

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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. “Saleboat on the Hudson” by NR flickr user John Leighton

Newburgh seeks to put price tags to properties [THR]
Letter: Newburgh revitalization plan improves city, brings hope [THR]
RAW (Re-imagining the Arts inWynwood) [Project Wynwood]
Born in Brooklyn, Now Making a Motown Move [NYT]
Newburgh transit service to expand [Mid Hudson News]

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12/12/14 7:30am

154 South Street

These houses on South Street are some of my favorite. Back in 2011 I featured this house on a Rescue Me post. Often it’s difficult to purchase these properties because it’s a mystery who owns it. Now it’s on the market as a foreclosure and fortunately there are interior photos. Simply put, the inside is a mess and needs to be totally gutted. This is definitely a task for someone with experience with these types of properties. The Newburgh Community Land Bank has put together a nice guide of tax incentives, funding sources, and grants that might be available.

154 South St Newburgh NY
Asking Price: $25,000
Year Built: 1886
Size: 1,688 sq ft
Neighborhood: NoBro
Taxes: $3,300
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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12/10/14 8:47am

Crawford Collage

The annual Candlelight Tour of Newburgh architecture will take place this year on Sunday, December 14th. The self-guided tour taking will include over a dozen decorated homes. The authentically decorated 1830 Captain David Crawford House will start off the tour.

The house circuit features a diverse assortment of public and private spaces, including mansions, structures in rehabilitation process, new construction, architectural gems, and some of Newburgh’s most important landmarks.

An element of the Historical Society’s mission is to promote an appreciation for the region’s architectural significance. The annual Candlelight Tour of Homes showcases Newburgh as a center of architectural variety and beauty.

Admission: $30 Admission. Save $25 with advance purchase.

-Photos of Crawford House by Jillian Elder, Victory Designs

12/09/14 8:41am

Check out this video of this cool outdoors art show that happened back in October called Film Facades. It was quite the event with a taco truck and shuttle that stopped between Beacon and Newburgh. The organizers say they plan on doing more soon.

12/08/14 7:30am

Newburgh Home Cleaning

This is an opportunity for one fortunate Newburgh Restoration reader to win a FREE home cleaning service from Cottage Care. It’s that time of the year when family and friends are uniting. It’s a lot to cook dinner, chase after the kids, and prepare your home for visitors. Cottage Care cleaning services can help! They have 30+ years of experience in the industry and are affordable. An average full-service cleaning of a 3-bedroom home costs approximately $99. You can read reviews from satisfied customers on their Facebook fanpage.

To enter, just leave a comment below saying what room you’d most like to have cleaned. Please use your correct email address. The randomly selected winner will be contacted via email on December 21st. Contest ends December 20, 2014 at 5pm.

For all Newburgh Restoration readers Cottage Care is offering 25% off first-time home cleaning. Just use the code words: “Holiday Blogger Promotion”. To redeem, call Cottage Care Newburgh (800-476-7830) for an appointment saying “Holiday Blogger Promotion”. This offer does not include vacant, hourly and special cleanings.

* I was not compensated in anyway for this post. I just thought this would be a fun and useful way to give back to my readers.