07/03/17 11:30am

Another Orange Alert is being exhibited in Newburgh by Jackie Skrzynski. This time it will be in a completely new venue, 10 Carpenter Avenue. (Image above by Bill Kooistra)

Where: 10 Carpenter Avenue Newburgh NY 12550
When: Opening Sunday, July 9th from 1-4pm.
It’s a pop-up, so it’s all about the opening.
For more information contact Jackie Skrzynski at jskrzyns[at]gmail.com  or www.thepop-upgallery.blogspot.com

A message from Jackie:

“The original idea of P.U.G. Projects’ Orange Alert was to create a venue to exhibit abstract and conceptual works made by local artists who were well known outside of Orange County, but had rarely exhibited close to home. Now twelve years later, we can see a wide variety of artwork at newly established venues, including pop-up galleries and performance spaces. My motivation this time has shifted to promote cross-pollination. I want to bring together artists from across the county, young and old, newbies and long-time residents, to meet each other and share their work with the larger community.

I truly enjoyed thinking and writing about the powerful work in this exhibition. Each artist demonstrates a profound commitment to their practice. I am especially grateful to the owner of 10 Carpenter Street, Madeline Trezza, who has been so helpful with each step of the installation. This amazing space is for rent, so spread the word!

Newburgh photo of the week by NR Flickr pool user Lucia.

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06/30/17 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 Lebron.

The death of malls will fuel ‘degentrification’ [YF]
Tax exemptions sought for Regal Bag site in Newburgh [THR]
It’s Time to Change How We Measure Affordable Housing [CL]
Newburgh school district proposes new facilities, renovations [THR]
10 years after US housing crash, remnants accompany recovery [DMUK]

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06/30/17 7:30am

This is a home right on the bluff in the Heights neighborhood in Newburgh. Everything in this house needs to be fixed. But the location is desirable – a corner property with no neighbors in front of you.

39 Bay View Terrace Newburgh NY (Igor Krasnoperov)
Asking Price: $54,900 (foreclosure)
Year Built: 1900
Size: 2,766 sq ft
Neighborhood: The Heights
Taxes: $10,283
Distance to NYC: 55.7 mi, 1 hr 2 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
Google Map

06/29/17 7:30am

Touring the historic homes on Grand and Montgomery, I spotted this home on Clinton Street. It suffered a fire last year and appears to be vacant. Records say it was home to Newburgh’s late former mayor, Mary Crabb. Mary served in place of her husband Tyrone, who was originally elected mayor but died of a heart attack before he could take his oath. Hopefully, the property will be repaired before further damage takes place. For detailed information on the property, check the Orange County tax records.

There are over 700 abandoned or vacant properties in the City of Newburgh. Habitation of these properties is vital to the revitalization of the city. 70 Clinton Street Newburgh NY Google Map

06/28/17 11:30am

Healthier food options are returning to Liberty Street thanks to Caffe Macchiato owner, Chef Jodi Cummings, and her new juice bar The Daily Beet. Many of us enjoyed and missed the previous juice bar that existed in the same location, 118 Liberty Street. Talking to her neighbors and customers at the cafe, Jodi realized the community still wanted a place to grab quick and healthy food. A juice bar would give her the opportunity to apply her chef background in a new way towards juices and smoothies. It was a concept she would spend nine months working on before the doors finally opened in mid-June.

Chef Jodi has big plans for her juice bar. With her grab and go menu, she sees it as an option for people who don’t have the luxury to sit down at her cafe. There will be seasonal soups, salads, and sandwiches ready for pick up. She also plans to start prepaid juicing programs where fresh juices can be picked up every day for customers looking to detox or jump start a healthy regimen.

As someone who lives local to the area, she relates to those who don’t want to get into their car every time they want to buy something. That is why she will be expanding the juice bar to also become a small marketplace where customers can purchase locally sourced granola, jam, honey, syrup and more. Grass and Grit Farm will make monthly drops offs for members of their meat and egg share programs. Jodi says Newburgh has the highest amount of shares for Grass and Grit, than any of their other locations.

Jodi is also committed to making the Daily Beet be certified in zero impact waste. All of the materials are biodegradable, yes even the cups and utensils are made out of 73% less plastic. And all of that leftover juice pulp? It will be given away to be used in gardens or farms.

The Daily Beet will be open 7 days a week, hours 9-4, subject to change. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, or their website.

The Daily Beet name is a nod to cops walking the “beat” and the unfair reputation placed on Newburgh. Jodi wanted to place a positive spin on the name.

Check out the entire menu of juices and smoothies. The names for the drinks were named after crayons. Rewards cards and protein booster options will be coming soon.

This mural is an 1800’s botanical print recreated for the juice bar by Ricardo Ramirez.

The countertops came from an old high school science lab. Pennies were used to fill in the gaps were poles used to run through it.

The Grass and Grit egg share. You can sign up for at www.grassgritfarm.com/csa. The will be at the Daily Beet once a month for their drop off where you can also purchase eggs for the day.