09/17/19 1:13pm

This year Park(ing) Day is Friday Sept 20, 1pm-4pm. Come hang out with us! Providing temporary public open space . . . one parking spot at at time. Join us in Newburgh as we create public spaces for all to share.

Last year Newburgh hosted its first Park(Ing) Day. This is a day when people reclaim a parking spot and transform into a public space like a pop up chess park, a yoga spot or simply public park with seating.

Small businesses that are participating:
Atlas Studios – 11 Spring Street
Hudson Valley House Parts – 159 Broadway
Liberty Street Vintage – 89 Liberty Street
Newburgh Free Library – 124 Grand Street
Newburgh Repair Café – 115 Broadway
Oliver & Chatfield – 42 Liberty Street
PANJA – 15 Liberty Street
Rob’s Roast Coffee – 42 Liberty Street
Shelter House Café – 123 Carpenter Avenue

If interested in setting up your own park(ing) site, please let us know. You do not need to be a small business.

Thank you to Orange County Citizens Foundation for programmatically supporting this creative placemaking effort.

More about PARK(ing) Day
Park(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places.

The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005, Park(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals (operating independently of Rebar but following an established set of guidelines) creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world.

The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … at least until the meter runs out!

Photo by Newburgh photographer Bob Blake.

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09/14/19 7:30am

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 Cher Vick

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09/13/19 7:30am

Check out this beautiful quaint home with access to Orange Lake. There’s bonus square footage and low taxes. Just in time to get cozy for this autumn.

Town of Newburgh – Home 3 Bedroom, 1.5 bath Cape Cod style house, with great character and bonus square footage upstairs and downstairs. Hardwood floors, forced heat/central air, brand new oil tank. Nice property on .75 acre and lake rights to Orange Lake. Great for kayaking, fishing, etc. Excellent location – easy access to I-84/I-87. LOW TAXES!

206 Lakeside Road Newburgh NY
Asking Price: $258,000
Year Built: 1948
Size: 1,234 sq ft
Neighborhood: Town of Newburgh, Orange Lake
Taxes:  $4,419 .00
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
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Listing Contact:  Gina 516-238-4272

09/10/19 3:25pm

All summer long work has been steadily happening at 96 Broadway. A few weeks ago I was invited to see the interior updates of the adaptive reuse of this historical building that has been dilapidated for years.

Coming to the ground floor is a restaurant called Mama Roux. It will be a Cajun inspired restaurant. This project also acquired the adjacent lot which will be used for outdoor dining. You can follow updates on Instagram.

Above the restaurant are six apartments. As part of some of the incentives received a few are designated as affordable housing. They range from 1-2 bedroom apartments with nice finishes such as central a/c, video intercoms, skylight portholes on the top floor, pocket doors, and great views of lower Broadway.

This corner of Liberty Street and Broadway acts as the gateway to some of Newburgh’s business corridors. It had been dark and vacant for over a decade. To now see the building occupied gives inspiration and hope for what can happen to other long neglected anchor buildings in the community.

09/06/19 7:30am

Take This Opportunity to Relax, Replenish and Take in the Beauty of this 1920’s Craftsman House with sweeping Hudson River and Moutain Views Located in Newburghs Historic District.The art of Horticulture Reveals Itself with Blooming Native Wildflowers, Organic Veggie Gardens in the Front and Mature Trees all Around. This Vision May Create a Luxurious,Nourishing and Grounding Experience while Visiting This 3 Bdrm 2.5 Bath Sanctuary. There Are Many Fine Details to Discover!!!Inclusive of Original Windows, Hardwood floors throughout, Fireplace and a Patio and garden space,fenced yard, Rear Deck with views, Spacious Room w/ Attached Deluxe Private Bathroom on the 2nd Floor Featuring Hudson River views from every window. This home is just blocks from restaurants, Historic Sites, and Worlds Away From Ordinary. The Current Homeowners Rely on Compost in the kitchen, Harvesting Rainwater in the Garden and Mainly Using Common Sense and Living with Care. This is a One of a Kind Beauty!!!

378 Grand Street Newburgh NY
Asking Price: $399,000
Year Built: 1920’s
Size: 1,830 sq ft
Neighborhood: MGL
Taxes:  $8,100 .00
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
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Listing Contact: Stacie R Laskin, 914-213-9290, slaskin@srlresales.com