Since Newburgh is a city that has been around since before the use of cars, every once in a while you will find little reminders of what life used to be like a hundred years ago. I found this pole used for tying up horses on Dubois Street at the corner of South Street, opposite the Chapman Steamer Firehouse. Below is a photo dated approximately 1895 of the same kind of pole on Grand Street. Before, these poles were probably outside every residence or establishment, but today most are long gone. It’s amazing that even after 100 years, this one still exists. Do you know of any others that have still survived around the city?
It’s been almost a year that 109 Liberty Street has undergone a full face lift, and it wouldn’t be a proper renovation without a look back at what it used to look like. This building was originally a labor union headquarters and years later up until recently it served as a church. The storefront never […]
Awesome Newburgh Foundation awards monthly micro-grants to creative projects in Newburgh! On Sunday, March 17, 2019, we are hosting a pitch party where anyone can pitch a project idea. This time around, the public will VOTE FOR THE WINNER of $1,000. The event is free and the winner will be announced that evening. Location is […]
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. Cher Vick How to Build a Rust Belt Art Boom [CL] ‘Mobility’ Is Starting to Get the Attention It Deserves [G] Why Old Buildings Are the Key to Transforming a […]
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 Death to Minimalism [CA] Community foundation finds a home [THV] Why America’s New Apartment Buildings All Look the Same [BBW] Survey: More than half of U.S. […]
Photos © Mary Kelly Photography For the longest while Liberty Street happenings have been confined between Broadway and Spring Street. Available retail spaces are scarce for the first time in years. Up and coming businesses have to consider options further north and south if they want to be on Liberty Street. Susan Knapik is the proprietor […]