Weekly Link Roundup


The weekly link roundup is a collection of links related to Newburgh, revitalization, urban planning and anything else that might inspire change.

Newburgh residents want monument to remember HMS Bounty  [News 12]
Roof on Newburgh warehouse collapses under weight of heavy snow [THR]
Heart Bombs: Young Preservationists Spreading the Love [Design Sponge]
How pedestrian-connected cities may really be smarter cities [Better Cities and Towns]
How too much parking hurt cities [Better Cities and Towns]
The Ritz Theater Raises $1,100 towards $100,000 Goal [Ritz Theater Blog]
71-year-old newspaper depicts oldest car in Newburgh area [THR]

4 Comment

  • I don’t mean to put a damper on someone’s creativity. But, really, the Bounty? If someone wants to commemorate something the Newburgh, please, please, please think about all the historical events and people who have shaped this city. A monument to a reconstructed historical boat that has relevancy to other parts of the world? We had Henry Hudson and Robert Fulton, we had Andrew Jackson Downing and Calvert Vaux, we had Thomas Edison and Samuel Morse, we had Frederick Douglass and Henry Ward Beecher, we had Frank Sinatra and Desi Arnez! The list goes on and on. Did you know that the US Weather Bureau and the US Signal Corp were introduced by a native Newburgher named Gen. Albert Myer? He was the very person who made the sea lanes safe for travel so that these types of accidents would become rare! The loss of the Bounty is a reminder of how important our Gen. Myer is to international history.

  • Good point Johanna. Perhaps though someone wants to put up an HMS monument because their were lives lost? Any others that might know, chime in.

  • Johanna an excellent and VERY genuine point. But even a replica of the HMS BOUNTY ( which I personally was saddened when I heard it had sank) is something that “John Q Publick” can relate to (and probably come visit a monument in Newburgh for) simply because of its Hollywood connection more than its historical accuracy .

  • I’m inclined to agree with Johanna. Just because the ship docked in Newburgh? There is nothing to qualify it’s eligibility for a monument here unless of course it had sank in Newburgh harbor. The whole concept is ridiculous! A few more deserving names for the roster are: Geraldine Ferraro, Ned Steinberger and James Patterson. These people put Newburgh on the world stage and should be recognized for their contributions. Lets honor those who are due and not some ship just passing through!