Real Estate: 319-321 Liberty St $249,000

319-321 Liberty St Newburgh NY

The northern end of Liberty Street is a diamond in the rough with varied properties such as carriage houses, rowhomes, factories, and even even a famous tavern and cemetery. It’s going to take some vision for this area, but there are already a few people doing some wonderful renovations of homes. It would be a huge accomplishment to see the excitement that exists for lower Liberty extend up here as well. There is so much potential. The factory across the street just had an art opening last Saturday. How do you envision the possibilities of this area?

319-321 Liberty St Newburgh NY (Shawn Larry, SHAHAR)
Asking Price: $249,000
Year Built: 1890
Size: 6,354 sq ft
Taxes: $9,603
Neighborhood: MGL
Distance to NYC: 59.9 mi, 1 hour 4 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry, Transit Orange Bus Service
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
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4 Comment

  • Yeah, great potential in this area. Beautiful architectural gems could be had for cheap. The problem is that only absentee landlords are buying these properties. And what they are doing is renting them out to social services “clients.” A case in point are the buildings across the street from my house (293, 295, 297 Liberty Street). One landlord from Queens bought all three buildings with the intention of “helping change Newburgh.” That’s really what he told me. So I watched him paint 293 and that was great. He has some wonderful long-time tenants there and he kept them. Also good. But then he bought the other two buildings and promptly popolated them with a certain class of people who have the ability to stay up until all hours of the night on their stoop smoking, drinking, hollering, playing loud music. I have to assume they have no place to go in the morning. But yet they get to live with me and all the other hard-working people on my block (Liberty between South and Farrington).
    Yeah, so this area is currently loosing it’s battle between owner-occupied buildings with long-time residents, and the slums. Lots of traffic, lots of visible garbage, lots of unsupervised children with nothing to do. I would probably sell my house today if I could make a tiny tiny profit on it (enough for a down payment somewhere outside of the city). That’s just how I feel.
    Change is a word that’s bandied about all the time, along with potential. But there’s no real change until everything is upended. I’m on the brink of calling for a home-owner-led revolution. What would happen if all the home owners who live in their houses in the East End deposited their taxes in escrow accounts and demanded some kind of action between legislators, the electorate and the justice system, in the name of REAL COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT. WTF. I need some meds…

    • You’ll get action alright. They would probably kick you out of your house, give it to more of the guys who are hooting and hollering at all hours of the night then pat themselves on the back for “putting you in your place”. Sorry, but I couldn’t resist. I know how you feel.

  • There’s nothing wrong with your response. If you can’t address it directly with the landlord, then it needs to be addressed by getting a group of neighbors together. If still no response, then take it up with the city. Did this person buy the buildings from the city? If so, the city must be made cognizant of these buyers, and ensure that whole neighborhoods are not destroyed in the rush to collect taxes on one or two properties… You are right, it makes no sense.

    • The buildings were not vacant. They were filled with much of the same before. I guess I had some aspirations that when somebody says he wants to “help change Newburgh,” he will start by taking care to rent to more stable tenants.