Weekly Link Round Up


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 Brian Wolfe

Orange reverses course on DMV closure plan[THR]
Stewart Airport eyed as regional cargo center to NYC [Daily Freeman]
Newburgh to install pay stations at 3 city parking lots[THR]
Before & After Photos: Pretty Philly Storefront Makeovers [Next City]
Newburgh Land Bank gets $1.9 million in new funding[THR]
Where Young College Graduates Are Choosing to Live [NYT]
NY On Track For Billion-Dollar Baby Boomer Flight Problem [WAMC]
Nation’s First Non-Profit Supermarket Is Picking Up Steam [Next City]
When Cities Are Only Getting Younger [Strong Towns]

Add your own photos depicting city life to the Newburgh Restoration flickr pool to be used on the blog, or email me. **Flickr users please do not forgot to remove disabling of downloading of pictures. Otherwise I can’t use them**

2 Comment

  • – “To promote and maximize expanded distribution, the state will propose creating a tax-free START-UP NY Zone…”. More corporate welfare, why stop now http://mercatus.org/publication/ranking-known-state-subsidies-private-businesses
    – “The company will be paid $41,312.52 to provide the equipment and install the meters”. Actually the install work was sub-contracted to a local licensed electrician (resolution 249), a good thing. My question is: do the individual meters cover a broad area of parking, i.e. the toll gate such St.Luke’s parking garage ?
    -‘Storefront Makeovers’: you own it- maintain it. The ‘City’s job is to enforce the littering and loitering issues, aka codes.
    -‘Land Bank…’ yup…………………………
    -Demographics, time to play catch up…again. ‘Can’t say we didn’t see this coming. The municipalities are making a miscalculation if they view the younger generation as vigorous money trees able and willing to be shaken alongside an increasingly larger stand of ‘old growth’. College grads or otherwise, the younger generations are having to confront a ‘leaner’ economic system. It’s too simplistic (and biased) to correlate college grad levels to the desirability and, therefore, health of a city as it completely ignores the prevalence of under and unemployed grads and their aggregate debt. They’re coming to “in-close cities” out of necessity in as much as choice; dense affordable housing with the necessary and recreational amenities within walking distance.

  • Thanks always for your commentary. Let’s me know people are actually reading the links!