Weekly Link Round Up


“Christina” by NR Flickr user Brian Wolfe. 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.

Newburgh violent crime is down 15 percent: police [THR]
Newburgh Habitat gets $100k grant for live/work project [THR]
Section of Balmville Tree in danger of collapsing [Mid Hudson News]
$200 million plan for old Psych Center site [PJ]
Downtown is Looking Up in Cincinnati [This Old House]
Tactical urbanism in Caracas – rebuilding the city with art and culture [Positive News]
Leveraging Public Investment in the Arts [Georgia Council for Arts]
Heritage Tourism Lessons from Jurassic World [NY History Blog]

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2 Comment

  • According to citydata.com and newburgh’s own police blotters, in most categories, Newburgh’s crime has been steadily decreasing over the last 4-5 years (2010 was a very bad year for murders, and 2011 was bad in most other regards.) One notable exception was sexual assault, which increased dramatically, but hopefully this is just a case of such crimes actually getting reported instead of ignored, which has indeed been the national trend. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/12/college-sexual-assault-numbers-clery-reports_n_5967412.html

    I think the Record’s story is a little bit of an exaggeration. They specifically mention firearms incidents, which had an unusually high spike in 2014, so it was bound to go back down. Overall, the crime levels are heading in the right direction.

  • ‘Agree with Nick, stats tend to be used subjectively. As per sexual assaults, here’s an eye opener… https://rainn.org/get-information/statistics/reporting-rates
    Related, the ‘Burgh will be hiring a full time police chief and acting Chief Dan Cameron seems to be the obvious go to person. However, it seems the City Council put itself in a bind when it voted for a residency requirement for certain city personnel. Their response…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK9odsWwfIo
    -The Balmville tree stands as a symbol of 21st century decision making policy, I’d hate to see it gone ; ]
    -Tactical Urbanism, it’s a sign of the times. Wary of its seemingly benign acceptance, giving its common social political over tones, I think it serves as a ‘pressure relief valve’ of sorts. More please…
    Nice pic, thanks for the reads