Photo by NR flickr user Lauren K. Berg. 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.
Thomas and Mary Powell [NHS]
Tearing Down is Giving Up [Strong Towns]
Letterpress printing shop opens in Newburgh [THR]
Volunteers pitch in to help Habitat Newburgh [Mid Hudson News]
Business awakens at ex-mattress factory [THR]
Red Hook’s Long, Inevitable Gentrification Divides Community [Curbed]
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The ‘Tearing Down’ is just the ‘self-cleaning oven’ phase of the ex-industrial economy. It takes a lot of resources to maintain a city and they aren’t paid for by outsourcing. Redevelopment cost even more. Money is charged toward ‘initiatives’ while ignoring support for the under lining fundamentals. I.e., a ‘comprehensive surveillance program’ alongside a depleted DPW. If a person can’t afford the minimum dumping fee how are they going to pay a $500 fine? It’ll cost at least that much in processing. The garbage still needs to be picked up. Why pay double? Hint…another progressive industry in the making, coming to a city near you.