Real Estate: 80 Clinton Street $26,110*

80 Clinton Street Newburgh NY

The City of Newburgh’s Planning and Development Department plans to highlight one city-owned property for sale each month. Sometimes these properties can be located on very blighted blocks, making a decision to buy very difficult. I would say this property is located at a crossroads. To the east, are some of the most desired and admired homes in Newburgh. And one block over, to the west, is the roughest section of Liberty Street. However, two houses away, the old Girls Scouts property is being renovated by one of Newburgh’s urban pioneers who I think would make a great neighbor. The city has provided the following information below. You can also check out the blog post I did 4 years ago with some interior photos. Preference will be given to an owner-occupant purchaser.

“Between Grand and Liberty Streets – in the heart of the East End Historic District.  A cozy, 2-bedroom, turn-of-the-century, brick townhome. The interior needs to be completely renovated but it has great potential.  Looking for a purchaser with vision, the finances to renovate and the desire to occupy this classic building as their residence.  Minimum Sales Price: $26,110.  Interested buyers can go to the City of Newburgh’s website ( and click on the link on the home page entitled “Buying Property From the City of Newburgh”.  There they will find the current list of properties, the required application (necessary to be completed even before the interior of the property can be viewed) and the Terms and Conditions of Sale.  Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram where City-owned properties are regularly featured.”

80 Clinton Street Newburgh NY
Asking Price: $26,110 *
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* This is the minimum price. The City of Newburgh will also entertain bids above the asking price. All interested purchasers need to submit a PODA (Private Owner Development Application) . The application is available on-line and at the City of Newburgh’s Planning & Development Office, 83 Broadway, Newburgh, NY.   For additional information call: (845)-569-7387 or (845)-569-9400.

80 Clinton Int (7)

80 Clinton (7)

13 Comment

  • Last resident who lived here had been there for about a week when a crackhead broke in and threatened her and her family including a tiny baby. She never returned after that.

    • When did that happen?

      • I think it was about 3 years ago.
        The home on the corner has 4 foot weeds. It has not had anyone living there for over 4 years though there were people squatting in there in and out.

        It has gotten harder and harder to find decent people to rent on that block as the city seems to be negligent in giving out violations for the quality of life slum issues—overflowing garbage in lidless cans that stick of rotten food and dirty diapers, weeds, broken fences, torn awnings….dumping of furniture in front of buildings……combined with a corrupt court that provides free rents to serial scammers at the expense of people who are investing capital. Not good.

  • What makes the neighbor at the Old Girl Scouts building an “urban pioneer?” He moved here, what…two years ago? I moved here seven years ago. What does that make me? What about people who moved here 15 years ago? Bronx people who moved up 25 years ago?
    Cher, I completely understand that you’re simply using a well-trodden term, and I make my comment half-jokingly. But the part that’s not joking is a little disturbed by the “cool” labels that the recent gentrifiers are getting. Why are they considered so brave? The Hansons/Beckers were brave when they first moved to Washington Heights, into a shell of a house, with ghetto neighbors, back in the 90s or early 2000s. These people who are coming now, are not exactly pioneers. I respect them for coming and welcome them wholeheartedly, but they stand on the shoulders of people who came before them, as well as good people who never left Newburgh, even through it’s roughest days.
    Love you, Cher. Keep up the great work!

    • “Urban pioneers”…sounds better than ‘carpetbaggers’. Newburgh revitalizations never took root, so it consistently cycles to a period of ‘re-construction”. With that comes a new migration. “…Back in the 90s” we (a small group including myself) were restoring row houses at a Newburgh hot spot. I can’t remember what tagline was attached to us or others of the same like-minded tribe. I do know that it usually wasn’t favorable by closer our acquaintances. Didn’t matter, at the time we thought “this time is different”.
      Turns out it wasn’t. Historical adherence, arch. plans, “affordable” housing catch line, etc… same b.s. as today. That’s what you read about. With that, every morning the generators were relocated up to the roof, otherwise, if left at curbside during the work day (the local ‘sentinel’ had selective vision) or left on the roof overnight…it walked. Secure the building? Pit-bulls bite through locked chains and have opposable thumbs, go figure. Anyway, upon occupancy, the interiors were trashed within a year. That was the end of my foray into that particular iteration of the ‘Burgh’s revival.
      I know circumstances haven’t changed that much favorable for the new tribe. Call ’em what you want, I’m not holding any one in contempt for it. Again, perhaps the newly knighted “urban pioneers” with their housing affiliations will recapture ground through vetting tenants and maintaining the ‘house rules’. More power to ’em. Housing is easily obtainable, Newburgh’s seen that, done that. Social engineering is what has been elusive…or maybe it’s allusive. If it’s the latter, well, that explains it.

      • Carpetbagger…that’s a little harsh. Believe me, I don’t begrudge anybody who has made the trek to Newburgh, bought their slice of heaven and sought to make the community a better place – if only by adding to the tax roll, or keeping their yard clean. And in the past 6-7 years I’ve been here, I have seen a modest change for the better. But the intrinsic problems that keep this city down are very difficult to overcome. I don’t trust that change to come from the top, and the change from the bottom (individual homeowners, recent migrants, long-term renters) can be spotty since everyone is in it for different reasons.
        Ive had no break-ins in about 5 years, I often forget to lock my car doors, and nothing happens. My worst gripe is the everyday BS (“stoop parties,” litter, loud music). Winter’s coming though, so that’s all gonna stop.
        Btw, you said you were here in the 90s. Where are you now?

        • Oh, Walt is still in the ‘burgh! He’s hosting stoop parties with loud music on Liberty and then posts here for shits and giggles! I jest of course.

        • Still here, on the northeast end now. I was a kid in tow out of Brooklyn in ’71. The ‘carpetbagger’ was a historical reference. Interestingly enough, we use to have ‘stoop’ parties in Brooklyn yet everyone respected each others’ space including the air waves. We moved out when the newbies compensated for their lack of self worth by imposing themselves…i.e. littering, theft, violence, etc..
          You can train a hedge hog to use a litter box. No reward nor punishment required, just accommodate for their instinct toward cleanliness. ‘Last I checked there aren’t any gun free zones, video surveillance or safe spaces where ‘the deer and the antelope play’ either. Seems to work. Unfortunately, people can choose not to give a chit. It’s a cop out. So, I agree with you about the “change” thing…
          “An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.”

  • Walt, sorry for calling 5-O when you had your last stop party. I also remember stoop parties in BK, but when I was coming of age in the eighties, air conditioning was more and more prevalent, so escaping the summer swelter by hanging on the stoop had become somewhat passé.
    I understand that Carpetbagger is a historical term, from Reconstruction Era I believe, but it is often used as a derogatory term. That’s why I mentioned that your comparison of “Urban Pioneer,” to “Carpetbagger,” might actually be a little unfair. But I get your point. Labels come and go, sometimes they do harm, other times they’re harmless. My hope is that the new wave of Newburgh transplant (another label) actually live in the properties they buy. I believe that the remedy to all that ails this fair city is Owner Occupancy, one house at a time.
    P.S. Try to keep the music down…some of us are trying to hear ourselves think!

    • No problem. I told them it was a ‘restorative justice circle’, the loud music is to foster empathy among my neighbors. They mumbled something and walked away.

      • haha…I’m sure your “circle” will be “restoring” more of your hard earned property to themselves in the near future, perhaps even at the session….. lol.

  • Glad you had no problem. The cops actually cited me for disturbing the peace, and making a false report.