What do those signs mean on vacant buildings?


It might be somewhat of a mystery what the signs or placards mean on vacant buildings in Newburgh as we saw last week. This poster from the Newburgh department of planning clarifies things. They do NOT mean the building is slated for demolition, and they do NOT mean the building is city owned. They are codes for first responders in cases of emergency. So they either mean to proceed with caution, or only enter with approval from command.

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  • One of the houses in this photono is NOT vacant and abandoned and should be removed.

  • It doesn’t mean that it is vacant or abandoned. From what I know the one with one bar means: enter with caution, holes on floors. And the one with the cross: Don’t enter under any circumstances.