Rescue Me: 87 William Street

87 William Street Newburgh NY

If we have spoken lately, you know I love William Street. It’s scary, but it is a great commercial corridor that has adapted to be more residential over the years. Many storefronts have been converted into apartments, buildings are vacant and crumbling, and overall you probably wouldn’t feel very safe. If you can see past the broken glass and graffiti, there is potential and value here. And those original windows? Keep them!

This particular property is for sale by the City of Newburgh for $11,900. For detailed information, check the Orange County tax records.

There are over 700 abandoned or vacant properties in the City of Newburgh. Habitation of these properties is vital to the revitalization of the city. 87 William Street Newburgh NY Google Map

4 Comment

  • It’s so sad to see what Williams Street has become. I lived at 87 William Street for 10 years, from 1970 until 1981. Spar Floor Covering occupied the store and it had been there many years. The apartment above was so nice. It had hardwood floors throughout the house with white pillars separating the huge living room and dining rooms. The kitchen was huge also. It has 3 bedrooms and a nice second floor back porch. The windows are very big and let in so much light. My children have many memories of growing up there. it was an era when neighbors knew each other and kids played outside on the street, riding bikes and roller skating. Langford’s Barbershop was there as well as many other businesses . It breaks my heart to see what has happened on that street. It was once a great neighborhood to live in.

    • It is so sad. My grandma lived in that neighborhood in the early 80s and we loved to visit. It is unbelievable what it has become today. So many happy memories there.

    • Linda,

      My husband’s grandmother lived at 72 William Street until her death in 1973. You were obviously neighbors for a short time. She was Mary (Maria) Ponessa. What a small world it is. I would have loved seeing the place as it looked then. My recent peek in google maps looks more like warehouse bays.

  • Sorry , the barber shop was called Langston’s.