Rescue Me: 196 Ann Street

Take a ride down some of the humbler streets in Newburgh, ones without the mansions, where the factory workers used to live. It’s where the heart and soul of the city is. This property used to have a storefront, and it is privately owned. For detailed information, check the Orange County tax records.

I also love the building next door. The roofline has a special detail to cover a stairway.

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. 196 Ann Street Newburgh NY Google Map

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  • Staples, where one could find basic office supplies at a reasonable prices, has raise their price to scary levels. For instance, a couple of accordion binders used to cost $2 but now cost $40. As a result Staples is on the brink of bankruptcy, their demise is guaranteed.

    Taxes for this property in 2016 appear to be $13,500/year. In ten years that’s $135,000, assuming taxes don’t continue to climb. Whoever decided to hike the taxes in Newburgh has inadvertently squeezed the sponge so dry it would hard for anyone to justify dealing with both a total renovation and exterior restoration, and, the rather serious extra $1125 monthly ‘tax-rent’ just to live there.

    I will have to add this as one of the top 5 things Newburgh needs to do now.

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