Weekly Link Round Up

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. Photo by John Leighton

Newburgh residents: City’s getting safer [THR]
Ex-spring factory ready to bounce back? [THR]
How Is the Hudson Valley Housing Market? [HVM]
Stewart descendants protest plan to rename airport [THR]
Letter: Newburgh lost another chance for tax revenue [THR]
Electric Street aims to bring some life to a crime-riddled street [Curbed]
Newburgh mayor calls for economic development advisory council [MHN]

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  • ‘He went down to Newburgh, entered the city streets and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the barbecues of the hungry bystanders.’
    -“Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.” Louis Brandeis
    Better yet…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDIQ7Otf1mw
    Thanks for the reads.

  • Funny how the undevelopment of the land across the street from the failing Newburgh Mall would be considered a source of revenue. Given the required tax breaks, all it would do is under-employ several hundred more people who would need 2nd and 3rd jobs just to survive- and/or depend on government assistance. And once it lost its charm- as the Newburgh Mall has, it would be another empty unusable eyesore. Yes, we have to think outside the box but in a way that benefits the community as a whole. Big box retail is a thankfully passing phase. What we need is to pull the Town and City of Newburgh together, stop overspending on duplicate services and come to terms with the fact that the City of Newburgh residents provide half the income for the Town of Newburgh businesses. We benefit each other and until both communities admit it, both will suffer. These trends ebb and flow thus both communities working together could absorb those trends and lessen the extreme highs and lows.

    • There does seem to be growing chatter by local and state ptb’s to to consolidate services. This consideration, however, is out of a preservation of the whole for the long term as costs are exceeding tax revenues. We’re at the point where the level of public services are a product of having a good grant writer claw back what we paid in. While efficiency of scale may work for the private sector, “shared services” apparently cannot function properly without an expansion of an administration “working together” toward that effect. If anything, the elimination of SALT deductions brings the issue to the table.