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 Cher Vick

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  • Wasn’t the Skate Park sold in part as a “build it and they will come” project? As per the garbage issue…Lake George this weekend had an Auto Concours and a Jazz Fest at separate parks but within close proximity to each other, the former having a modest skateboard area and the latter a amphitheater (diy seating). Garbage somehow manages to make it into the trash cans despite the density of people at and between the parks. Why is that? Hint…it’s not the cameras. Expanding an already accessible and “equitable” sports complex is hubris when copping to a misplaced pride narrative. Mr. Stanton has requested the resources to properly run, at minimum, the City’s rec facilities since under taking his role as director despite simultaneously expanding on what is offered to the public. As usual, the City waits until a problem becomes a crisis in search of an overkill solution. Any grant monies received should be accompanied by a moratorium on expanding recreational activities until the existing facilities are up to snuff. Any expansion should be self sustaining.