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04/05/19 1:11pm

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 HB

How Rent Control Harms Those It Hopes to Help [MI]
Trends Point To Rents Edging Higher In The Future [AT]
Beacon’s Historic Movie Theater Just (Re)Opened [HVM]
Newburgh supports rent control, tenant protections [MHN]
$2.4M filtration system being installed at source of Newburgh water [THR]
People in open-concept homes are realizing the walls were there for a reason [BG]
Fast-fashion retailers like Zara and H&M have a new threat: the $24 billion used clothes market [CNBC]

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04/04/19 4:49pm

I took the first picture of 183 Liberty in 2011. Here’s a photo from 2009. I had been photographing it over the years. All really seemed lost with this property until it became apparent that someone had taken a chance on 183 Liberty Street last year. They stripped away all the paint, rebuilt the front porch, added new windows, and that was only the beginning. The interior was completely gutted as you can see in this old real estate blog post. There wasn’t much left to save other than the front door and the interior staircase.

Today there are 4 beautiful apartments, complete with amenities. Honestly, you never imagined the building could be so posh. It is an appreciated change for northern Liberty Street. Neighboring buildings have also undergone rehabilitation and there are more destination worthy businesses to visit such as the Holland Tunnel Gallery (back yard neighbor) and the pop-up restaurant Lodger (we hope you get the codes situation fixed!).

They will be having an open house this Saturday for the public April 6 10:30 am-3:30 pm. You can also follow them on Instagram @183libertystreet

One last look because this was so good:

03/19/19 12:00pm

It’s been almost a year that 109 Liberty Street has undergone a full face lift, and it wouldn’t be a proper renovation without a look back at what it used to look like. This building was originally a labor union headquarters and years later up until recently it served as a church. The storefront never actually had stores in them. Adding two new public gathering spaces to Liberty Street has greatly improved the walkability of the area. Visitors who come for a croissant or pastry then head to one of the boutiques or general stores across the street. The bicycle museum is open to the public and has plans to expand to the upper floors. This change has created interconnectivity of businesses and made Liberty Street more of a destination.

Small businesses are important, so is opening up walled off storefronts. We have so many here in Newburgh.

In the warm weather the Flour Shop has sidewalk seating where people can gather and enjoy Liberty Street

What it looked like for the longest period of time

03/12/19 10:28am

Awesome Newburgh Foundation awards monthly micro-grants to creative projects in Newburgh!

On Sunday, March 17, 2019, we are hosting a pitch party where anyone can pitch a project idea. This time around, the public will VOTE FOR THE WINNER of $1,000. The event is free and the winner will be announced that evening. Location is the Thornwillow Institute, 7 South Lander Street in Newburgh.

Come to pitch an idea, cheer your friends and neighbors and meet past grantees and trustees. Food, music & drinks will be served. Stay tuned for special program announcements!

Hope you will join us and your fellow neighbors!
Get Ready To Vote!


¡Awesome Newburgh Foundation quiere dar micro donacion para proyectos creativos en Newburgh!

El domingo 17 de marzo de 2019, estamos organizando una fiesta de lanzamiento donde cualquiera puede lanzar una idea de proyecto. Esta vez, el público VOTARÁ POR EL GANADOR de $ 1,000. El evento es gratis y el ganador será anunciado esa noche. El evento tomara lugar en el Thornwillow Institute, 7 South Lander Street en Newburgh.

Venga a presentar una idea, anime a sus amigos y vecinos y conozca a los antiguos beneficiarios y fideicomisarios. Se servirá comida, música y bebidas. ¡Estén atentos a los anuncios de un programa especial!

Espero que se unan a nosotros y sus compañeros vecinos!