07/25/19 3:41pm

The corner of Liberty and South William has another new business opening up called Rob’s Roast Coffees. Opening day will be tomorrow, July 26th at 7am. The coffee shop has a cyclist inspired decor, nodding to Rob’s triathlon love and passion. In his spare time he fixes old bicycles. He was trying to find a location for his shop up and down the Hudson Valley when he happened up Liberty Street in a “happy accident”.

This new venture joins new activity happening on Southern Liberty Street – Oliver and Chatfield, the new space for lease at 42 Liberty Street, new hair salon Liberty and Beauty, and another exciting project soon to be formally announced for South William Street.

04/26/19 7:30am
Image via Field Trip

Downtown Newburgh businesses invite you to welcome Spring in the city, April 27th! Bring out the family and support small businesses with city-wide events for people of all ages. Below is a list of events:

-Rededication of Washington’s HQ Tower of Victory, 84 Liberty Street, 12:00-4:00pm
-Urban Farming Fair, 80 Broadway, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
-Safe Harbors Clean Up Day, 107 Broadway, 8:00 am-12:00 pm
-The Newburgh Pottery Kids Workshop, 102 South William Street, 11am-12:30pm, $35.00 per child
-Kid’s Pilates, Paint and Sip at APG Pilates, 87 Liberty Street, 6:00pm -8:30pm $30.00 per child
-B.L.U Plus Size Fashion Show at Atlas, 11 Spring Street, 5:00pm-9:00pm
-“Raconte moi une histoire” French story time at the Library, 124 Grand Street, 2:45pm – 3:45pm
-Palate Wine Tasting, 115 Liberty Street, 12:00 – 8:00 pm
-Repair Cafe at Grit Works, 115 Broadway, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
-Julie Tremblay exhibit at Ann Street Gallery, 104 Ann Street, 11:00am – 8:00pm
-Book signing at Newburgh Art Supply, “Picturing America: Thomas Cole and The Birth of American Art” 5 Grand Street, 1:00pm-3:00pm
-Newburgh Open Studios 2018 Group Photo & Video Unveiling, 105 Ann Street, 6:00pm-8:00pm
-Newburgh Mercantile Sample Tasting, 75 Broadway, 1:00pm-3:00 pm
-Hudson Valley House Parts Wine & Cheese, 159 Broadway, 1:00pm-4:00pm
-The Empanada Master food truck at Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty Street
-Reggae Boy Jamaican food vendor at Safe Harbors park corner of Broadway & Liberty
-Family Dogs hot dog cart at Urban Farming Fair, 80 Broadway
-Bert’s Fried Fish food truck on Liberty Street
-Sidewalk Sale at Cream and Cream Vintage, 101 and 118A Liberty Street
-Photography Showcase at Cream, 101 Liberty Street, 8:00-10:00pm
-Brown Girls Do Tea at Nail Wig Toppings Bar 89 Broadway, Must RSVP 845-590-3944, 12-1:30pm 7-10 y/o, 3-4:30pm 11-12 y/o. Free event

04/17/19 7:30am

Downtown Newburgh businesses invite you to welcome Spring in the city, April 27th! Bring out the family and support small businesses with city-wide events for people of all ages. Below is a list of events:

  • Rededication of Washington’s HQ Tower of Victory, 84 Liberty Street, 12:00-4:00pm
  • Urban Farming Fair, 80 Broadway, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Safe Harbors Clean Up Day, 107 Broadway, 8:00 am-12:00 pm
  • The Newburgh Pottery Kids Workshop, 102 South William Street, 11am-12:30pm, $35.00 per child
  • Kid’s Pilates, Paint and Sip at APG Pilates, 87 Liberty Street, 6:00pm -8:30pm $30.00 per child
  • B.L.U Plus Size Fashion Show at Atlas, 11 Spring Street, 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • “Raconte moi une histoire” French story time at the Library, 124 Grand Street, 2:45pm – 3:45pm
  • Palate Wine Tasting, 115 Liberty Street, 12:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Repair Cafe at Grit Works, 115 Broadway, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Julie Tremblay exhibit at Ann Street Gallery, 104 Ann Street, 11:00am – 8:00pm
  • Book signing at Newburgh Art Supply, 5 Grand Street, 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Newburgh Artist Photo Reveal, location: TBD, 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Newburgh Mercantile Sample Tasting, 75 Broadway, 1:00pm-3:00 pm
  • Hudson Valley House Parts Wine & Cheese, 159 Broadway, 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • The Empanada Master food truck at Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty Street
  • Reggae Boy Jamaican food vendor at Safe Harbors park corner of Broadway & Liberty
  • Family Dogs hot dog cart at Urban Farming Fair, 80 Broadway
  • Bert’s Fried Fish food truck on Liberty Street


02/27/19 1:34pm

Photos © Mary Kelly Photography

For the longest while Liberty Street happenings have been confined between Broadway and Spring Street. Available retail spaces are scarce for the first time in years. Up and coming businesses have to consider options further north and south if they want to be on Liberty Street. Susan Knapik is the proprietor of Oliver & Chatfield located at 42 Liberty Street. She’s new to the Newburgh scene coming from Cornwall, but originally hailing from Cleaveland, Ohio.

Oliver & Chatfield has been in business since 2018. Susan originally only wanted to be on Liberty Street in Newburgh. When all the retail options were full, she took a chance on Cornwall. However, when she learned there was a spot available at 42 Liberty she jumped at the chance. The store is a “general store du jour of great design, nifty gifties, home decor and earth conscious.”

Susan knows she might be early but doesn’t mind being one of the first on the block. Friends call her “South Willy” for the shop’s location at the intersection of Liberty Street and South William. She views her business as a small part of the change in the world, helping bring back retail to revitalizing downtowns, a shift from the suburban sprawl of the 80’s and 90’s she saw growing up in Cleaveland. She also has a background in interior design that she uses to curate her selection.

The shop joins the ranks of Panja, Simple Gifts and Goodies, and The Newburgh Pottery – all located south of South William Street. Projects that should be launching this year are the Untouchable Bar, 109 S. William Street, 41 Liberty Street engineering firm, and 2 Liberty Street.

Susan is fun and friendly. Make sure to stop and say hi!