10/22/19 7:30am

A New York City based hair salon has opened a sister salon in Newburgh called Liberty and Beauty at 63 Liberty Street, near the corner of Spring Street. It is a full service salon that even offers curly cuts (my personal need). Owner, Liam Carey, has had his work shown in Elle, Marie Claire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Oprah, The Today Show and more.

For some of you seasoned Newburghers you might remember this location as the old Firemen’s Museum that never materialized. Since then, the storefront has seen a makeover, complete with an elbow sign to direct pedestrians into the salon.

Lower Liberty Street is seeing many new businesses occupying dormant and closed of spaces. If you love local, shop local and support Liberty and Beauty. They are also hiring! Congratulations Liam on your new venture.

10/17/19 1:16pm

On October 15th Newburgh’s newest restaurant, Mama Roux, had a soft opening. The restaurant is located in a decades-long neglected building at 96 Broadway, on the corner of Liberty Street. To delight in the warm glow of the Art Deco sconces while taking in the spices of the Cajun cuisine was nothing short of magical. It’s a space so well designed it feels as though it has always been there. It is cozy, comfortable, and upscale – yet without feeling pretentious. It is the kind of restaurant I would drive an hour into Manhattan for a night out with friends. The food is that good, and it’s here, in Newburgh.

It was truly a special evening, an event that we could all celebrate, a small but immensely meaningful win for the City of Newburgh. Developers are taking a chance on Newburgh, and it isn’t the large scale waterfront developments that receive the most attention. It is the small infill of incremental development that makes a city interesting and exciting. It makes a neighborhood.

From my own personal perspective I love cities and urban environments because of the inspiration and creativity it inspires in my everyday life. Mama Roux is just the kind of place where you go to be inspired – whether it be in your own life or what you might be able to create in this city.

The general sentiment that night was that of gratitude. Thank you to everyone involved who helped make this possible in Newburgh.

Regular hours are soon to be announced, but the restaurant will start off opened only Thursday to Sunday, including brunch on Sundays.

Corner seat facing Broadway. Surely to be one of the most sought after spots
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