If you are a lover of 1940’s architecture and old railroad car diners, this might be an opportunity for you. The owner of the old Lilian’s Family Diner on the corner of 9W and Dickson Street is giving it away for FREE to anyone that can transport the structure on their own. You will also have to create a new foundation, which the owner says is not that difficult.
The interior has been gutted and turned into office/storage space. However, the original facade was recently recovered when a brick layer was removed. The owner is not sure, but believes there is a possibility that this might be a Paramount diner. There definitely are similarities in the glass blocks used on the corners.
It would be wonderful if the diner could be restored and placed on an empty lot in the City of Newburgh. What empty lot could you imagine it on? If a taker is not found, the diner might have to be leveled as the land is needed. That would be such a shame.
If you are interested, please contact Fred Visconti 845-562-4040
A new film, Nowhere Ever After is being filmed on Liberty Street. It has been creating a lot of excitement for businesses that will be used, like the Wherehouse and Jenny’s Floral Designs, which will be transformed into the Rome College Bookstore. The film is staring Melanie Lynskey (Rose from Two and a Half Men) and Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette from True Blood).
Almost three years ago, I attended a meeting that discussed how Newburgh could attract the film industry to the city. Since then, quite a few productions have been filmed in Newburgh, especially at Umbra Soundstage which has one of the few airplane stages north of New York City.
In the Twitter and Instagram universes people are talking about a new movie being filmed in the City of Newburgh called My First Christmas. I can’t find any more details, but it is cool to see the film crews on Chambers Street. I guess all this snow is good for something!
Check out this video of this cool outdoors art show that happened back in October called Film Facades. It was quite the event with a taco truck and shuttle that stopped between Beacon and Newburgh. The organizers say they plan on doing more soon.