10/13/15 7:30am

Downing Park Shelter House Newburgh NY

In celebration of the bicentennial of Downing’s birth, the Downing Park Planning Committee invites the public to an autumn in the park wine tasting which will feature seasonal appetizers along with a selection of wines from Newburgh’s Palate Wines & Spirits.

This festive event will be held on Sunday, October 18th at the Downing Park Shelter House from 3:00p.m. till 6:00p.m. Attendees are kindly asked to donate $30.00 for support of Downing Park.

The City of Newburgh is proud to be a participant in the ongoing renewal of the park. With the recent hiring of staff, the City looks forward to the upcoming development of community gardens and green houses in the park. So, come and enjoy the magnificent autumn color in the park and help support one of Newburgh’s greatest and most historic institutions.

Newburgh is proud to include among its native sons, Andrew Jackson Downing, who is considered the chief inspiration for the American conservationist movement. He served as mentor to the two greatest conservationists of the late 19th century, Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux, and it was they who named Newburgh’s largest public park after Downing.

-Photo of Shelter House by John Leighton

07/17/15 11:30am

277 Third St Newburgh NY

Looks are deceiving with this home right in front of Downing Park. This seemingly small home is actually quite large, and is being advertised as a 2 family property. The interior is a bit difficult to make out due to the many personal items in the photos. However, there is a nice long driveway on the left which is a luxury when living in the city. Being in front of Downing Park is a nice feature as well.

277 Third St Newburgh NY (Suzanne Sweeney, RE/MAX)
Asking Price: $158,750
Year Built: 1874
Size: 3,186 sq ft
Taxes:  $8,261
Neighborhood: Downing Park
Distance to NYC: 57.9 mi, 1 hour 2 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry, Transit Orange Bus Service
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
Google Map


277 3rd  Collage