Take a ride down some of the humbler streets in Newburgh, ones without the mansions, where the factory workers used to live. It’s where the heart and soul of the city is. This property used to have a storefront, and it is privately owned. For detailed information, check the Orange County tax records.
I also love the building next door. The roofline has a special detail to cover a stairway.
There are over 700 abandoned or vacant properties in the City of Newburgh. Habitation of these properties is vital to the revitalization of the city. 196 AnnStreet Newburgh NY Google Map
This house on Ann Street seems simple enough, and might not be desirable at a quick glance, but the location deserves a second look. Across the street Habitat will be building 4 new homes. One of the many conversations you will hear in Newburgh is the need for more owner occupied buildings. These 4 homes will be owner occupied. Also, across the street there is a well maintained building that was restored a few years ago. Just a short walk east and you will be at the Ann Street Gallery, Liberty Street’s restaurants and shops, and the new Safe Harbors Green Park.
161 Ann Street Newburgh NY (Edward Kalisvaart, Keller Williams) Asking Price: $135,000 Year Built: 1899 Size: 3,860 sq ft Neighborhood: SoBro Taxes: $3,936 Distance to NYC: 55.7 mi, 1 hr 2 mins Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84 Google Map
This is a great building at the corner of South William and William Street. As I’ve mentioned before, this is a tough corner, but one day when William Street is filled with retail again, this will be a great spot to be. It is in walking distance to a lot of retail that honestly just doesn’t exist at the moment. The interior has been worked on and has a lot of improvements. Of course, it’s being advertised as a “Great Investment Moneymaker”. Having a owner living on site would actually be more preferable.
Here we are, back at William Street, looking some of the great buildings that are located on this block. As I have expressed before, this area is very rough, but it has some of the best mixed use potential around. Search the blog to learn more about the potential for William Street. The apartments will need work, but they have original details and could really be beautiful one day. Tip: the full address would be 78-80 William Street.
William Street is rough, really rough. Rough like most of the buildings on this block are vacant, burned out, or on the brink of collapse. It also happens to be one of my most favorite blocks. It is characterized by smaller buildings that often have commercial shops on the first floor (although many have been converted) and living quarters upstairs. It’s the perfect set up for small business owners, studios, and other endeavors. Newburgh’s large mansions are great, but William Street has the character of a small European town with its original red brick roads.
It’s a lot of imagination, but it’s what this area originally was, and what it has the potential to be. That said, I often get emails about people looking for garages and other fun spaces. This listing is for the garage only and it is a commercial space. The house to the right is for sale, and is probably a gut job. It looks like the owner is trying to sell them together, possibly with other properties. You could create a live/work set up here.
This is the kind of space for someone wanting to make change, not be where change has already happened. See it in person to see if you are up for this level of urban pioneering.
You mostly hear about East Parmenter and all the revitalization work that is going on there. However, on the other side of the cemetery is West Parmenter. There isn’t anything particularly grand about this humble home in foreclosure but, the large driveway that is attached makes it worth a look. It was set up as a 2-family home but one of the kitchens has been removed.
133 West Parmenter Newburgh NY (Carole Mccann, Hudson Heritage Realty) Asking Price: $57,900 Year Built: 1900 Size: 1,672 sq ft Neighborhood: SoBro Taxes: $5,023 Distance to NYC: 58.1 mi, 1 hour 9 mins Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84 Google Map