06/19/15 7:30am

101 Liberty St Newburgh NY

This is a principal building in the Liberty Street/Washington’s HQ/Washington Market area. It’s opposite to Washington’s HQ, next to two other cafe’s, and across the street from a new tapas and wine bar soon to open up. There are no interior photos of this property so I’ll tell you what I know. I have heard that it needs maintenance. The lack of maintenance has caused a few businesses to open and shutter. There used to be a chess shop that just closed a few weeks ago. Visitors have reported a wet and moldy smell. This property would be right for someone who is willing to make the necessary upgrades and wants to contribute to excitement of the area. The listing photos aren’t that great, so you can check it out on Google Maps or take a visit.

101 Liberty St Newburgh NY (Sarah Schwartz, 914-522-6622)
Asking Price: $250,000
Year Built: 1865
Size: 3,168 sq ft
Taxes:  N/A
Neighborhood: MGL
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
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06/11/15 5:28pm

Safe Harbors

Some very exciting news has finally been announced concerning the empty lot on the corner of Liberty Street and Broadway. Safe Harbors of the Hudson (SHOH), which owns the buildings adjacent to the lot, has finally secured its purchase to create a community park. Organically, the lot has become the local headquarters for festivals, markets, art exhibitions, and community events. However, its unusual slope from buildings razed in the early 1980’s hinders its full potential. A grand new master plan can finally begin to maximize the land into a formal community park for all to enjoy.

SHOH has been dedicated to improving Newburgh since its beginning, by rehabilitating the notorious Hotel Newburgh into safe community housing, by spearheading the restoration of the Ritz Theater, and creation of the Ann Street Gallery.

The Newburgh Community Land Bank sponsored a Central Hudson Main Street Revitalization grant. SHOH will receive a portion of this grant to help beautify the lot. The Land Bank is working on creating complete streets for lower Broadway and is overseeing the renovation of 96 Broadway which, is part of the project scope with Central Hudson. Madeline Fletcher, director of the land bank said, “Partnerships like the one forged between the Land Bank, City of Newburgh, and Safe Harbors will help to support existing and new local businesses and to help build a walkable, cyclable, safe downtown Newburgh.” Phase 1 of the comprehensive park plan will be paid for through the Central Hudson Grant. The park will be designed in collaboration with One Nature.

Support for the project grew with Mayor Kennedy and City Manager Michael Ciaravino helping navigate the process at City Hall. Mayor Kennedy said, “It is another prime example of cooperation and collaboration by City government, an excellent non-profit organization and private citizens.”

SHOH board members could not be more pleased. This purchase enables their vision of promoting economic growth to the surrounding area, creating greater community engagement, and helps attract partners to complete the vision of restoring the Ritz Theater. Executive director, Lisa Silverstone said, “Thanks to the bold and strategic vision of its board of directors and a generous lead gift, Safe Harbors was able to secure a commercial loan and ensure the lot remains an open, green, cultural park space that will enhance the livability of Newburgh’s downtown,” and “create a fully activated, integrated park in our community.” Hannah Brooks, who donated the down payment said “collaboration is how you save a city,” and noted she gave the donation because she “has seen the community turning around and a change in the climate in city hall. But most of all belief in Safe Harbors of the Hudson.”

The Liberty Street/Broadway lot is in a critical location for the City of Newburgh. A new community park will have a positive impact on the surrounding streets and neighborhoods. It shows that Newburgh isn’t just concerned about building new real estate or development, its concerned about creating place, otherwise “there is no there there”.

Fundraising efforts for the new park will be announced in the future. If you wish to donate ahead of time, please click here.

05/08/15 7:30am

107 Liberty St Newburgh NY

One of the nicest maintained buildings on Liberty Street up for sale. The location is prime being just a block away from Washington’s HQ, the Ann Street Gallery, and a few restaurants and cafes. Martha is right next door. The ground floor has been used as an art gallery in the past and the upper apartments have been renovated with high-end finishes. The price is firm and the seller requires proof of funds before scheduling an appointment.

Apartment #1 on the second floor is a three bedroom unit. Apartment # 2 on the third floor has two bedrooms and two baths with a master bathroom suite. There are many more details. To find out the rest, contact the seller bellow.

107 Liberty St Newburgh NY (For sale by owner) slaskin@hvc.rr.com
Asking Price: $389,900
Taxes: $8,500
Neighborhood: Liberty St/WHQ
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
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03/06/15 11:30am

51 Liberty St Newburgh NY

This is a home on Liberty Street on an interesting stretch of the block. It’s in between Washington’s HQ and the old Resnick factory. It’s also right in front of the Liberty Street lot where I had the Newburgh Urban Market last year. This block really hasn’t seen the investment that the northern blocks have on Liberty between Broadway and Spring, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen here. I’m a big proponent of having more invested homeowners in these types of properties, and not just people looking to rent them out again. With 3 units it’s possible to live in one and rent out the others.

51 Liberty St Newburgh NY (Mandel Realty Group)
Asking Price: $160,000
Year Built: 1890
Size: 2,640 sq ft
Neighborhood: Liberty St/Washington’s HQ
Taxes: $6,318
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
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02/13/15 7:30am


It’s no secret that Atlas Industries is one of the best things to happen to the Liberty/Spring Street area. I have posted quite a few times about their intentions to rent out studio spaces, and now they have created a website just for that. Currently the site shows 9 studio spaces and 2 storage spaces for rent. They vary in size and you must contact them directly for price information. It’s an amazing raw and urban space with owners that are very forward thinking about Newburgh’s future. Last September they made space available for the Newburgh Open Studios Tour, exemplifying the building’s potential. They already have a few tenants doing cool things like art, music, photography and sculpting. Later this year they will hopefully open a new art gallery. Their Instagram profile shows tons more fun stuff.

If you think this is some place that you would like to rent space, contact them at:

Atlas Industries
11 Spring Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
(845) 391-8855

10/10/14 7:30am

4 Grand St Newburgh NY

One of the best areas to consider buying a property in Newburgh is near Washington’s Headquarters. This property on Grand Street is in the right location and is a great example of Newburgh architecture. You are walking distance to the burgeoning businesses of Liberty Street and the waterfront. However, inside the interior has been seriously neglected and damaged. Some areas appear to be completely gutted while others still retain original wide planks floors, plaster moldings, and marble fireplaces. The backyard also has a very strange property line layout. The house to the left is in worse condition and has yet to be put back on the market but other neighbors are doing great work with their properties. It will take a lot of work to make this house habitable, and the asking price is quite high considering the condition. What do you think?

4 Grand St Newburgh NY (Jasen Vonguinness, Greenmark Inc.)
Asking Price: $225,000
Year Built: 1870
Size: 2,460 sq ft
Neighborhood: MGL, Washington Market
Taxes: N/A
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
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