07/07/16 7:30am


“The Newburgh Rowing Hudson River Walking Trail is an 1,800 foot (about one third of a mile) very easy walking trail from the Washington Street boat launch to the Ward Brothers Memorial Park, a public park which is the home of the Newburgh Rowing club.  Currently, the entrance into the Newburgh Rowing club is not yet open; we will announce when it is.  For now, you can enter the trail from the Washington Street boat launch. Enjoy a scenic walk or bike ride along the Hudson river and (when the entrance is open), end up at the Ward Brothers memorial park, where the Newburgh Rowing club has kayaking and Rowing (for a fee) in the spring, summer and fall.  If you want to carry your own kayak down, you can launch from the small kayak beach located in front of the Newburgh Rowing clubs 6000 square-foot Boathouse. However we urge you to take a safety class before going out on the Hudson river and also never ever kayak alone and always wear a PFD.  Never kayak at night.  The Ward brothers memorial park is open all summer, and is free to the public; it is open for picnics, fishing, and birdwatching, during daylight hours. The park Closes at dusk, no dogs or alcohol allowed.  The picnic pavilion is reserved for members of the Newburgh Rowing club but maybe reserved in advance by contacting the Newburgh Rowing club.  Come out and enjoy the Hudson river and our beautiful park, which you probably never even knew existed!”

From: Juliana LoBiondo,
Development Director, Newburgh Rowing club
10/12/15 7:30am


Revived mixed use plans for the Regal Bag building were presented at the city council meeting last Thursday according to the Mid Hudson News. The plans call for 108 rental units as well as commercial and retail space, as well as the development of 2 lots. Plans had first surfaced in 2010 with the project promising approximately $2 million dollars to the city’s tax base. However, hard economic times pushed plans back and it almost seemed the project was forgotten – until now. The building is part of Newburgh’s industrial past:

“Regal Bag was built in the 1830’s as Newburgh Steam Mills, manufacturing cloth. Later the building housed Coldwell Lawnmower Co., and and a pocketbook factory. It is listed in Ripley’s Believe It Or Not as the only building that has its main entrance on the 6th floor.”

Quite a few artists have spaces in the building. I have no knowledge of whether or not they will be able to stay. Many view this project as an opportunity to develop the north end of Newburgh’s waterfront. What remains to be seen is how eastern and western sides of Water Street can be united.

-Photo  of Regal Bag Building by John Leighton

09/25/15 8:47am


At the northern end of Water Street are the Ferry Crossing Condominiums. It’s private and gated. It also has amazing Hudson River views. Mostly everything has been updated in this unit that is for sale and there are maple hardwood floors. This unit is located on an end, the most convenient location. For more details, contact Stacie Laskin 845-784-4332, slaskin@hvc.rr.com


09/11/15 7:30am

38 Edward St Newburgh NY

Last year I shared this property as a Rescue Me house. Now, it is officially on the market. I’m not exactly sure what happened to make it vacant for so long. It might have been a fire. This house is located just a walk away from the waterfront, Brewery, Washington’s Headquarters and Liberty Street.

38 Edward St Newburgh NY (Dawne Salamone)
Asking Price: $53,000
Year Built: 1900
Size: 2,376 sq ft
Neighborhood: Waterfront/WHQ
Taxes: $2,109
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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