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March 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Our (real) fifth informal brainstorming session at Caffe Macchiato (99 Liberty St.) is this Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 from 5-6 pm. This meeting is open to the public so please share with anyone who may be interested.
We had our fourth meeting on January 5, 2017. Thank you to James Hartford and Thomas Brouillette for their incredibly informative lecture on Passive Homes! My apologies for canceling February’s meeting.
At this next meeting, we will focus on why I started this discussion group in the first place.
We are archiving the information from each meeting on our blog, here (the information from the Passive Homes lecture can be found there). We also have a Facebook page for Navigating Newburgh! Please feel free to share both of these resources. If you come across any research that you’d like to share between meetings, please send it to my assistant Hazel firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll get it online so everyone can benefit.
Thank you for your dedication to Newburgh!
Thomas Burr Dodd
TOPIC FOR THIS MEETINGThe number one goal of Navigating Newburgh is getting fabulous people into this city’s remarkable vacant homes.
I have invited some “regular people,” all of whom would love to own a historic home in Newburgh, to be guest speakers. I believe our discussion will reveal some very serious roadblocks that are keeping these hard-working people from their goal. I feel very strongly that home ownership is the best weapon against rapid gentrification. My family and I would not be where we are today if we had not been able to buy our home in Brooklyn when we did. Home ownership, and the major renovations that come with it, is not without a lot of risk. Hopefully together we can navigate and identify the challenges, and how to overcome them.
Let’s crowdsource solutions to home ownership and restoration.
I invite any and all individuals who are in a similar position (or can share their success or failures) attempting to build the dream in Newburgh to be a guest speaker at a future meeting. Please speak with me, or contact my assistant Hazel email@example.com