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Home Renovation August 30, 2013 at 10:26 am


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Classified June 21, 2020 at 8:36 pm

Newburgh 1992 versus now

I went to college in Newburgh from 1988-92, and took a drive through the city this weekend.
Thinking about coming back to the Hudson Valley, and am considering renting in Newburgh.
I was happy to feel all the new energy and see so much that has changed in the city and for the good. Was wondering if people could recommend real estate agencies that deal in rentals, or particular neighborhoods that might be good if you are just settling back in. I live in Boston now, and had mobile work that took me all over the city, so I’m open to neighborhoods. Just curious about the layout of the city (I don’t remember from way back then) and what’s going on in each neighborhood. I have a car so I’d need street parking or to find a lot that rents out off street.

Thanks for your help. I’m interested in being in Newburgh for what it is. It actually reminded me of Dorchester in Boston which is eclectic and has a variety of neighborhoods.


Classified February 11, 2019 at 5:37 pm

Pet Sitting that serves the City of Newburgh

Can anyone recommend Pet sitters that will work in Newburgh?

Classified February 6, 2019 at 2:16 pm

looking for old bricks

Hello, I am working on a house that is from the mid 1800’s looking around for bricks of the same era to do some patching. if any one out there is looking to get rid of some….

Thank you,

Classified December 10, 2018 at 11:57 am

General handyman in Newburgh

Hi all,
My Carpenter/ handyman moved and I’m looking for a recommendation. Personal experience with them, please.

Classified January 29, 2018 at 4:58 pm

Housing + gardens in Newburgh

Hi there!

My boyfriend and I are thinking of investing in real estate in Newburgh (we’re thinking of being the live in super/landlords). I’ve been really inspired by real estate cooperatives in NYC, communal living spaces and co-ops that create and make use of the green spaces around their properties to provide food and other services to their residents (the Kelly Street Garden in the Bronx comes to mind). This might be a big lift, but seems like an exciting and worthwhile project to take on in Newburgh.
So my question is: Is anything like this happening already in Newburgh? Are there community gardens or urban farms that I can visit? Who should I be talking to?

We’re hopefully coming up to visit on February 10th, so I’d love to check out what’s happening and learn more.

Classified July 11, 2017 at 2:23 pm

Bicycle rentals

Hello everyone,

I am wondering if there is a bike shop in the Newburgh/Beacon/New Windsor area that rents decent 12+ speed road bikes for the day.

Thank you,

Classified March 17, 2017 at 1:27 pm



I’m looking for any information/anyone with experience or expertise in sustainable energy restoration of a home/house in Newburgh. Geothermal, solar energy etc…

Thank you!!!

Classified April 17, 2016 at 9:50 pm

Grocery stores

Does anyone know from this forum whether there are any plans in the future for a supermarket to open in Newburgh? Hard to believe that theres not one in town.

Classified March 29, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Replacing/restoring etched glass windows

I’m so excited that my husband and I will be closing on hour future home on Lander Street shortly. It’s a lovely little gem and we are excited about making our new home in Newburgh. Two of the interior doors have a pane of the original etched glass broken out and thankfully one panel from each door remains. Are there craftsmen or glass artisans who can replicate historic etched glass panels that can be recommended?

Thank you.

Classified February 20, 2016 at 9:47 am

need information for work

I fell in love with Newport,I want to move there to live.
I am interested in the issue of employment in the firm on repair and reconstruction of houses.
I have no education construction,but have a great desire to participate in the restoration of the magnificent homes of the city.
Have experience of repairs of his own house.
I will come only at the end of the year, green map, so find out in advance about the possibility to find a job.
Thanks to all!!!

Classified February 8, 2016 at 8:52 pm

Construction Project Management Job

Hudson Valley Real Estate Partners
Construction Project Management Position Available
Newburgh, NY
Immediate Hire

Hudson Valley Real Estate Partners, LLC is in search of a Construction Project Manager. The right individual will be responsible for coordinating and managing all necessary resources throughout each stage of the construction process. The PM shall ensure that both the owner’s expectations and budgetary guidelines are met. The PM will be expected to manage each project from beginning to end including: budget, costs, schedule, risk management, value engineering, insurances, general work performance and quality, and the overall construction schedule.
Compensation: Competitive salary with benefits, including health insurance.
-Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering or applicable discipline and experience relative to project size/scope.
-Minimum of two years of project management experience.
Necessary Attributes:
-Excellent business judgment demonstrated by consistently achieving profitability objectives with subcontractor relationships in good standing.
-Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
-Ability to consistently analyze and execute financial trade-offs which frequently involve dealing with incomplete data and ambiguity.
-Ability to constantly multi-task and handle competing priorities between principal’s business needs, organizational issues, while maintaining strong vendor relations.
-A strong sense of urgency and initiative. Able to naturally adjust to adversity.
-Be able to quickly get up to speed on City of Newburgh Code Regulations, Zoning Codes and EPA Regulations.

EEO Statement:
Hudson Valley Real Estate Partners, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic projected by law.

If interested in beginning considered for the position, please send cover letter & resume to:
Shay Sellars
Hudson Valley Real Estate Partners
Cell: 347.218.0321

Classified January 26, 2016 at 12:41 pm

Immediate Opening for Design Project Manager

One Nature is a quickly growing design/build/grow company based in Beacon and Brooklyn, NY. We are seeking a talented entry-level designer to join our Beacon studio and grow with the company.

No phone calls please. Email portfolio, letter of interest, and resume to

Immediate responsibilities will include: construction oversight of ecologically-oriented projects, construction documentation support, specification review and development, rendering, lending a hand at our plant nursery from time to time, scientific report production, and marketing activities.

Must have skills related to CAD, photoshop, etc. We also make a lot of hand built models and if you don’t have experience you would have to be excited to learn how we make them.

Available salary is between $20,000 and $25, ooo/yr (depending on experience, education level, etc.) with one week scheduled paid vacation during the busy season, one sick day a month, flexible hours (for family-friendly situations, 4 day work weeks, etc.), and one month of mandatory off-season vacation days.

One Nature is currently undergoing certification as a registered “B Corp”, which means we have a very equitable and transparent work culture along with a commitment to social and environmental change. We have a very diverse set of projects that range from public parks to private residences, from plant nursery contracts to (almost) aerial drone natural resource assessment. We are also committed to diversity in the workplace and in vendor selection.

Our office is on Beacon’s Main Street, a few steps away from restaurants, cafes, and a 5-10 minute walk from the MetroNorth train station.

For more information about our company, visit

Classified January 21, 2016 at 4:49 pm

Hiring for the position of Newburgh Garden Educator and Outreach Coordinator

Title: Newburgh Garden Educator and Outreach Coordinator
Reports to: Education Director
Status: full time

Position Overview: Hudson Valley Seed’s Garden Educator will implement and help develop Hudson Valley Seed’s curriculum-integrated garden program as well as build community outreach and parent engagement surrounding the school gardens. The Garden Educator will be working in the Newburgh City School District bringing students out to school gardens to teach academics and nutrition through experiential garden learning. The Garden Educator will administer lessons both indoors and outdoors, teaching students Hudson Valley Seed-curricula year round. The Garden Educator will work closely with participating school teachers, parents and community members, and partner organizationsto build the presence of the organization in the City of Newburgh. The Garden Educator will work closely with the rest of the Hudson Valley Seed team as they collectively educate over 2,500 students throughout the school year across Putnam, Dutchess and Orange Counties.


Education Program:

Implement and teach garden and nutrition based programs to approximately 30 classes, Kindergarten – 2nd grade, in the Newburgh City School District, teaching in indoor and outdoor settings. Classes run bi-weekly or monthly.
Maintain school gardens in optimum condition and presentation for students. Garden upkeep is done frequently.
Maintain regular communication with schools and documentation of programs. Provide resources for teachers and model place-based and experiential learning through teaching.
Manage and care for existing education program materials, supplies, and equipment as well as the development of new ones as needed.
Assist with garden lesson planning including working with other staff to develop materials.
Maintain necessary paperwork (weekly, monthly, and annually), ex: weekly teaching recaps, keeping records of time spent on programs, and contact lists.
Participate in regular Hudson Valley Seed staff meetings.
Assist in writing program descriptions for newsletters, program guides, social media, and website.
Create and implement annual outreach plan and budget for Newburgh. Attend relevant community meetings and events. Identify new opportunities for outreach. Maintain relationships with collaborative partners and cultivate new ones.
Outreach into the Newburgh community, including acting as liaison to PTAs and partnering community organizations, to develop and maintains positive and professional relationships with parents, local businesses, media and the general public.
Recruit and train parents as Hudson Valley Seed volunteers and engage them in maintaining school gardens and garden work days.
Create, coordinate and implement volunteer recognition activities such asvolunteer appreciation events and volunteer thank you letters.
Host and participate in events at school, (family fun nights, back to school, et) and/or coordinate volunteers or other educators at these events.
Maintain regular communication with teachers and administrators in regards to Garden Time programming.
Send school-specific communications home to parents.
Manage photo releases and taking photos of garden time.
Other duties as assigned.
Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

Position Qualifications:

Master’s degree or commensurate experience – with demonstrable work experience in environmental education, education, or related field.
Experience in environmental educational program planning, development, and implementation.
Demonstrable gardening experience as well as experience using gardens as outdoor classrooms.
Familiarity with teaching in public schools.
Experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds in an outdoor environmental education setting, with an emphasis on outdoor classroom management.
Strong background in and passion for the natural world & gardening.
Creative and enthusiastic communication/presentation skills.
Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.
Experience with Microsoft Office and Apple Pages software.
Must pass a criminal background check.
Status: 40 hours per week, full time

Wage: This is a salaried position with benefits. Salary consistent with the staffing of a non-profit organization and commensurate with experience, skills and preferred qualifications.

Reports to: Education Director

To apply please send cover letter, resume, and 2 references, including proof of garden and experiential teaching experience. Please also send a relevant lesson plan that you have taught by February 27th via e-mail to:

Susan Hereth, Education Director, at and CC Executive Director Ava Bynum at

Learn more at and read the full position description here:

Classified January 20, 2016 at 12:46 pm

Mortgage Broker recommendations?

Hi everyone

We’re very interested in Newburgh and looking at a property there right now. We’d love to hear any recommendations for mortgage brokers. We’re based in NYC, so open to anyone based there or closer to Newburgh. Just someone who you’ve found good to work with & can recommend would be good to know about.

I’m sure we will have more questions as we get deeper into the process. Thanks!

Classified January 6, 2016 at 9:03 am

Seeking a Commercial Kitchen for growing business in Newburgh Area

Hello all, I’m Seeking a commercial kitchen space to use for large catering jobs. If you are DOH CERTIFIED and are Willing to share your space, please let me know. SERIOUS BUSINESS PRACTICES ONLY! Thank you. 845-430-8755 ask for “Chef Chica.”

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