Melanie – thanks so much for this very useful information. Because the ferry doesn’t run at weekends, I still haven’t been able to check out Newburgh. Sad. It seems that transportation is quite a challenge there for a person without a car. I suppose the ideal scenario is to look for somewhere within 10 mins. walking distance of ferry. But then in winter months, as some mentioned before, the ferry does not run if river is frozen, so I would be stranded. What is your location? Do you have a car? If not, what is your regular form of transport into Manhattan during the week? I really would love to become part of the Newburgh community but clearly have to make sure I can commute to work in NYC without much trouble.
The advice re: taxes was most helpful. Something I never would have known of course.