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IMO that is one of three dicey hoods in Newburgh, but if you stay near third and don’t venture south – in particular the corners of Carpenter, Lutheran and City Terrace along 1st – you should be OK.
That said, we have a dear friend who has had a place on Carter between Carpenter and City for a couple of years now. So far, so good, but she’s not there full time.
To put it in some sort of perspective, when I moved into a 1-bedroom walkup on 6th Street near 1st Avenue in The East Village back in 1972, we called Thompkins Square Park “Killer Park”. I used to hear gunshots regularly at night. I don’t think anywhere in Newburgh is quite that bad these days, but I haven’t spent enough time there yet.