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I’m a MHP 2010 grad from UMD but grew up in the Hudson Valley. I did a paper for my planning class on Newburgh’s comprehensive plan vs Beacon’s & why Beacon has been much more successful in revitalizing itself. Look at the fact that Newburgh doesn’t acknowledge it’s historic district in it’s Comprehensive Plan. Renter/owner percentage needs to change so there is a better invested interest in the historic district. What can the city do in way of incentives/tax breaks to those who restore historic properties? Do Newburgher’s really know their own history (I Love Lucy was tried out at the Ritz theater before it was made into a tv show!!) Great strides have been made in the last 5 years. I hope it continues! Good luck prattgrad!