I agree with Hisper. For those of us born after urban renewal, most have no real sense of what was lost on the waterfront, or many fear that development of the waterfront means exclusion/removal of certain groups. There certainly is a lack of community pride. Some people don’t even know Washington’s HQ is open to the public! Many people feel that historic buildings should just be torn down to start fresh again. A lot of interest is generated when I post these ‘rescue me’ homes. One of the main questions I get is: what kind of grants or tax incentives are available to me through the city? Unfortunately not many.
The platform that Arianna is creating to discuss how everyone can help in Newburgh is a great start. Anyone who can attend should.