Topic Tag: Newburgh
Housing + gardens in Newburgh
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.
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.
Pics from Illuminated festival, 2016
Just wanted to share some photos I got of the 2016 Illuminated Festival from the roof of the Karples Manuscript Museum, as well as pics of the surrounding neighborhood from every other conceivable angle!
The story: On the day of the festival, Karples was doing (mostly) unadvertised tours of their current residence, the old Newburgh Savings Bank building. these were of the usually off limits upstairs and basement rooms, not the fabulous main lobby, which is open to the public. There were tours posted for 3:15 and 4:00pm, on a teeny, tiny flier on the side of the building. I didn’t even notice these, and only came to find out about the tour by off chance while I was poking around the intricate elevator doors on my way out of the building. A guide caught me and informed me of the tours.
My girlfriend and I were the only two on the 4:00 tour. We were shown the upstairs rooms, mostly in disrepair, but basically untouched since the bank closed in the 1980s. We were shown a room where the FBI used to meet during the race riots of the 1970s (a board room), bank vaults, and various other banking departments. Not much furniture left, but all of the original granite, and intricate wood trim and plaster work remained intact. Unfortunately, I didn’t think to take pictures of the inside of the building.
Finally, we were taken up to the roof to conclude the tour! We got allot of time to take pictures since there were only two of us, plus the guide. The guide was very enthusiastic about showing us the view.
I knew it was possibly a once in a lifetime opportunity, so I took as many shots of the view as I could.
Hope you enjoy!
Can anyone recommend a good, small-business friendly CPA/ tax advisor in the region?
Community survey: Designing a new REHEARSAL & ARTS space in downtown Newburgh!
Hello musicians, actors, artists, and community makers!
We are in the final stages of designing a new REHEARSAL STUDIO & WORK SPACE that will be located within one block of the Broadway & Liberty St intersection in downtown Newburgh, NY.
We want this space to work for LOCAL players and artists, so we’re reaching out to YOU to help us design the best quality and most usable space that we can.
We want to make a space that is both functional and inviting, and we hope that the rehearsal space can become a place where musicians, actors, and artists can gather to rehearse, as well as put on house shows and events.
HERE is a link to a survey that will ask you some questions about what properties and services you’d like in a rehearsal space. It has 3 questions and should take less than 5 minutes to complete. Alternatively, you can leave us comments below, or contact us directly.
We really appreciate feedback and community input into this project.
If you’re interested in learning more about this project in person, let’s meet up!
Contact Sarah & Aaron at 304.871.0022 or firstname.lastname@example.org
New Newburgh baseball team starting in 2015
First I want to say that I read your blog regularly and enjoy your work. It’s nice to see somebody who cares about the welfare of Newburgh, and take the time to inform people about new and upcoming businesses / housing opportunities in the area. I live about 10 miles from the city and regularly volunteer for habitat, and patronize Newburgh businesses, so any time investment in the city is a plus in my book!
The reason that I’m posting is to bring to your attention that Newburgh is supposed to be getting a professional baseball team for 2015, playing in Delano Hitch stadium. The team is called the Newburgh Newts (not sure who picked that… but there are worse names out there, I suppose 😉 ). Newburgh hasn’t had a prefessional team since the ’97 Nighthawks, so this seems like a pretty exciting development. Here are some links I found with more information:
Judging by the dates on some of these sources, this has been in the works for awhile, but I only heard about it a few days ago through an acquaintance. A little sad that it’s getting almost no press. It may be good material for a piece.
Newburgh has so many delicious restaurants. I suggest that we do a first ever Newburgh Community day. It should start with a 5K and at the finish line have all the local restaurants or vendors selling their products like a huge block party.
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