09/10/19 3:25pm

All summer long work has been steadily happening at 96 Broadway. A few weeks ago I was invited to see the interior updates of the adaptive reuse of this historical building that has been dilapidated for years.

Coming to the ground floor is a restaurant called Mama Roux. It will be a Cajun inspired restaurant. This project also acquired the adjacent lot which will be used for outdoor dining. You can follow updates on Instagram.

Above the restaurant are six apartments. As part of some of the incentives received a few are designated as affordable housing. They range from 1-2 bedroom apartments with nice finishes such as central a/c, video intercoms, skylight portholes on the top floor, pocket doors, and great views of lower Broadway.

This corner of Liberty Street and Broadway acts as the gateway to some of Newburgh’s business corridors. It had been dark and vacant for over a decade. To now see the building occupied gives inspiration and hope for what can happen to other long neglected anchor buildings in the community.

09/06/19 7:30am

Take This Opportunity to Relax, Replenish and Take in the Beauty of this 1920’s Craftsman House with sweeping Hudson River and Moutain Views Located in Newburghs Historic District.The art of Horticulture Reveals Itself with Blooming Native Wildflowers, Organic Veggie Gardens in the Front and Mature Trees all Around. This Vision May Create a Luxurious,Nourishing and Grounding Experience while Visiting This 3 Bdrm 2.5 Bath Sanctuary. There Are Many Fine Details to Discover!!!Inclusive of Original Windows, Hardwood floors throughout, Fireplace and a Patio and garden space,fenced yard, Rear Deck with views, Spacious Room w/ Attached Deluxe Private Bathroom on the 2nd Floor Featuring Hudson River views from every window. This home is just blocks from restaurants, Historic Sites, and Worlds Away From Ordinary. The Current Homeowners Rely on Compost in the kitchen, Harvesting Rainwater in the Garden and Mainly Using Common Sense and Living with Care. This is a One of a Kind Beauty!!!

378 Grand Street Newburgh NY
Asking Price: $399,000
Year Built: 1920’s
Size: 1,830 sq ft
Neighborhood: MGL
Taxes:  $8,100 .00
Distance to NYC: 55.7 mi, 1 hr 2 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
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Listing Contact: Stacie R Laskin, 914-213-9290, slaskin@srlresales.com

08/28/19 7:30am
Still from “Timelines” – New York | Katie Couric x SK-II, shot on Liberty Street.

Film crews are a frequent sight in Newburgh, and so – excepting neighbors who lost their parking spots for a day – few may have minded nor even noticed the one scurrying about Liberty and South on March 30th. 

The shoot was one of many that took place in the metro areas of New York, Seoul, Tokyo and Shanghai for a docu-series just released by Katie Couric with the cosmetics giant SK-II. Called Timelines, it explores societal and familial pressures that young women face, through the lens of the mother-daughter relationship.

The urban dance music artist Maluca was selected for the NY episode. Her mom Liz – after living in Manhattan for 54 years – recently moved to Newburgh with her husband Michael to start a new business. So after shooting in Maluca’s apartment, the crew headed up the Hudson River to Liz’s home. 

Katie shares photos of her children with Maluca and Liz.

It took several hours to run cables in, around, up and down the 1865 townhouse, but by 11:00 AM, Katie’s interview of Liz got underway. Was Liz nervous? Maybe? During the early takes, Mollie, the director, was often heard saying “Liz, that was simply terrific! You’re a natural! Could we do it again, and this time please remember to say Maluca instead of Natalie (Maluca’s given name)?  

Liz and Katie flash their million $ smiles.

After shooting B-roll of mom and daughter cooking in the kitchen and of Maluca playing DJ with some of Michael’s vinyl LPs, it was a wrap. Michael and Liz then took Katie on a tour of the work they put into restoring and renovating the home so that it is so energy efficient that it may be Newburgh’s first de-facto-passive-house/net-zero ready home (for more, see Liz and Michael’s business website). They told her about their hopes for Newburgh’s future, and the other wonderful things that many other people are doing in the city. Katie wanted to know more and promised Liz that she would come back to visit her and the city. Liz promised to remind her, and she wants everyone to know that Katie really is a sweetheart!

08/16/19 10:24am

Make this home your own and start with a neutral palette…This creative brick single family home is located in Newburgh’s Historic Heights District. Much of the original detail has been captured throughout this 3/4 Bedroom/Office, 2 full bath beauty. Amenities include stone countertops, stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, new roof, updated windows, new hot water heater, original hardwood floors, subway tiles, backyard and more. This property is located near restaurants, shops, ferry to Beacon Train, I84, NYS Thruway, Newburgh’s Waterfront, Washingtons HQ Park and more!!!

52 Courtney Avenue Newburgh NY
Asking Price: $251,000
Year Built: 1900
Size: 1,640 sq ft
Neighborhood: The Heights
Taxes: $5,850.00
Distance to NYC: 55.7 mi, 1 hr 2 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
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Listing Contact: Stacie R Laskin, 914-213-9290, slaskin@srlresales.com

07/26/19 7:30am

The weekly link roundup is a collection of links related to Newburgh, revitalization, urban planning and anything else that might inspire change or create dialogue. Photo by Brian Wolfe

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