04/26/19 11:30am

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 CV

Fullerton Center Roundtable [OCP]
Find A Place You Love That Needs You [ST]
Where Gentrification Is an Emergency, and Where It’s Not [CL]
Newburgh test results confirm PFOA, PFOS found in foam [THR]
Newburgh gets $200,000 “SNUG” anti-gun violence state grant [MHN]
City of Newburgh Council Approves Municipal ID Card Program [OCP]
Newburgh welcomes state funding for training future trade work [MHN]

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04/26/19 7:30am
Image via Field Trip

Downtown Newburgh businesses invite you to welcome Spring in the city, April 27th! Bring out the family and support small businesses with city-wide events for people of all ages. Below is a list of events:

-Rededication of Washington’s HQ Tower of Victory, 84 Liberty Street, 12:00-4:00pm
-Urban Farming Fair, 80 Broadway, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
-Safe Harbors Clean Up Day, 107 Broadway, 8:00 am-12:00 pm
-The Newburgh Pottery Kids Workshop, 102 South William Street, 11am-12:30pm, $35.00 per child
-Kid’s Pilates, Paint and Sip at APG Pilates, 87 Liberty Street, 6:00pm -8:30pm $30.00 per child
-B.L.U Plus Size Fashion Show at Atlas, 11 Spring Street, 5:00pm-9:00pm
-“Raconte moi une histoire” French story time at the Library, 124 Grand Street, 2:45pm – 3:45pm
-Palate Wine Tasting, 115 Liberty Street, 12:00 – 8:00 pm
-Repair Cafe at Grit Works, 115 Broadway, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
-Julie Tremblay exhibit at Ann Street Gallery, 104 Ann Street, 11:00am – 8:00pm
-Book signing at Newburgh Art Supply, “Picturing America: Thomas Cole and The Birth of American Art” 5 Grand Street, 1:00pm-3:00pm
-Newburgh Open Studios 2018 Group Photo & Video Unveiling, 105 Ann Street, 6:00pm-8:00pm
-Newburgh Mercantile Sample Tasting, 75 Broadway, 1:00pm-3:00 pm
-Hudson Valley House Parts Wine & Cheese, 159 Broadway, 1:00pm-4:00pm
-The Empanada Master food truck at Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty Street
-Reggae Boy Jamaican food vendor at Safe Harbors park corner of Broadway & Liberty
-Family Dogs hot dog cart at Urban Farming Fair, 80 Broadway
-Bert’s Fried Fish food truck on Liberty Street
-Sidewalk Sale at Cream and Cream Vintage, 101 and 118A Liberty Street
-Photography Showcase at Cream, 101 Liberty Street, 8:00-10:00pm
-Brown Girls Do Tea at Nail Wig Toppings Bar 89 Broadway, Must RSVP 845-590-3944, 12-1:30pm 7-10 y/o, 3-4:30pm 11-12 y/o. Free event

04/25/19 7:35am

This picture was taken back in 2013, when any hope of rehabilitation seemed far away and almost impossible. It was a mansion that had seen better days, that would have surely fallen victim to the decay and neglect that so many other surrounding homes had succumbed to.

I don’t remember the exact year I took this photo, but it was already when RUPCO had taken over and began rehabilitation work. So much more to go, but so many huge improvements could be seen already.

Fast forward to 2019 and the project has complete for some time now. It’s a before and after that is a favorite by many. It now is a multifamily property managed by RUPCO.

04/23/19 7:35am

Next Wednesday, April 24th at noon a new tree will be planted in front of the Newburgh Flour Shop Bakery. This is in collaboration with the Conservation Advisory Council, DPW, and Liberty Street business owners.

A nice Kwanzan Cherry Tree from Orange Nursery has been selected by CAC. In an effort to fill in some of the empty tree pits in our burgeoning business corridor we are trying to add urban plantings that are vital for complete streets and neighborhoods. In the fall, the tree that came down during the tornado last year will be grinded down and a new one will be planted in its place.

We would welcome your attendance. Make sure to take a stop by during the April 27th Spring into Newburgh Last Saturday event!

Photo by Newburgh photographer Cher Vick.

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04/18/19 7:30am

Sitting at the corner of 9W and Balmville Road sits the ruins of the Balmville School in the Town of Newburgh, erected in 1897. In 2007 a news article it was announced that the building would be demolished. That obviously hasn’t happened and there is a Facebook group dedicated to saving the building. There is no recent news of any demolition or rehabilitation efforts. It would be a terrible shame to see it torn down. If you wish to learn more about the history of the old Balmville School, click here and skip to chapter 8.

https://www.facebook.com/Old-Balmville-School1897-530550900666457/