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!
We are looking to purchase two fireplace mantels, preferably white marble but would also consider a wood mantel also.
I’m interested in installing historic Iron window grills/grates on the basement level floor of the home we are renovating and cannot find any indication in the Design Guidelines of the Historic District whether these would be allowed. Obviously, because they would be period pieces, they would not be constructed with safety exit, but if there are two back entrances and windows that would have modern grating with safety exits, would installing the period grates conflict or comply with building and historic codes? Just wondering if anyone has tried this or encountered a problem with front building restoration.
Does anyone know from this forum whether there are any plans in the future for a supermarket to open in Newburgh? Hard to believe that theres not one in town.
The park will open to the public at 4pm with music and food. We will end the night at sunset.
Bernie’s campaign reps will be there signing people up for canvassing this weekend. This is one of the most important reasons to attend!
There are our confirmed speakers for now:
Donna Waterman from Bernie’s campaign
James Cromwell, noted actor and environmentalist
Diana Hird for Congress, running for congress in District 18
Pavlina Tcherneva, professor at Bard studying income inequality
Sandy Oxford, Latina representing the Working Families Party
Jonathan Bix, Executive Director of Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson
Michael Ciaravino, city manager of the City of Newburgh
Torrance Harvey, city councilman for City of Newburgh
Owen Fraser, local teacher and activist
John O’Malley, CWA 1120 representative
Sandra Kissam, longtime local environmental activist
Gabrielle Hill, local fast food restaurant manager
Joe Alvarez, local anti-violence activist with We Are Newburgh
Marlon Ramos, local latino organizer and activist
Sal Montes, latino political leader
Decora will be our DJ and will be playing music interspersed with speakers from 4-6. The rally will go from 6pm until sunset.
We will have food trucks from Nimai’s Bliss Kitchen, Roadies Diner, and Pippy’s Hotdog Truck
Resist AIM Pipeline will have a table with information.
Donate Life of Orange Co will be doing voter registration
We will also be inviting all those affected by gun violence in Newburgh up onto the stage for a memorial service at the end of the night. Local resident Omari Shakur will invite the families up.
The exact location is The People’s Waterfront, 1 Washington Street, Newburgh, NY, 12550. Its a large 7 acre open field next to Gully’s in Newburgh.
For those coming from Beacon, please try to take the ferry across. The last ferry back is at 8:20pm. If you live in Newburgh, please walk if you can. If you are driving, there will be limited parking in the lots down at the waterfront. There is also free parking along Water Street. There is additional parking up the hill in the city and on Broadway.
After the night is over, we hope you will head to Newburgh Brewing Company, Ms. Fairfax, or any of the great restaurants down on the waterfront.
I am looking for a craftsperson who can restore 5 leafy-design cornice features to a building of ours on Lander Street, and recreate two that are missing from the surviving examples that we have.
Hello- We have a 1913 cedar shingle house that is in bad need of scraping and repainting. We are also thinking about cement board (hardieboard) siding because it won’t need repainting for decades (?) forever (?) and it looks good (?). Does anyone have experience with either a great paint job that has lasted at least 10 years or with cement board siding in Newburgh? Thanks!
I’m so excited that my husband and I will be closing on hour future home on Lander Street shortly. It’s a lovely little gem and we are excited about making our new home in Newburgh. Two of the interior doors have a pane of the original etched glass broken out and thankfully one panel from each door remains. Are there craftsmen or glass artisans who can replicate historic etched glass panels that can be recommended?
Noah and Jon here. Happy Spring!
We’ve been up to Newburgh a few times recently, and last week we stumbled over The Foundry condos. Any forum friends living in The Foundry? We’ve seen a few foreclosed units for sale, and thought it might be a great stepping stone into Newburgh from NYC as we search for the perfect permanent home/gut renovation. Are many of the units vacant? Any experience with Foundry residents?
My partner and I are going to be moving to Newburgh in April! We are going to be living in the heights and are trying to establish internet service at our rental home. However, we are not having much luck. We are going to be staying on Liberty St. Washington Heights and the internet companies don’t seem to understand that the street exists. We have to have the internet at home, as my partner works from home. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions or recommendation for a good internet provider.
We are considering having a sewer line inspection done (with a camera) on a house we are hoping to buy. Has anyone had this done in Newburgh? Has anyone regretted not having it done? The house is old and there is a tree between the house and the road so we are afraid of clay pipes and/or root problems leaving us with an expensive sewer lateral replacement. But we haven’t found many people offering this service locally.
I believe the mansion at 333 carpenter has been put up for auction. Does anyone know if it was purchased?
Hi Ive been reading for a while and thinking of purchasing in the area around Washington’s HQ (perhaps the heights).
Ive been trying to get a better sense of the neighborhoods to concentrate my search on. I live in NYC and will be up for a second trip this weekend, but mostly my search has been online.
My understanding is that HQ area (is this SoBro?) would be the best area for someone who values walk-ability. My question is, are there other neighborhoods to consider? It is hard to find a neighborhood map of the city. I know I don’t want to be near South street or near the hospital. MGL seems spotty especially on Liberty street near the college. The heights seems sort of block by block at this point?
Any help from people who know the area better would be appreciated. Thanks!
I fell in love with Newport,I want to move there to live.
I am interested in the issue of employment in the firm on repair and reconstruction of houses.
I have no education construction,but have a great desire to participate in the restoration of the magnificent homes of the city.
Have experience of repairs of his own house.
I will come only at the end of the year, green map, so find out in advance about the possibility to find a job.
Thanks to all!!!
Hey Everyone –
Meandering through Newburgh Restoration and the web this morning, I thought I’d ask our second question regarding a “Shop Small” or “Buy Local” movement. I lived in Portland, Maine for almost 20 years and in 2006, we formed Portland Buy Local (portlandbuylocal.org) in order to support locally owned, independent businesses. Portland has seen a dramatic transformation over the last 20 years – going from a rough-around-the-edges middle class town to an explosive destination filled with amazing restaurants, thriving small businesses and incredible swarms of tourists in the summer. I owned and operated Maine Cocktail Tours (http://mainetoday.com/eat-drink/historic-meets-alcoholic-maine-cocktail-tours/) for two years before moving to NYC. Anyway, I saw the incredible work that Portland Buy Local did for the community, and I’m a strong believer that a coalition of small businesses is part of the key to a successful revival of a city.
Is there currently any Buy Local movement in Newburgh? I’ve seen posts for Small Business Saturday, but I haven’t been able to find any other resources.
If there isn’t any current 501(c)(3) organization in this realm, is there interest from the business owners and entrepreneurs of Newburgh for this type of coalition?