NEWBURGH NOW

FEATURES AND TRENDS

  Today, Newburgh's inherent features—such as its compact, walkable scale—combined with demographic trends in the region are making  it a city poised to reinvent itself.

ASSETS

 

  • It's within an hour’s drive from the George Washington Bridge

  • At only 4.8 square miles, it is a very walkable city; you can walk across town in less than half an hour

  • It's just a 5 minute bicycle ride out to the country

  • It has a long Hudson River waterfront with beautiful river views

  • It's near the intersection of Interstates 84 and 87

  • It has the 2nd largest historic district in the state.

 

HISTORIC DESTINATIONS AND MUSEUMS GALLERY:

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Montgomery Street Station
Washington's Headquarters
Montgomery Street
The Newburgh Armory
Karpeles Museum
Quality Row
Dutch Reformed Church

AMENITIES

 

  • St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital is in the heart of town

  • The Stewart Air Force Base has been converted into an international commercial flight hub just a short 10 minutes away, to complement the other 3 NYC metropolitain airports: LaGuardia, Newark and Kennedy

  • Two quality colleges are located in the heart of the downtown area
    1) Mount Saint Mary’s
    2) Orange State Community College

  • The Armory provides local youth with venues for sporting activities

 

GALLERY:

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Newburgh Armory
Mount Saint Mary's College
Orange Community College
Newburgh Armory
St Luke's Cornwall Hospital
Stewart International Airport

  HISTORIC MANSIONS & ROW HOUSES

 

  • Many homes that are renowned nationally for their architectural significance are located here. Several of these buildings are distressed, qualifying for state and federal subsidies for restoring historic homes.

GALLERY

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Warren House
Newburgh Mansion
Newburgh Mansion
Newburgh Mansion
Newburgh Mansion
Newburgh Victorian mansion
The Fullerton Mansion
Newburgh Mansion
Newburgh free-standing home
Newburgh free-standing home
Newburgh home
Newburgh Row houses
Newburgh row houses
Newburgh Row houses
Newburgh row houses
Newburgh row houses
Newburgh row house
Newburgh row houses
Newburgh row house
Newburgh row house
Newburgh row house

ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT,

RESTAURANTS, ACTIVITIES

 

  • Several art galleries, and studios to support them, have been putting down roots

  • DIA Arts Center is across the river in Beacon

  • Storm King Arts Center is a few short minutes to the south

  • The Ritz Theatre—where Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz made their debut, and the site of one of Frank Sinatra's earliest performances, when he was still an unknown, backed by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra—is again providing live concerts end other performing events

  • The Downing Film Center shows a variety of independent & foreign films

  • There are marinas for boating and fishing

  • Many hiking and bicycling trails are found in the area

  • There are many great restaurants to satisfy a variety of culinary tastes; new restaurants continue to pop up along Liberty Street, Broadway and the waterfront

GALLERY

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Storm King Mountain Marker
Storm King
Storm King
Storm King
DIA - Beacon
DIA - Beacon
DIA - Beacon
Anne Street Gallery
Downing Film Center
The Ritz
Newburgh - The Ritz Gallery Wall
Cafe Macchiato
North Plank Tavern
North Plank Tavern
Newburgh Brewery
Palate
Palate
Cafe Macchiato
The Wherehouse
The Wherehouse
The Wherehouse
The Wherehouse
The Wellness House
Landmark Collectibles
Landmark Collectibles
Liberty Street Storefront
Confectionary Comforts
Liberty Street storefront

DOWNING PARK

 

  • Downing Park is the largest of several public parks inside the city.

  • The park was designed in the late 19th century by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, who are most famous for their designs of Central and Prospect Park

  • Olmsted and Vaux gave the design to the city on the condition it would be named after their mentor, Andrew Jackson Downing, who was born in Newburgh and who had died in a steamboat accident on the Hudson River in 1852

GALLERY:

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Downing Park Entrance
Downing Park
Downing Park
Downing Park
Downing Park
Downing Park
Downing Park
Downing Park

THE FUTURE

 

New leadership is creating a new trajectory for Newburgh with:

  • A growing and committed arts community

  • New local political leadership that is making real progress on ridding the city of crime and corruption

  • A renewed focus on safety, transportation, and beautification

  • New state policies that will attract entrepreneurship and build on the city's history as an innovator

Dwellstead believes that Newburgh—with the spirit and commitment of community members, both current and newly arriving, is on its way to  becoming the thriving city it once was a half a century ago.