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Old 08-18-2007, 04:24 AM
 
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I've been considering moving a little further from the city and Newburgh is a great location but much of the place looks too run-down to be safe. What reasons are there that continually keep this place from living up to it's potential? It's in such a great place - on the river, near enough to jobs and shopping either in the city or nearby, all the outdoor activities of the Hudson Valley and all the cultural, educational and social activities of the entire region are a short drive away.
Anyone care to offer a valid assessment?
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Old 08-19-2007, 01:45 AM
 
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I have never disliked a city more so than Newburgh. Being that it is so close to the city there are similar NYC-trends but not so similar incomes. This creates a very materalistic and "fake" community. NYC wannabes.

Those who are not middleclass or higher live in run down areas-dangerous and drug infested. I am not so certain why the city remains so dangerous, but it does. I imagin the school district could be one explanation. But if you ever drive through the city it is really sad to see where some of the familes are forced to live. There is a difference between the city of Newburgh and town of course. All in all, a very dirty place. Certainly not a place to raise a family. If you want out of NYC, I would move to Rockland County or head up to the Capitol Region. You cant beat Saratoga Springs-my first choice.
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Old 08-19-2007, 09:48 AM
 
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Newburgh is depressing and unsafe. Don't go there.
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Old 08-19-2007, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Capital Region - NY
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Corrupt PD, the crime will never be dealt with until the PD gets a complete overhaul. Newburgh is a hole, which is a shame because being right on the river, having a wide Main St, mountain views, close to NYC you would think it would be a no brainer. Unfortunately it is what it is.
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Old 08-19-2007, 02:11 PM
 
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I've been considering moving a little further from the city and Newburgh is a great location but much of the place looks too run-down to be safe. What reasons are there that continually keep this place from living up to it's potential? It's in such a great place - on the river, near enough to jobs and shopping either in the city or nearby, all the outdoor activities of the Hudson Valley and all the cultural, educational and social activities of the entire region are a short drive away.
Anyone care to offer a valid assessment?
This is Ralph A. Applegate, Who's Who In America, 2005, I have no idea at this moment even where Newburgh is, but I will find it ? Is it east or west of Columbia County/
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Old 08-19-2007, 02:52 PM
 
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Newburgh is in northeast Orange county.
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Old 08-19-2007, 04:25 PM
 
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No one cares about Newburgh. It will always have it's problems.

Newburgh is one of the most frequently visited locations by Brooklynites and Bronxites. Why? Drug running.

I feel as though Newburgh, NY is nothing more then a bad neighborhood.
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Old 08-19-2007, 05:29 PM
 
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Thanks to all who voiced an opinion or comment. I was hoping that some pioneering souls were living in the city of Newburgh with the dream of revitalization and new life. The city of Hudson has seen a great turn-around over the past years. Never-know... anything is possible.
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Old 08-19-2007, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Warwick, NY
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Newburgh's government has never wanted change. It's run by Democrats who take orders from Albany to keep the city Democrat in what's a largely Republican county. Corruption has been the norm in Newburgh for a very long time and efforts at revitalizing Newburgh have been made time and again since the 60s only to be shut down by the political machine of the city or the state.
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:12 PM
 
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there are several reasons why newburgh looks the way it does - it is just a bit too far to be a comfortable commute to the city and jobs are relatively scarce- but the more pressing reason is the lack of pride and caring people take in where they live - my grandparents were old newburghs - 1880s and my grandmother lived there until she died in 1967- they were first generation Irish and had no money - but they had pride - and kept their property clean and picked up - newburgh will not turn around until those homes are razed - and the miscreants are forced to move- and it IS sad - because as you noted it is the most beautiful part of the Hudson and very rich in history
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