BUILDING ON TRUST • Empowering Marginalized Individuals to Become Catalysts of Change_Group 1

Building_On_TrustCezar Nicolescu. Daniel Laimer. Yuxiang Jiang . Noella Aoun Building_On_TrustOur proposal deals with interrupting the cycle between urban fabric deterioration and criminal recidivism in Newburgh, a city housing a disproportionately large parolee community. Parolees are concentrated in Newburgh due the city’s low rents and social services, and they are trapped by the economic and infrastructural […]

Mid Hudson Times features Columbia Urban Design students’ site installations

From the article: “What would you like to see happen in the city?” asked Columbia graduate student Andrew Hite of passers-by as he stood outside of Martha café on Liberty Street. Hite invited locals to write their thoughts down on index cards attached to a colorful message board perched on the sidewalk. “What is this?” a […]

Machinist lab grads excited about future A year ago, Humberto Romero-Gonzalez was working in retail sales and fretting the looming onslaught of another Black Friday. On Wednesday, the 23-year-old City of Newburgh resident was emotional as he spoke of learning a new skill as a machinist and preparing to start a job with LSI Industries, the New Windsor-based manufacturer of […]

Additive Enterprise_Group 4

ADDITIVE ENTERPRISE This project seeks to envision the city of Newburgh to re-emerge as an ‘Innovative city of Additive Enterprise’ by the year 2030 within the Hudson region. ¬ Our strategy is to redefine Newburgh as the ‘Innovating city’ within the region, facilitating knowledge and resource exchange towards entrepreneurial success. Through the retention of a […]

New York stuns air cargo industry by proposing to shift JFK’s cargo operations 60 miles north Move to Stewart International would free up space for JFK modernization; forwarding industry believes plan will “fall on its face.” If New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has his way, the air cargo apparatus in and around Kennedy International Airport will pull up stakes and relocate to a new regional distribution hub at Stewart International […]

Meet a Newburgher: Ozioma Egwuonwu Meet Ozioma Egwuonwu, an extremely accomplished young woman at the forefront of Newburgh’s revitalization. She has given a Tedx Talk, spoken at the UN and even created her own holiday, World Dream Day. You might have seen her dream board on the corner of Broadway and Liberty or heard of her participation in the […]

Newburgh Restoration blog: Columbia University Site Visit “What a day is was in Newburgh on Saturday! Forty nine students and faculty from Columbia University disbursed throughout 12 sites in the city. I personally could not make it, but I wish I did! The students paid attention to ideas and areas that are dire need of help in the city; everything from the empty […]

Stewart Airport eyed as regional cargo center to NYC Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled his plan to modernize airports in the metropolitan area including Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, N.Y. Vice President Joe Biden was with the governor for the announcement in New York City on Monday. Cuomo’s plan for Stewart includes establishing a regional cargo distribution hub by growing its current cargo […]

Gay Lee Supports Grand View Casino Project After months of deliberation, I have decided that the Grand Hudson, with its commitment to community empowerment and educational and vocational training, offers the best opportunities for residents in the City of Newburgh. It is no secret that Newburgh is a struggling city: our poverty rate is approaching 30% and our crime rate is […]