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Inside NY’s Other City on the Hudson

Meet Kevin, an ambassador of his native Newburgh. Step inside his Newburgh, New York state of mind. —

The best resources for learning about Newburgh

Mid-Hudson News (website), Newburgh Restoration Blog, Mid-Hudson Times (newspaper), Chronogram (magazine), New York Times (newspaper and website), NY1 (TV), YNN (TV).
Kevin at WashHQ for wp Kevin.

Your go-to locale for...

  • Coffee: Haven (in Middle Hope): Columbian coffee.
  • A sandwichHomespun Foods (in Beacon): Turkey panini.
  • A night out with friends: Newburgh Brewery (in Newburgh): Creme Ale.
  • Date nightAndiamo (in Newburgh): Salmon.
  • A glass of wine or cocktailCena 2000 (in Newburgh): Gin & Tonic.
  • DessertLakeview House (in Newburgh): Peanut-Butter Pie.

The hotel you always book or recommend to friends, and why:

Goldsmith-Denniston House (B&B): It is an historic home on the finest street in Newburgh with the best host, Nancy Billman.

The ONE thing visitors must see or do, and why:

WashHQGate for wp Washington's Headquarters during the American Revolutionary War.
Washington's Headquarters: It's where George Washington secured the peace after the [American] Revolution, preserved the idea of a republic and awarded the first "Purple Heart."  It also has spectacular views of the Hudson.

Your favorite hidden (or not so anymore) gem, and why: 

Downing Film Center for wp The Downing Film Center.
The Downing Film Center: The best place to see an indie, foreign or classic film in the Hudson Valley; it has a cozy screening room and the best concessions; it's also a not-for-profit theater with a compelling mission to bring quality films to the Mid-Hudson community.

Number of hours or days required in town for the "full" experience:

Two Days (One Night).

The town is great for what type of visitor: 

  • CURATE (the artsy intelligentsia)
  • INNOVATE (the tinkerers and life-long students)
  • Other: Those who love historic architecture and spectacular scenery

The town is best explored by: 


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