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(NBC New York)   NY judge calls Newburgh "the most pathetic place in the state of New York". Newburghers arise momentarily as if in outrage, then realize they'll be caught in a gang crossfire if they do that   (nbcnewyork.com) divider line 96
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2013-04-27 08:32:20 AM
Having been to Troy, NY and Newburgh, NY - I strongly disagree.

Troy is worse
 
2013-04-27 09:01:21 AM
I work there and know it very well.  It has the highest violent crime rate in the state.  It's also a dumping ground for all of the County's problems.  Therefore, it's really not fair to label it based on problems that were foisted upon it.

Welcome to Newburgh, Murder Capital of New York
 
2013-04-27 09:11:55 AM
Newburgh is a shiathole.

} lived in Beacon
 
2013-04-27 09:29:49 AM

Sir Cumference the Flatulent: Newburgh is a shiathole.

} lived in Beacon


Had a college roommate from Beacon. He used to tell me about Newburgh being a shiathole.
 
2013-04-27 11:12:08 AM

HighlanderRPI: Having been to Troy, NY and Newburgh, NY - I strongly disagree.

Troy is worse


Having both attended RPI and dated two girls from Newburgh...Troy is more gray and depressing but RPI is top-drawer if you're a certain type of hyperintelligent single-minded geek who doesn't mind not getting laid for four years. Newburgh is far nastier. It's Detroit^Camden. And unlike formerly hideous Newark, there's no Cory Booker on the horizon in Newburgh. In Newburgh, there are Democratic candidates for office who actually think it's a good thing if they get the Cynthia McKinney endorsement.
 
2013-04-27 12:23:00 PM
Newburgh-Beacon is nice to drive over the river and through.

/would stop at Fishkill beforehand for lunch
 
2013-04-27 12:24:32 PM

TheHighlandHowler: I work there and know it very well.  It has the highest violent crime rate in the state.  It's also a dumping ground for all of the County's problems.  Therefore, it's really not fair to label it based on problems that were foisted upon it.

Welcome to Newburgh, Murder Capital of New York


With the State Pen by the road near I-84. Convenient.
 
2013-04-27 12:25:07 PM
Bullshiat. A Manhattan judge has some nerve saying that when Staten Island is right there next to Manhattan. And furthermore, though I've never been to Newburgh, I have been to Rochester as well as Genneseo, Dansville and Corning NY. I bet those places could give Newburgh a challenge as the worst place in NY State.
 
2013-04-27 12:28:22 PM

OtherLittleGuy: Newburgh-Beacon is nice to drive over the river and through.

/would stop at Fishkill beforehand for lunch


I always liked driving down 9D to Cold Spring.
 
2013-04-27 12:29:12 PM
That shrimp.
 
2013-04-27 12:33:14 PM

HighlanderRPI: Having been to Troy, NY and Newburgh, NY - I strongly disagree.

Troy is worse


Psh Troy is nothing compared to Schenectady.
 
2013-04-27 12:35:37 PM
Albany, for all the nasty government stuff that goes on there.
 
2013-04-27 12:37:46 PM

skinink: Bullshiat. A Manhattan judge has some nerve saying that when Staten Island is right there next to Manhattan. And furthermore, though I've never been to Newburgh, I have been to Rochester as well as Genneseo, Dansville and Corning NY. I bet those places could give Newburgh a challenge as the worst place in NY State.


Go to Newburgh. Because not even close.
 
2013-04-27 12:38:32 PM
Alex,I'll take Newark..
 
2013-04-27 12:39:18 PM
Newburgh is an important waypoint for me to set my GPS to so that I can go 84 to 87 to bypass 95 through NYC when heading south. That's the extent of my knowledge of Newburgh. It has a permanent place in my GPS saved locations.
 
2013-04-27 12:40:45 PM
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2013-04-27 12:41:50 PM
The place is so dangerous that some people live in castles!
 
2013-04-27 12:41:53 PM

Cuchulane: Newburgh is an important waypoint for me to set my GPS to so that I can go 84 to 87 to bypass 95 through NYC when heading south. That's the extent of my knowledge of Newburgh. It has a permanent place in my GPS saved locations.


That's the Town of Newburgh - the City of Newburgh is the shiathole right next door
 
2013-04-27 12:44:38 PM
Newburgh ain't got nothin' on Camden.

/From Jersey
 
2013-04-27 12:44:49 PM
Yeah, yeah, Bannerman's Castle is further downstream.  Do not care.
 
2013-04-27 12:49:27 PM
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2013-04-27 12:49:35 PM

HighlanderRPI: Having been to Troy, NY and Newburgh, NY - I strongly disagree.

Troy is worse


No way. Troy is way nicer than Newburgh. That's not saying much, but c'mon. Even Schenectady is better than Kingston, and Kingston is better than Newburgh.

//Grew up in Kingston. The biggest celebration the town has is when we re-enact the time the British burned it down.
 
2013-04-27 12:51:02 PM

RexTalionis: Newburgh ain't got nothin' on Camden.

/From Jersey


Camden is just terrifying and is actively getting worse. I'm out there for work once a month.
 
2013-04-27 12:53:17 PM
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2013-04-27 12:54:07 PM

HighlanderRPI: Cuchulane: Newburgh is an important waypoint for me to set my GPS to so that I can go 84 to 87 to bypass 95 through NYC when heading south. That's the extent of my knowledge of Newburgh. It has a permanent place in my GPS saved locations.

That's the Town of Newburgh - the City of Newburgh is the shiathole right next door


There's a town of Newburgh next to a City of Newburgh?
 
2013-04-27 12:56:06 PM
He isn't lying. You wouldn't expect towns nestled on the banks of the scenic Hudson river to be worse than Harlem in the 70s, but here we are.
 
2013-04-27 01:00:22 PM

Sir Cumference the Flatulent: OtherLittleGuy: Newburgh-Beacon is nice to drive over the river and through.

/would stop at Fishkill beforehand for lunch

I always liked driving down 9D to Cold Spring.


Cold Spring is a fantastic little place. Head north from there and pass Bannerman Castle and make your way up 9/9D to the hudson valley rail trail bridge, stop at the CIA for lunch, and visit the FDR and Vanderbilt houses. Makes for a nice long spring sunday
 
2013-04-27 01:02:30 PM
 Newburgh-Beacon: the only toll on I-84 in New York...and only if you're headed eastbound.

/Driven through the area many times
//Mostly to head up to Massachusetts
 
2013-04-27 01:04:00 PM
Bloomburgh?
 
2013-04-27 01:06:52 PM
I think  their Town Motto is: "Hey, at least we're not Hoboken!"
 
2013-04-27 01:08:05 PM

Cuchulane: Newburgh is an important waypoint for me to set my GPS to so that I can go 84 to 87 to bypass 95 through NYC when heading south. That's the extent of my knowledge of Newburgh. It has a permanent place in my GPS saved locations.


Why do you drive so fast?
 
2013-04-27 01:11:00 PM

Cuchulane: HighlanderRPI: Cuchulane: Newburgh is an important waypoint for me to set my GPS to so that I can go 84 to 87 to bypass 95 through NYC when heading south. That's the extent of my knowledge of Newburgh. It has a permanent place in my GPS saved locations.

That's the Town of Newburgh - the City of Newburgh is the shiathole right next door

There's a town of Newburgh next to a City of Newburgh?


Now you know the reason why postal workers snap.
 
2013-04-27 01:12:20 PM
Driving from Vermont to Pensyltucky, I hop on the thruway and takr my ticket in Albany, drive to newburgh to get on 84, pay my price, exit, to 84, and ther's a farking stop sign.
From 87v to 84 a farking stop sign.

shiathole is a nice way of describing it.
They have a shiatty srtipclub, a shiatty knife store, and some shiatty places to eat.
 
2013-04-27 01:12:36 PM

MacDole: HighlanderRPI: Having been to Troy, NY and Newburgh, NY - I strongly disagree.

Troy is worse

Psh Troy is nothing compared to Schenectady.


Grew up in Rotterdam (parents still live there), lived in Troy for two years. When my dad told a co-worker where in Troy my apartment was she asked him WTF he was doing letting me live there (9th st). Troy is generally a shiathole.
 
2013-04-27 01:20:16 PM

Amos Quito: Bloomburgh?


Otisburg.
 
2013-04-27 01:24:56 PM

namegoeshere: skinink: Bullshiat. A Manhattan judge has some nerve saying that when Staten Island is right there next to Manhattan. And furthermore, though I've never been to Newburgh, I have been to Rochester as well as Genneseo, Dansville and Corning NY. I bet those places could give Newburgh a challenge as the worst place in NY State.

Go to Newburgh. Because not even close.


I haven't been to Newburgh (and only to Troy a couple of times), but Fark off, skinink. Dansville is the only one of those that's kind of 'meh'. Geneseo is a solid college town, Corning is surprisingly nice for the region, especially since the glass company is doing well, and Rochester can be pretty awesome as long as you avoid certain neighborhoods.
 
2013-04-27 01:48:54 PM

Cuchulane: There's a town of Newburgh next to a City of Newburgh?


That area has a lot of that. The Town of Kingston is next to the City of Kingston (and shares a zip-code). Ulster County contains within it a Town of Ulster.
 
2013-04-27 01:52:02 PM
City of Newburgh reporting. two weeks ago i watched my friend get shot twice in broad daylight, resulting in him losing a kidney. they didn't even bother to mention it in the paper.
 
2013-04-27 01:52:05 PM
Curtis Sliwa calls Newburgh "Camden on the Hudson."
 
2013-04-27 02:15:02 PM
Binghamton appreciates the distraction, Newburgh. Seriously, keep up the good work.
 
2013-04-27 02:16:45 PM

Sir Cumference the Flatulent: Newburgh is a shiathole.

} lived in Beacon


Tragically, I did too....
 
2013-04-27 02:21:52 PM
I'm pretty sure Brooklyn, Bronx and Nassau can also make a running for most pathetic in the State
 
2013-04-27 02:22:52 PM
If you don't mind gusts of lead, Newburgh has some nice mansions begging for renovation near the river. I had a client who placed their office right in downtown Newburgh. There always seemed to be a new bullet hole in one of the windows whenever I ventured up there.
 
2013-04-27 02:28:48 PM

Cuchulane: There's a town of Newburgh next to a City of Newburgh?


As I understand it, counties, for the most part, have their own legislatures, then are subdivided into towns, which are subdivided into villages, and services are shared between the towns and villages, with the villages organized under a statewide law that establishes a uniform charter for all of them. In a few cases, smaller places are also designated as hamlets, which I believe receive most of their services from the town, but also have some autonomy. Separately from that, some towns, by request, can designate themselves as cities, consolidate the villages and hamlets into one entity, and receive their own unique charter to provide almost all of their own services. Often, part of the original town was left out (typically a more rural area), meaning that the City is either neighbored by a Town of the same name or, in at least one case, completely surrounded by it.

To outsiders, it may seem like the state is crushed under the weight of a medieval bureaucracy, but it's a system that has really worked well since William the Conqueror first imposed it on us.

/ Just got no-fault divorce like, last year or something.
 
2013-04-27 02:30:31 PM

Teetotaler: I'm pretty sure Brooklyn, Bronx and Nassau can also make a running for most pathetic in the State


Not even close. Newburgh was one of the few places on earth where I was afraid to go in the daytime. I never had that feeling in all my years in the Bronx. Newburgh is totally Detroit on the Hudson.
 
2013-04-27 02:32:22 PM

special20: Cuchulane: Newburgh is an important waypoint for me to set my GPS to so that I can go 84 to 87 to bypass 95 through NYC when heading south. That's the extent of my knowledge of Newburgh. It has a permanent place in my GPS saved locations.

Why do you drive so fast?


I can't drive 55.
 
2013-04-27 02:37:29 PM

Teetotaler: I'm pretty sure Brooklyn, Bronx and Nassau can also make a running for most pathetic in the State


When, 30 years ago? All three are in the middle of gentrification.

/Although poor hipsters are pretty pathetic.
 
2013-04-27 02:46:39 PM

freewill: Cuchulane: There's a town of Newburgh next to a City of Newburgh?

As I understand it, counties, for the most part, have their own legislatures, then are subdivided into towns, which are subdivided into villages, and services are shared between the towns and villages, with the villages organized under a statewide law that establishes a uniform charter for all of them. In a few cases, smaller places are also designated as hamlets, which I believe receive most of their services from the town, but also have some autonomy. Separately from that, some towns, by request, can designate themselves as cities, consolidate the villages and hamlets into one entity, and receive their own unique charter to provide almost all of their own services. Often, part of the original town was left out (typically a more rural area), meaning that the City is either neighbored by a Town of the same name or, in at least one case, completely surrounded by it.

To outsiders, it may seem like the state is crushed under the weight of a medieval bureaucracy, but it's a system that has really worked well since William the Conqueror first imposed it on us.

/ Just got no-fault divorce like, last year or something.


As I was reading that excellent summation, I could only think of one of my favorite Monty Python bits...


The Background to History
 
2013-04-27 02:47:41 PM

LemSkroob: He isn't lying. You wouldn't expect towns nestled on the banks of the scenic Hudson river to be worse than Harlem in the 70s, but here we are.


So is that what nyc did with all its problems?
move em out of the city and into the smaller towns and citys in the state?
 
2013-04-27 02:51:44 PM

teenage mutant ninja rapist: move em out of the city and into the smaller towns and citys in the state?


Not sure if it was a concerted effort, but yes.  Some Newburghers even refer to it as "The 6th Borough."
 
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