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Jonathan Drapkin & Joe Czajka – My view: Gentrification – A delicate balance

Gentrification. For some, it’s a word that suggests progress. For others, concern.

For decades, the Hudson Valley’s urban areas didn’t get the attention they deserved.

In recent years, with an improving economy, more efforts are focused on revitalization. Mayors who want nothing but the best for residents and businesses keep close tabs on it.

While each of Orange […]

A Course in Small Town Revitalization

Regional planners help small cities reboot

Middletown, New York, and other small cities in the Hudson River Valley are revitalizing with the help of Pattern for Progress — a regional not-for-profit planning group. Pattern-trained stakeholders are spearheading projects that will restore their cities’ deteriorated or underused assets and employ them in innovative ways to attract residents, […]

November 1st, 2016|Categories: Housing, In the News, Urban Issues|

Creative Neighborhood in Newburgh

Leonard Sparks Times Herald-Record

Posted Aug. 23, 2016 at 9:56 PM

CITY OF NEWBURGH – To the south, furniture maker Atlas Industries has turned a dormant warehouse into a new headquarters and studios and workspaces for dozens of artists and craftspeople.

To the east, is Newburgh Brewing Co., Washington’s Headquarters and a strip […]

September 7th, 2016|Categories: Current Issues & Research Agenda, In the News, Urban Issues|

Barbara Bedell: First Community Builders Class Graduates

Pattern for Progress recently graduated its first Community Building Class. Pictured, from left, are Valerie Maginsky, Maria Bruni, Christopher <a href=[…]

Ex-Pittsburgh Mayor Shares Ideas on Poughkeepsie’s Revitalization

By Amanda Purcell /The Poughkeepsie Journal

Tom Murphy, the former Pittsburgh mayor credited with turning the former industrial city’s economic fortunes around, visited with Hudson Valley leaders Tuesday to discuss the hard decisions urban centers like the City of Poughkeepsie face in order to grow their economies in the next 20 to 30 years.

“You’re at a moment […]

Former Pittsburgh Mayor Highlights City’s Turnaround

Mid-Hudson News
POUGHKEEPSIE – If you compare the rebirth of the City of Pittsburgh to the transformation of the City of Middletown, you will see the Orange County city is on the right track. That assessment comes from Middletown Mayor Joseph DeStefano, who is following […]

Maloney, Gibson at Odds at Forum

February 17, 2016

By James Nani / The Times Herald-Record

TOWN OF POUGHKEEPSIE — Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney said Wednesday that […]

February 24th, 2016|Categories: In the News, News|

Pattern for Progress Raising $1M for New Projects

Dec. 12, 2015

By Pauline Liu

NEWBURGH – Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress marked the end of its first half-century […]

December 12th, 2015|Categories: In the News, News|

‘Shark Tank’ Star Donates $10K to City of Poughkeepsie School District

Dec. 11, 2015

Geoffrey Wilson / Poughkeepsie Journal

NEW WINDSOR – On ABC’s “Shark Tank,” entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to investors in hopes of getting funding.

One of those investors, Daymond John, made the process much easier for the Poughkeepsie City School District on Thursday night.

John, an investor on the competition television show, announced a donation of $10,000, in collaboration with Hudson Valley’s Pattern […]

December 11th, 2015|Categories: In the News, News|

New Patterns for Village Growth: Local Officials Eye Quality Efforts aimed at Better Walkability

 The Shawangunk Journal

By Lisa Carroll

ELLENVILLE – A recent seminar entitled “Downtown Turnaround: Restoring the Promise of our Population Centers” has inspired some interesting thoughts for the local area, Ellenville mayor Jeff Kaplan said.

The event — part of a three-year Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress project, the Urban Action Agenda, designed to better develop policies and […]

August 1st, 2015|Categories: In the News|Tags: |