By Nicholas Buccalo of SimpleTwig Architecture.llc

With several hundred vacant buildings in Newburgh, NY owned by the city, city officials need to take drastic action to stop the decay and reverse the momentum of flight immediately.

While the excuses of lost jobs, crime and the effects of urban renewal can be reflected upon, the lack of motivated, intelligent/decisive and experienced direction is at the heart of the city’s failures. I too hear the voices of ‘oh I hope someone renovates this majestic structure one day’ and while everyone can share this sentiment it just isn’t enough to affect actual change, for if the city does not drastically modify its approach and attitude, all those structures which hold so much potential will eventually need to be torn down, leaving more ‘urban renewal’ effects dotted throughout the city and thus further contributing to the decline of the city. …

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Award winning #Architect Nicholas Buccalo and Principal of SimpleTwig Architecture.llc based in #NYC. Every nest starts with a simple twig.

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