By: Ashley Thomaz

A brick, desolate road has now become a lively place of dining and shopping. Downtown Liberty Street in Newburgh not only draws in locals, but also people from New York City that have been relocating to Newburgh to enjoy upcoming eateries and shops. 

Liberty Street Bistro: 97-99 Liberty Street (845) 562-3900

Opened in 2016, the bistro offers American cuisine influenced by French cooking techniques. In 2019, they expanded their space and opened a bar and lounge next door to the restaurant. Enjoy indoor and outdoor eating or take out. 

The Wherehouse: 119 Liberty Street (845) 561-7240

With a 1960s theme, the bar/restaurant offers classic bar grub along with vegan friendly options. Newburgh native, Marlene Urquia, says the vinyl records plastered on the ceiling are one of the many things to enjoy about the restaurant. 

Cream Boutique: 101 Liberty Street (845) 245-4331

Keep up on the latest fashion trends at Cream. Offering women’s apparel and accessories along with an exclusive selection of vintage items. Shop in store or online. 

Oliver & Chatfield: 42 Liberty Street (845) 237-4860

Originally located in Cornwall and women owned, this storefront has a range of sustainable home and living items. Shoppers can also find unique accessories, bath and body care and stationery products. 

Newburgh Flour Shop: 109 Liberty Street (845) 568-3400

A family-owned bakery that specializes in artisan breads, baked goods, pastries and wedding cakes. Online ordering is available, along with advanced ordering (if you want to plan your breakfast for tomorrow). 

2 Alices: 117 Broadway (845) 563-7124

With two locations (Newburgh and Cornwall), this coffee lounge not only has coffee and espresso drinks, but also soup, bagels and pastries. While inside, enjoy local artwork and photographs hung in the space.