Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Lifting a Small Town Through a Land Bank Arts Program

Renewal schemes, brought on by familiar scourges of 20th-century urban lifedeindustrialization, racial discord, and a sprawling push away from downtowngashed a thousand tears in the fabric of Newburgh, New York.

This small, dense city of approximately 28,000—roughly 65 miles north of New York City—hugs the Hudson River against a backdrop of urban renewal scars and architectural might. Its eclectic collection of late 19thcentury styles stand sentry, many rotting and atop crumbling streets.