Newburgh, New York

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The flag of Newburgh, New York

Newburgh /ˈnbɜːrɡ/ is a city located in Orange County, New York, United States, 60 miles (97 km) north of New York City, and 90 miles (140 km) south of Albany, on the Hudson River.[1] It is the location of Washington's Headquarters. Interstate 84 goes very close to the city.

There is a long history of racism in Newburgh and the Hudson Valley.[2][3] During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was rioting in Newburgh because the police killed a black person.[4]

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  1. "Transitioning to the New OMB 2013Definitions" (PDF). Federal Housing Finance Agency. p. 25. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  2. Severo, Richard (1974-11-08). "Newburgh Sets Up Curfew As Disturbance Persists (Published 1974)". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-11-09.
  3. Spector, Joseph (2015-03-20). ""Alarming" childhood poverty rates plague upstate NY cities". The Journal News. Retrieved 2020-11-09. Troy and Newburgh had the highest levels of black children living in poverty, with 73 percent in Troy and 65 percent in Newburgh. Crespo said that there is a direct link between poverty and low educational achievements, unemployment rates, increase substance abuse rates and incarceration.
  4. Pulliam, Allyse (2020-03-28). "Photos: Overnight rioting in Newburgh". Times Herald-Record. Retrieved 2020-11-09.

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