Uptown
Washington Avenue open to traffic!

Washington Avenue open to traffic!

Our intrepid photographer – and Kingston’s photographer laureate by appointment of Mayor T.R. Gallo – Phyllis McCabe was at the scene this morning when Washington Avenue, closed for five years due to the sinkhole which will forever live in the city’s collective memory, opened for vehicular traffic.   Here’s Phyllis’ report: At 9:05 a.m., the...
Dispute arises over transwoman’s use of gym locker room

Dispute arises over transwoman’s use of gym locker room

A transgender woman says that she plans to seek legal recourse after she was denied use of the women’s locker room and showers at a local health club. But the owner of MAC Fitness says that he was simply responding to members’ concerns when he asked the woman to use the gym’s unisex bathroom. The...
$1 million for Cioni building?

$1 million for Cioni building?

Kingston City School District Superintendent Paul Padalino has often mentioned the popularity of Uptown’s Cioni Administration Building among prospective buyers. But even though the building isn’t currently on the market, the district recently received a $1 million offer from a boutique hotel developer. The offer came from Grupo Habita, a Mexican-based firm that designs and...
Stockade FC buries Kew Forest 5-1

Stockade FC buries Kew Forest 5-1

More than 300 spectators saw Kingston Stockade FC administer a 5-1 drubbing to Kew Forest in a friendly (exhibition) match at Dietz Stadium on Saturday, April 16. Kew Forest scored the first goal just shy of three minutes into the contest. The rest of the evening’s goals were Stockade FC’s. The home team equalized things...
Meet Stockade FC's Anasta, Creswick

Meet Stockade FC’s Anasta, Creswick

The Kingston Stockade FC’s inaugural roster is brimming with local talent, featuring players who’ve grown up in the area, and played for local high school and college teams. But even some local players have roots much further afield. Matel Anasta, a 22-year-old who has a history of playing nearly everywhere on the soccer pitch except...
Chelsea Clinton in Kingston this Sunday

Chelsea Clinton in Kingston this Sunday

Daughter of current presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former president Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, who had her wedding across the river in Rhinebeck a few years ago, will be in Kingston this Sunday, April 17 for a “get out the vote” event for her mother in advance of the April 19 New York presidential primary. The...
Stockade FC’s home openers set for May 21-22

Stockade FC’s home openers set for May 21-22

Kingston Stockade FC this week announced its inaugural schedule, a 16-date slate that includes eight home matches at Dietz Stadium. Though the club’s season begins on the road, their home opener is effectively a double-header, with games on May 21 and 22. Stockade FC officially opens for business in the Northeast Region of the National...
Roster, schedule soon to firm up for Stockade FC

Roster, schedule soon to firm up for Stockade FC

With the season less than two months away, Kingston Stockade FC is on the verge of finalizing their inaugural roster. The only trouble is, there’s too much talent in the area. “It’s one of those classic great problems to have,” said the team’s CEO Dennis Crowley. “Too many great players to choose from? No coaching...
Prospects impress at first Stockade FC tryout

Prospects impress at first Stockade FC tryout

Stockade FC took its first step in assembling the roster for its inaugural season on Saturday, Feb. 27 when 30 prospective players showed their grit during an invite-only tryout. The audition process was overseen by Head Coach George Vizvary and his coaching staff, as well as the team’s chairman, Dennis Crowley and its general manager,...
Stockade FC taps local soccer giant Vizvary to coach team

Stockade FC taps local soccer giant Vizvary to coach team

When expansion soccer team Stockade FC was founded late last year, its ownership group talked about imbuing it with a local flair. The team made good on that promise this week when it announced the hiring of local legend George Vizvary as the club’s first head coach. Vizvary was the head coach at SUNY Ulster...
Senate Garage is Uptown's latest event space

Senate Garage is Uptown’s latest event space

What was once a water-filter factory that just happened to be plunked down next door to the birthplace of democratic government in New York State is now the Senate Garage. The building at the corner of Fair and North Front streets bought a while back by New York City folk Don and Judy Tallerman also...
Kingston After Dark: Homespun heart

Kingston After Dark: Homespun heart

As last Sunday’s sun kissed the backs of fisherfolk outside my apartment window and even the wind chill showed a bit more restraint, the reality really set in. We’d truly skipped the snow which thumped down on much of the Northeast over this winter wolf-moon weekend. It’s a time for waking up and letting go....