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The Brooklyn vibe: New Uptown enterprises all linked to NYC’s most hip borough

The Brooklyn vibe: New Uptown enterprises all linked to NYC’s most hip borough

Uptown Kingston is evolving. North Front Street just got four new businesses, all with owners from Brooklyn. “Uptown Kingston obviously isn’t Brooklyn North, and I laugh when I see real-estate ads for places in ‘Brooklyn Kingston’,” said Sari Botton, a writer and editor of an anthology of essays about loving New York City and leaving...
When there was a wall: Kingston’s stockade

When there was a wall: Kingston’s stockade

Accurate descriptions of Kingston’s original stockade, built between 1658 and 1677, have eluded historians for centuries. And no wonder. The definitive 1695 original “Miller map” of the area went to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean after its creator’s ship was attacked by French privateers. The Rev. John Miller, who survived capture, later re-created the...
Ticket blitz: More parking violations written up so far this year than in all of 2013

Ticket blitz: More parking violations written up so far this year than in all of 2013

Citywide, police and parking enforcement staff are on pace to double the number of violations handed out last year for expired meters and other non-moving violations. Meanwhile the apparent ticket blitz has some in one neighborhood complaining of overzealous enforcement. “This year it’s been off the charts,” said Karen Clark-Adin, owner of the Bop to Tottom...
Poor dear

Poor dear

An Uptown Kingston coffee shop got some unexpected and unwelcome business when a young deer plowed through a glass door and proceeded to trash a storeroom before it was collared and hauled off by police and city Department of Public Works staff. The bizarre incident unfolded this Tuesday morning just after 7 a.m. at Hudson...
Reversing Uptown’s one-way streets seen as biz boost

Reversing Uptown’s one-way streets seen as biz boost

Uptown business groups have thrown their support behind a proposal to alter traffic patterns in Uptown Kingston by reversing the flow of traffic on two one-way streets in the heart of the Stockade business district. But others are wary of the proposal’s cost and possible unintended consequences from changing long-established traffic schemes. The plan would...
Paul O’Neill explains why jury duty is not a pain, but an opportunity

Paul O’Neill explains why jury duty is not a pain, but an opportunity

Right around lunchtime in Uptown, you’re likely to bump into Commissioner of Jurors Paul T. O’Neill.  You’re always in for a rosy exchange of pleasant schmooze, clever wit and perhaps some smart snark if you’re so inclined. O’Neill is seamlessly cordial and polished, always quick to hold the door. He is a constant in the...
Probe underway in bar fight allegedly involving KPD officer

Probe underway in bar fight allegedly involving KPD officer

Kingston police and Ulster County District Attorney Holley Carnright confirmed this week that they’re investigating allegations that an off-duty city cop assaulted a man in an Uptown bar. Kingston Police Chief Egidio Tinti confirmed an incident took place involving an off-duty KPD officer at the Uptown establishment, but would not confirm the officer’s name or...
Zoë, the muse

Zoë, the muse

Zoë West isn’t like most models. For one thing, she’s about half a foot shorter than what most people consider the minimum height for a fashion magazine manqué. And she takes her coffee with half and half. But neither has stopped the West Saugerties native from carving out a niche, not to mention a career,...
PIC: Fire on Lucas Avenue

PIC: Fire on Lucas Avenue

Washington Ave. sinkhole could be filled by Thanksgiving

Washington Ave. sinkhole could be filled by Thanksgiving

The Kingston Common Council’s Finance and Audit Committee has signed off on a $3.3 million effort to fix the Washington Avenue sinkhole once and for all. The 4-1 vote came after a public meeting Monday night in the Council Chambers where representatives from GEA Engineering and Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers outlined the proposal for an...
Photos: Kingston digs out

Photos: Kingston digs out

We sent Phyllis McCabe out over the past three days to record the massive snow-removal operation begun in the mid-morning hours of Thursday, Feb. 20. After three days of titanic struggle against leviathan snow banks, ice-choked storm drains and myriad other challenges large and small, the combined forces of the city, led by the Department...

Friday’s City of Kingston snow removal update!

Here’s a roundup of the various pronouncements from City Hall on the efforts to get the white stuff properly wrangled. The snow emergency is no longer in effect; the city thanks residents for their cooperation. Mayor Gallo and Fire Chief Brown jointly request that city residents help dig out buried fire hydrants. Earlier this afternoon,...