This area of Kingston is undergoing a revitalization. A previous reviewer talked about tired old business district. During the day, it is lawyers, bankers, real estate, government, art galleries, some unique retailers and some pretty decent restaurants servicing them. When the sunsets, it is an artist haven. Excellent bars and entertainment. Events throughout the year, Farmers market on Saturday. So, I guess if you are comparing it to 50 years ago when Woolworths, JC Penny, and other big retailers filled the store fronts, it is very different, but it is in a good way. The artist thrive here because they are welcomed and encouraged to be part of the community. It is also common to see motion pictures being filmed here. There is also a burgeoning film maker scene happening. Kingston is also home the LBGTQ community center that is very active in community affairs. There are several old Churches, the oldest being the Old Dutch Church which frequently hosts musical events.
Then there are the Historic buildings. Not exactly sure how many but there are at least 12 buildings 200-300 years old. As the first Capital of NY, there is a Senate House and Museum, the only intersection in the entire USA with a stone building on each corner that predates the Revolutionary war, and several events surrounding this history, mainly in the Summer and Fall.
Nice place for a stop over if you are spending any time in the Hudson Valley,.
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