Real Estate Boom

Thinking About Moving to Kingston NY? You're not alone.

Once the capital of New York State, Kingston is a vibrant city brimming with natural beauty and exciting new developments – it’s no wonder many New Yorkers are heading upstate. Bustling with small tech firms, eclectic stores, cafes and a lively arts scene, Kingston is lovingly dubbed “Little Brooklyn…. Reed more

“Brooklyn in Kingston”

Over the course of the past year, at Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan book events for the two essay anthologies I’ve edited about loving and leaving New York City, a good number of people have approached me with the same question: “Should I move to Kingston too?”….. The perfect balance of city and country, with nature a fifteen-minute drive in just about any direction. And of course the considerably lower cost of living in houses, apartments, and loft spaces much larger than anywhere in the five boroughs, usually for less than half the rent.... Reed more

Is Kingston the New Brooklyn?

For decades, people have been moving from New York City to the country in search of space and the good life. But in recent years, the migration north has shifted. Suddenly, with the opening of dozens of über-hip coffee shops and restaurants, and hipsters roaming our streets, everyone is wondering — are we really the New Brooklyn?..... Reed more

This is not your father’s real-estate market. There’s a new generation of buyers with different preferences and different lifestyle needs. But it’s still a marketplace, with the players needing to interact successfully to do business….It’s beautiful, mimicked Murphy with a wan smile. “They light up when they see it.” They can’t wait to get out of Brooklyn. Kingston is the new Brooklyn. And so…Reed morekingston artist lofts

“Take a Look at the Coming 'Metro' Project That Will Transform Kingston's Midtown”

With its simple, functional design, the Pilgrim Furniture Factory building had a modern — almost futuristic look — when architect Albert E. Milliken finalized his plans in 1946. Although such design elements may now seem retro, the former Kingston factory is ready to embrace the future. Plans have been finalized to transform the building, now called The Metro, into a creative hub, tying in film production and other endeavors that will bring jobs and visitors into midtown Kingston. A few years ago the building attracted the attention of the Kingston-based non profit organization RUPCO, which recently re-imagined Kingston’s Lace Mill into an art mecca.. Reed more

The Brooklyn vibe

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 it. “But I see the appeal for people who have lived in the city. Tess and Chris were going to open a place in Brooklyn, she said, but their weekend home in Kingston drew her in. Reed more

Kingston’s Uptown real estate surge

A red-hot real estate market has brought in to Uptown a tsunami of downstate money from investors willing to pay cash for properties at prices that would have been considered a good joke just a few years ago. But the sudden turnover of parcels at lofty prices has also led to the departure of longtime commercial tenants — and concern for the future among those who remain. Reed more

This is not your father’s real-estate market. There’s a new generation of buyers with different preferences and different lifestyle needs. But it’s still a marketplace, with the players needing to interact successfully to do business….It’s beautiful, mimicked Murphy with a wan smile. “They light up when they see it.” They can’t wait to get out of Brooklyn. Kingston is the new Brooklyn. And so…Reed morekingston artist loftsFuller lofts

Architect buys Midtown Kingston building

Scott Dutton Kingston architect who has played a significant role in the restoration and reuse of city buildings has purchased a former shirt factory at 45 Pine Grove Avenue. Dutton closed on the Fuller Shirt Factory building on Tuesday, though he declined to say how much he paid for it. The 67,000-square-foot brick and wood-frame building stands behind the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County.

The building was constructed in 1847 to house the Hudson River Lumberyard, was home to the shirt factory from 1892 until the mid-1940s, was expanded in 1947 and now is partly occupied by River Radiology.

Plans for the rest of the building still are being developed, but Dutton expects much of it will be leased out in 300- to 400-square-foot sections to serve as work spaces for professional and creative concerns. First, though, “we have a tremendous amount of work to do over the summer,” Dutton said, noting the building needs a new roof and many windows replaced.…. Reed more

Digital dynamos have turned Kingston into Brooklyn north

Mark Marshall moved upstate to Kingston three years ago, drawn by the former state capital's growing community of digital entrepreneurs, waterfront charm and thriving arts scene. Marshall is among a growing number of New Yorkers involved in digital media who are gravitating to Kingston, for the industrial and artsy flavor of Brooklyn combined with the real estate values of the boonies…. Reed more

Kingston: Capital of Culture

Indeed, ask just about anybody with a creative inkling, and they'll surely tell you that Kingston rocks. That it does. But it also paints, dances, acts, films, and otherwise creates. The small city-that-could—a neo-Bohemian waypoint between New York City and Albany—is in the midst of a full-fledged, synergistic, arts-driven urban revitalization and reinvention. It's been bolstered by a burgeoning creative-class citizenry, with newcomers drawn by the flourishing arts-and-music scene, paired with the city's historic sites, diverse architectural inventory, outstanding dining, natural beauty (with a location wedged between the Catskills and Hudson River), and overall affordability…. Reed more

 

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