Whether you’re looking for new or used, rare or a classic, the Hudson Valley Book Trail has it all. The book trail, which is made up of only independent bookstores, runs from Peekskill up to Hudson. While we only highlight six stops here, the trail has 17 in seven Hudson Valley counties. Just minutes away from each stop are other activities like unique restaurants, other shopping or even the Hudson River Skywalk.
This past October, barbers Anthony Lewis and Xavier Scott joined forces and surnames to open their own shop, Lewis and Scott. They aimed to create a modern, comfortable space for men to get a haircut. They appear to have succeeded.
Jennifer Tsakis, owner of Saugerties’ Pop Vintage Antiques, has been in the antique business for 24 years, starting out in a three-foot-wide antique booth in Annapolis, Maryland, to now selling fun, affordable finds from the 50s to the 80s at her 106 Partition Street location.
The City of Kingston Common Council voted unanimously to apply for the Underrepresented Communities Grant with the National Parks Service in the amount of up to $50,000 for the study of the early history of African-Americans in Kingston and Pine Street African Burial Ground.
Kingston’s common council voted 8-1 on Tuesday, April 6 to pay a Florida-based consultant $500,000 to update its zoning code. The city’s zoning has not been updated in more than 50 years. The new code would follow a “form-based” approach, which emphasizes factors like aesthetics, walkability, and how the built environment can reflect a community’s overall vision. This relatively new philosophy of zoning is contrasted with traditional zoning, which is mostly based on segregating different parts of the city by permissible use and defining requirements (like building height or setback from the road) in numerical terms.
The owners of Village Pizza opened the shop, located a few doors down.
What started as a joke has become a runaway success, with the proceeds going to help a program that pairs shelter dogs with veterans and first responders.
The Kingston Planning Board concluded that a plan to add additional luxury cabins at Hutton Brickyards would have no significant environmental impacts, paving the way for owners to open the site with additional capacity for the tourist season.
The status of the pandemic here in Ulster is a mixed bag. Cases are still high, though vaccinations are rolling out increasingly quickly and several types of business restrictions in place for over a year are being lifted. Here’s a snapshot of things as they stand entering the second week of April — just about 13 months since Ulster got its first case, and 13,455 confirmed cases and 246 deaths later.
Ulster County is now without a Barnes & Noble store.