Richardson can often be found at his Wall Street bike shop helping customers or having a conversation with people stopping in to say hello. He also has been throwing semi-casual concerts with local charm out of the space.
This week we are going to talk to Sean Miller, often seen in Uptown running the well-loved to-go dining spot known as The Lunchbox at 275 Fair St. Often touted as “Ulster County’s Smallest Restaurant,” the location offers very personable service paired with delicious food. It’s the perfect stop for a quick soup, sandwich or salad and some light conversation.
Andrew (or more popularly known as Andy) Parker has been a valuable member of the Kingston community for a long time. A half perpetually inspired/half world-weary soul who plays a mean harmonica while gravitating towards laughter and yarn spinning, many of us around here have an Andy memory or two, or three, or seven. If you don’t know him at all, well, here’s your chance.
Peter B Deli on Wall Street is a favorite local spot for many. It’s my personal favorite deli in the area, with home-cooked food along with fresh selections and to-go sandwiches. You can often see Mohmmad Barak there working, helping his family or just talking to other Kingston folks. Mohammad is one of the friendliest people in the whole city — a regular source of poetry, jokes, good cheer and positivity.
I grabbed a slice of pizza Uptown and went for a stroll with Kingston’s own Steve Rodriguez for this week’s Faces of Kingston. Rodriguez is an affable, funny and insightful dude who can often be seen on the social scene or working hard to help people have an enjoyable time. Let’s get to know him a little better.
This week we are going to talk to Kingston resident Nardia Bennett, a 31-year-old volunteer for Citizen Action who graciously shared some time afterwards to talk to me. She told stories me about seven instances of things she had experienced within our own city she believed to have racist motivations within the past year alone. I wish I could fit our whole conversation but wanted to share as much as I could.
Donald Shumen was born in 1961 and has been part of Kingston ever since. That’s a lot of expertise on our lovely and lively city. I recently had a great shopping experience at Mike’s Office Furniture at 299 South Wall St. and knew that the friendly co-owner would make a great interview for the latest installment of Faces of Kingston.
The twenty-six-year-old chef joins us this week to share his experiences living in our fair city.
Faces of Kingston is a chance for all of us to know one another better and celebrate the wonderful folks in our midst. This week the delightful 38-year-old Shawna-Marie Elizabeth Brown joins us to share her feelings and experiences.
This week we are going to meet Ejay Bell, a chill person who is a 28-year-old local comedian with a very sharp wit on stage, not to mention a big heart that holds a lot of love for the community.