The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History, located in a historic bakery in the Rondout that catered to the Kingston community for much of the 20th century, is making major strides toward becoming a bona fide museum.
The vote was met with cheers from the 20 or so supporters of the center who sat through the four-and-a-half-hour meeting to witness it. The unanimous decision by the board marked the end of a long and contentious approval process for a project that met strong opposition from some neighbors who expressed concern about the building’s scale and its impact on a largely residential street.
Re-creating a moment in time through a Rondout baker’s list of orders.
A former corner grocery store in Kingston’s Ponckhockie neighborhood has a new lease on life as a library and community center devoted to African-American history and culture.
Dozens of residents of a downtown public housing complex endured a frigid night without heat or hot water after, some say, Kingston Housing Authority officials failed to respond to complaints about erratic service.
“If there was one mistake we made this year it was taking our foot off the marketing gas after the overwhelming response on opening day.”
The hiring of a full-time, salaried executive director was necessitated by the museum’s dramatic growth.
What the Irish Cultural Center of the Hudson Valley will be may hang on whether, in the context of Kingston’s zoning law, “West Strand” is a street or an area.
“Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.” — Lawrence Peter Berra (1925-1915) The late great Yankee catcher and manager’s classic
A good neighbor I wholeheartedly support the Irish Cultural Center, and I’ve been dismayed to read recent letters containing misinformation