A Magazine About Food, Art & Exchange In Midtown Kingston, Published By The Hudson Valley Current.

ROCK SOLID REBELS: ROSENDALE’S FLOURISHING UNDERGROUND

Under our feet is a 32 square mile swath of limestone stretching from Kingston down to High Falls. And from 1825 till 1910, the earth here gave up sixteen million bags a year of the finest natural cement you could buy. The cement industry literally made the town of Rosendale. Rosendale cement, was used in […]

OUR OTHER RIVER: THE FLOW OF ABUNDANCE

I came home last fall after ten years away, amidst a huge life emergency, and the minute our tires hit Catskills pavement I knew in my core that we’d be okay, and I was right. As sure as the river keeps flowing and the mountain winds blowing, there’s a broad, deep and wide Current of […]

MIDTOWN TALKING: CAN YOU DESCRIBE INDEPENDENCE?

How would you describe independence? Midtown Lively hit the streets to hear from neighbors and visitors. We appreciate and value what the Midtown community is saying. Here are some of their opinions: Independence is the ability to do something freely, without the implicit support of someone else. Or perhaps the passive support of someone else […]

Midtown Talking: Room for Growth?

Does the Kingston population have room for growth? Midtown Lively hit the streets to hear from neighbors. We appreciate and value what the Midtown community is saying. Here are some of their opinions:

Plants Grow Smart & So Can Towns

According to “Revitalization Opportunities Report for Kingston Midtown,” a 2019 study prepared by Ulster County, Midtown — defined as the 270 acres around the intersection of the CSX rail line with Broadway — had 3,413 residents at the time and was growing much faster than the city as a whole. It’s the most racially diverse part of Ulster County, the youngest (about a quarter of the residents at that time were 15 or under) and the brokest, with one in five households surviving on less than $15,000 a year.

Ulster County Towns: Highland

The Hamlet of Highland, nestled in the Town of Lloyd, is home to over 5,600 residents, and runs along the west side of Hudson River across from Poughkeepsie. Highland was first established by early settlers looking for higher ground for farmland, hence the name “high land.” In the 1820s, Philip Elting donated land for a […]