53 VotesFix it! Voted!West Chestnut St Kingston, NY 12401, USA
We removed our car from the driveway so we could shovel and snowblow it. While we were outside, a city employee came and wrote a ticket. We were standing right there, and when we asked what she was doing and that we were going to move the car back in when we were done clearing it, she ignored us and put the $100.00 ticket on the car. This is ridiculous. This was not a car abandoned,
we were putting it back in the driveway in a matter of minutes. This is what we pay taxes for - to be harassed by the city while clearing the sidewalks and driveway of our own residence?
6 VotesFix it! Voted!490 Delaware Ave Kingston, NY 12401, USA
This street has become a dragstrip and a danger to anyone living or using the street. In just a 1/4 mile strip there is a school, a church, a church building used weekly for bingo, a heavily used hall, a bar, a salon, a pizza parlor, and two delis. In my 16+ years of living here, I have seen at least a handful of accidents every year. I've seen multiple pets struck and killed. I have even seen a child hit by a speeding car. There is another post on here about the dangers of exiting Second Avenue. The same can be said for when turning up Delaware from the street next to the White Eagle. There are two simple things that would virtually eliminate both problems. One involves no new equipment. Just a reprogramming of what is already there.
First, the light at Murray and Delaware should never be made a blinking YELLOW light for Delaware Avenue traffic. This gives a straight run from the Delaware turn by Poppy's Pizza all the way to the S-turns near Hasbrouck Park with nothing to slow traffic. Anyone who thinks a YELLOW light will slow traffic is just being naive. A flashing RED light, or better yet, a light that stays RED until you approach it, would solve that sections speed problem.
Second, there needs to be a three-way blinking RED light at the intersection of Delaware And Second Ave. Not STOP signs. Many of the patrons of the local businesses have large trucks that would block the signs. There are far too many businesses in that small strip for there to be nothing to slow traffic. We certainly can't expect the patrons of the businesses to find somewhere else to park. A three-way blinking RED light would not only slow traffic, but would guarantee a safe entry on to Delaware from Second Ave. which solves both problems.
Washington & N. Front Kingston, NY, USA
This intersection can get very dangerous when trying to walk across the street. Especially for people new to the area who just got off the bus.
96 Newkirk Ave Kingston, NY 12401, USA
Cars are comming down Newkirk Ave. speeding, playing very loud music at all hours of the day and night and into the early mornings hours and cars are not stopping at the corners of Newkirk Ave and Maple St. They also come from Maple St. and not stop to go up Newkrik Ave.
I've seen kids come down Newkirk Ave on their bike's and one of these days someone is going to get killed. I've already had in the past and just last year, cars crashed into my gate and now into my fence. I've already asked to have the guardrail I asked to have installed, to have it extended around the corner. I was told that this will be done. I am also making videos of these problems to show if needed. Five DVD videos have been given to the police to look at, and each contains about 40 scenes.
Green St. Kingston, NY
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21 VotesFix it! Voted!Everywhere In Kingston Ny Kingston, NY
As a student of KHS I see plenty of kids doing graffiti and defacing property, (I myself only write on my own property, i try to keep it as legal as possible). I did some research and saw that there is no legal wall anywhere near Kingston and thought that adding a designated spot where people could write graffiti would cut down on the actual defacing of property in Kingston. Its like kids and swearing, if you let them get it out of their system early then they wont have to go around cursing behind your back to get it out of them. I know this idea is probably going to get denied but you have to look at it from our point of view, there are two types of graffiti. There is vandalim which is gang signs, vulgar language, and offensive material. And then there is the REAL graffiti/ Street art which is appealing to the eye, a good way to express your self, and has meaning behind it. You might think that this is all the same but us writers would argue that. A famous graffiti writer named Omar once said, "How many people can walk through a city and prove they were there? It's a sign I was here. My hand made this mark. I'm alive!" Thats all we want as writers, the feeling of being alive, being proud of our work, and having our presence acknowledged. Now like I said before, I personally only participate in legal graffiti but theres alot of people who do it illegaly just to get that sense of being alive even if it means defacing someone else's property. If you want to stop it then embrace it. I know it sounds weird but there are actually people out there who enjoy expressing themselves and not falling into the same boring pattern of a normal life. But like i said, this is probably getting ignored but if your still reading this, thanks for acknowledging me.
27 VotesFix it! Voted!2 Westbrook Lane Kingston, NY 12401
With all the foot traffic that comes and goes from both egresses to the Kingston Plaza, I would love to see the plaza become more pedestrian accessible. Crosswalks, pedestrian right of way signage, a sidewalk or walkway for both entrances. As someone who frequently walks to the plaza with my daughter to shop, I am constantly on guard for speeding cars, people who are taking turns too quickly/tightly, and those who are not paying attention in general. There is no place for me to safely cross from Clinton Ave. into the plaza from either entrance, and no place to cross from the sidewalk on Westbrook Lane into the plaza (or for that matter- no way to safely reach the businesses in the plaza). Has this issue been introduced previously? Is it a matter of privately owned and maintained property? What action needs to be taken to see this addressed?
North Front St And Washington Avenue Kingston, NY, USA
Three of four corners are lite but the fourth is not so the whole system does not function. It was a real danger at KHS Homecoming and The Burning of Kingston... not a good way to welcome visitors to Kingston.