Finding your way around Kingston has always been a challenge. But now, as a project of the Main Street Manager, the city is becoming easier to navigate through the formation of a traffic overlay called the Kingston Corridor.
The corridor describes a route through the city connecting its three districts–Uptown, Midtown, and Downtown Rondout. It consists of an overlay of Washington, North Front, and Clinton streets, the Albany Avenue extension, and the entire length of Broadway, ending at the Rondout Creek waterfront. (Because a portion of Clinton is one way, the corridor also includes Fair and John streets).
The corridor spans the entire length of the city, contiguous with its public, commercial, retail, and residential areas. It snakes through the historic Uptown area, extends down the long, broad stretch of Broadway through Midtown, and heads downhill in Rondout to the waterfront park overlooking the creek. On and just off the corridor are many glorious points of interest, from restaurants and ice cream places that have been serving generations of families to 200-year-old historic houses to fantastic antiques emporiums to rare military and former working vessels that speak of a spectacular history.
Think of the Kingston Corridor as the spine of the city, linking not only its disparate neighborhoods but also connecting it to the highways leading to the surrounding towns and outside world.