Kingston.......where???

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Lost in NY

New York, NY

#1 Jan 14, 2008
Such an undesirable place, it is filthy, it is vile, it is incredibly ignorant within the realms of the hallowed halls. It only matters who you know, not what you know, and how many people you can "do" along the way.
Sorry folks, it is as plain as the nose on your face, but you just cannot see it, perhaps the shades should come off.
Ktownmisfit

Kingston, NY

#2 Jan 18, 2008
I know exactly how you feel.
Lost in NY wrote:
Such an undesirable place, it is filthy, it is vile, it is incredibly ignorant within the realms of the hallowed halls. It only matters who you know, not what you know, and how many people you can "do" along the way.
Sorry folks, it is as plain as the nose on your face, but you just cannot see it, perhaps the shades should come off.
vulva minora

New Windsor, NY

#3 Jan 31, 2008
Personally I think Kingston is a real sewer hole of corrupt filth. Corrupt lawyers, a stinking hospital, ugly neighborhoods filled with uneducated 'baby mamas', parolees from the Ulster County Jail, corrupt realtors, it is ugly even when it tries to be trendy. It hates gay people big time!!!!!!! I mean really hates on gay people in Kingston, it is ugly hate in that city. Yuch, you couldn't pay me to live in such a filthy hole.

Who wants to live in such a high crime area as Kingston? It is disgusting and you have to be armed to just walk to your car at night. It is scary with all the 'crystal meth' people walking around all bug eyed out at night......stay away from the filth hole of this ugly backwards redneck town. Oh it has some nice Victorian homes. That is all.
bmustang

Troy, NY

#4 Feb 4, 2008
vulva minora wrote:
Personally I think Kingston is a real sewer hole of corrupt filth. Corrupt lawyers, a stinking hospital, ugly neighborhoods filled with uneducated 'baby mamas', parolees from the Ulster County Jail, corrupt realtors, it is ugly even when it tries to be trendy. It hates gay people big time!!!!!!! I mean really hates on gay people in Kingston, it is ugly hate in that city. Yuch, you couldn't pay me to live in such a filthy hole.
Who wants to live in such a high crime area as Kingston? It is disgusting and you have to be armed to just walk to your car at night. It is scary with all the 'crystal meth' people walking around all bug eyed out at night......stay away from the filth hole of this ugly backwards redneck town. Oh it has some nice Victorian homes. That is all.
u seem strange
JRF666

Poughkeepsie, NY

#5 Feb 5, 2008
Hate is everywhere, I suggest you move to San Fran. I think they like gay people there.
transplanted elsewhere

Wilson, NC

#7 Feb 9, 2008
I was born and raised in Kingston and left when I was 33 just after the birth of my 3rd child because I no longer felt that it was the place to raise a family. I am now 48 and have not returned once. My children turned out to be good kids, never in trouble, respectful, hard working and I am so glad I got them out of there as I have a pretty good idea how it could have turned out. Its very sad what has happened to that city I used to love but the downslide started around the time they put in Broadway East apartments. I do think the Low income housing like this is what does it because there is no longer a drive to do better, work harder and I've seen it in other cities not just this one. Cities where a great majority of people work don't have this problem as the community respects one another's property and life and realize what its like to work for what you have. I am by no means knocking people with low incomes because I was there also. There should be a limit on how low housing costs should be and as years ago before all this heart bleeding started people worked 2 or more jobs if they had to instead of not working at all because now they don't have to as its all been made convenient. What happened to work being the key? The Kingston in my memory was a great place where everybody knew everybody and looked out for one another. My sisters and I would walk home from the Spring Lake roller rink at 10:30 at night down Broadway or go from downtown to uptown on a Saturday morning and it was and no one bothered you?
transplant

New York, NY

#8 Feb 10, 2008
Seems as though many people have the same thoughts about Kingston; A CITY THAT ONCE WAS, AND IS NO LONGER A NICE PLACE. It is truly sad, and what is sadder is that the powers that be do not care, and even worse the people who live in the hole don't care either. What a demise for the
first capitol of NY.
constructive

New York, NY

#9 Feb 20, 2008
transplant wrote:
Seems as though many people have the same thoughts about Kingston; A CITY THAT ONCE WAS, AND IS NO LONGER A NICE PLACE. It is truly sad, and what is sadder is that the powers that be do not care, and even worse the people who live in the hole don't care either. What a demise for the
first capitol of NY.
The 'power' is downtown getting b*tch slapped in a bar.
Jessica

Flushing, NY

#10 Feb 20, 2008
That is all such a load of crap. First of all, it's not a high crime area at all. It's pretty average. And the people there are not any less tolerant than any other area. Hate gay people? Where? Homophobia is everywhere, but the level of homophobia is average, if that high.
transplant

New York, NY

#11 Feb 25, 2008
Not a high crime area, well perhaps it is in the way you look at it. for the size it is, one could say it has enough crime, but if you look at ir on an overall comparison, then perhaps it is average. the p[oint is ..is that Kingston has slid downhill throughout the years, and just keeps sliding. We all need to let the powers that be know that. Our taxes are being spent on what??? Nothing apparently.

“9/11 inside job”

Since: May 08

Saugerties New York

#12 Aug 8, 2008
Kingston has a great history. It is a shame what happend to it.
tone

Gorham, ME

#13 Jan 23, 2009
vulva minora wrote:
Personally I think Kingston is a real sewer hole of corrupt filth. Corrupt lawyers, a stinking hospital, ugly neighborhoods filled with uneducated 'baby mamas', parolees from the Ulster County Jail, corrupt realtors, it is ugly even when it tries to be trendy. It hates gay people big time!!!!!!! I mean really hates on gay people in Kingston, it is ugly hate in that city. Yuch, you couldn't pay me to live in such a filthy hole.
Who wants to live in such a high crime area as Kingston? It is disgusting and you have to be armed to just walk to your car at night. It is scary with all the 'crystal meth' people walking around all bug eyed out at night......stay away from the filth hole of this ugly backwards redneck town. Oh it has some nice Victorian homes. That is all.
hteful vulva, go back under your skanky rock
Cook

Frisco, TX

#14 Jan 8, 2011
That sucks. I'm gay but I have to possibly work in Kingston in the future. How exactly is it "intolerant?" I don't broadcast my sexuality but if it means I have to frakking hide who I am around people I'm not going there.

Since: Sep 10

Malone, NY

#15 Jan 10, 2011
Kingston is no more intolerant than any other place. You find more ignorance and intolerance if you slither into neighboring Delaware County, where I grew up.

My father grew up in Kingston so we used to go there all the time to visit family. Of course it has changed, but I feel safe walking down the street.

I go to Kingston often and have no problem walking down Broadway to go to a restaurant, etc. There are drug dealers and slimey people, but the city is trying to clean it up.

Kingston City and Benedictine Hospitals have now combined and the joke used to be that KCH sucked, but it is pretty good now. My father was in there twice in the last few years and his care was excellent (I used to work in healthcare, so I know what to look for, etc). He passed away a few weeks after being in KCH (cancer) and his watch had been locked up there while a patient (he was terminal with cancer and alzheimers) and the security people at KCH called several times to say they had his watch and would send it to him/his family. It was a really nice, good quality watch, so they could have been dishonest and stolen it and said it was lost, but they kept trying to make sure he got it. Benedictine Hospital, on the other hand, used to be a good hospital, but they require much more help from KCH as they(Bene) are declining in care, etc.

Otherwise, good shopping, lovely wonderful little shops on Wall Street (Downtown) and nice places to eat.
John

Columbia, SC

#16 Nov 16, 2012
Certainly Kingston is not the town it once was. I grew up in Kingston in the 70's. We would play baseball behind Kingston Hospital, Bowl at Mid City Lanes, shoot hoops behind the gas station on Broadway down by Burger King. I lived in Mid Town and I had a friend who lived on West Chestnut St. and we would both walk down Broadway when we met up, never had a problem with anyone.
I left in 81, when I was 17. My sister still lives there. I understand all the filth from the city moved up there, gang stuff going on, stuff like that. It's too bad, because I have some great memories of that little town.
sandra coumbes royce

Jacksonville, FL

#17 Jun 20, 2013
I grew up in Kingston also I've Lived there until I was about 20 years old and then I move down to Florida and let me tell you I never look back once growing up in Kingston it was hard and you know if you didn't know people you would get jumped and everything else I had a bad childhood in Kingston and I didn't like it then and I don't like it now

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