Thanks! Thanked!West Union Street Kingston, NY, USAFor over two years the sidewalk in front of the Seventh Day Adventist Church has been blocked off for repair of the stairway leading into church. I feel two years should be enough time to muster the church members to finish this project. The DPW is also in charge of issuing sidewalk permits, maybe someone from the DPW could look into this before there is an accident.· Reported by Thomas Cutten · Flag Flagged
145 Lindeman Ave Kingston, NYWater from up the hill flows across the street at this address, in summer not really a problem, but in winter it causes icing. I'm not sure how hard it is to move a sewer grate - but if wonder if the one about 100 ft south of this could be repositioned to help this problem.
Wall Street Kingston, New York
I saw someone had an archived post about this problem around Linderman and Wall Street a while back and wanted to reopen the discussion because it's happening again.
I don't understand why some residents feel it is OK to have their dogs loose out on the city sidewalks or walk them unleashed if they can't control them.
A few weeks ago one of our neighbors was doing just that and was passing by our house just as I happened to be stepping out my front door to walk my own small (leashed) dog. I didn't even get down the first step before the neighbor's dog, which appears to be a mid-size pit/mix, came charging up through our yard and right up onto our porch. I was able to quickly toss my dog back in the house just in time to avoid any possible problem. She did not listen when her owner yelled at her to come and the dog continued to excitedly sniff around my porch while the neighbor came up, grabbed her by the collar and dragged her back down to the sidewalk. In the process his dog slipped its collar and evaded him. He eventually was able to grab her by the scruff of her neck and get her collar back on and drag her back to his house.
I asked him if he could please walk his dog on a leash in the future, but he totally ignored me and did not respond.
I'm a dog lover and former vet technician. I love the dog-community in our neighborhood. Regardless of a pitbull's reputation, I think this pit mix is probably a very nice dog. The dog lives with cats and children and personally, I am not afraid of her at all. However, I can't take the chance of having a large, uncontrolled dog come bounding full speed towards my ten pound dog. She probably means no harm, but I've seen the damage that can occur in a split second in those situations and that is a risk I am not willing to take.
Early yesterday evening as I stepped out the house to walk my dog, the neighbor was out on the sidewalk in front of his house with his unleashed dog again. The second she saw us the dog rushed over to my house and up to my porch with hackles raised in excitement. Once again I was quickly able to toss my small dog into the house while their dog sniffed around my porch. Once again the neighbor came up to the house to grab his dog. Once again I asked if he could please keep his dog on a leash when out on the street. Once again he ignored me as if I hadn't spoken to him.
I don't want to start issues with my neighbors. Overall they seem like friendly people and numerous times we have chatted on the street. I was pretty upset both that this happened again and also that he ignored me, so I went over to his house and knocked on the door so I could talk to them.
He kept telling me his dog is the friendliest dog in the world, great with cats and kids and "just wants to play". I said I'm sure that's true in your house but when she's loose like that and comes charging after my dog, I can't take assume that she might want to play - and I know exactly how my dog will react when a large dog comes running at him. I asked if he could please leash her when out on the street, that it is actually the law. He kept ignoring that and saying his dog was nice.
Perhaps their dog would not hurt mine, but uncontrolled in that manner, there is no way I am going to allow that to be tested.
I said look, I'm not calling animal control, the police or your landlord - I'm coming to you in person and just asking you to keep her on a leash. At which point he turned it around saying I was threatening to call all those people (I wasn't, just the opposite) and shut the door on me.
They are now also saying I am calling their dog vicious (I didn't say that at all, and I don't think she is). All I said is when a loose pitbull mix comes charging after my tiny dog it's a little scary, it has the potential for trouble (they are dogs, after all) and not OK.
Dogs get loose in the neighborhood on occasion. Mine has too. And there are people in the neighborhood who stand out on the street with their dogs unleashed who have total control over them. But this has not been the case so far with this dog.
It's a leash. It's not a big deal. I don't understand the resistance.
I'm putting this here for discussion and also in the hopes that dog-owners will show respect for their fellow neighbors regarding this issue.
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.
Well, guess I will have to have my Aldermen, come down an see what is going on here. One night this year, police and undercover NARC's stopped a car for drugs and took the person to jail. So they know what type of people are coming done this street. The night they did this, no one came down this street for 6 hours. Yes, this is on video. A car started to come down this street when this action happened an it turned around and went back up the street instead of taking the side street at the top of the hill. Why, probably because it had drugs also.
Well, nothing has changed, this is still happening. I think one way to let people know what the rules are in Kingston, is to increase the fines. I think about five dollars might do the trick. This way it will be printed in the Kingston Daily Freeman. In fact I think a full print of all the rules for Kingston should be put in the newspaper every couple of years. In this way most of the people will get notice's of what the rules and fines are for the city. I also think once I a while, the police should put a road block up and see what the cars have for correct inspection and registration stickers on this street and maybe have a little sniff of what the cars smell like inside. I've had cars stop here and people go up to the Rondout Plaza and get drugs from cars parked there then walk back down to Maple street.
I been told that a Bar is going to open up on the corner of Newkirk Ave and Delaware Ave. This is not going to help this situation and in fact probably make it worse.
Cars are still coming down and have not stopped at the stop signs and still playing loud music and speeding.
Cars are still coming down but now there are some that Play Loud Music because there drug dealers have been arrested and now there not stopping at the stop sign.
Almost had a kid coming down on a bike and was almost hit by a car. Kids don't stop on bikes at the stop sign either. Might need to have a camera set up by the police department or city so these people can be given tickets by observation on camera because if anyone of these people see a car behind them they obey the law just in case it might be a police car, especially at night. This camera will bring a few extra $$ to the city to have it used for other things.
Cars are still doing the same thing. I also think a "Street Closed During Snow" should be done on Newkirk Ave, because of this problem an the speed reduced to 15 MPH.· Reported by Sal Musso · Flag Flagged
65 Vanburen St. Kingston, NYThere are loaded bags of trash(?) on side of house + other debris & also numerous TV's and other trash in yard along the fence and by the garage. Potential fire hazard. CleanUP is necessary NOW !
Abeel Street kingston, New YorkWe came back to the marina this year to find the neighborhood between the waterfront and W Union street decimated. The mature trees (all) were razed on the private property, and between the marina parking lot and the footpath on the hill - the vibrant flowering bushes on the hillside were completely removed and the very large, majestic 150+ year old sycamores had several of its lower, sweeping limbs removed. It is apparent this was work performed by an unskilled person. Not performed by an arborist or licensed tree service. Was this approved? Is this legal? I would think there would be landscaping requirements for such properties in the historic district. This is damage to the waterfront that cannot be repaired in any of our lifetimes and can't be replaced by hostas.
9 Alcazar Avenue Kingston, New YorkWhoever owns this house has no less than 20 very large piles of dog feces right in the front yard. When I walk my child to school, we cross the street but the smell is intense. Isn't there a law that requires homeowners to pick up dog feces in their own yard? It seems like a health hazard. Any suggestions?
Glen St. And Golden HillWhy did barricades appear on Glen St. blocking the outside loop for service deliveries? Now all the traffic has to come right past the main entrance - what private landowner is so special that fuel trucks, trash removal trucks, delivery trucks, etc. don't pass his door anymore? Who decided to close part of a city street?· Reported by dean · Flag Flagged
204 West Chestnut Street Kingston, NY 12401An abandoned house owned by an out of state mortgage company is in disrepair and overcome by weeds to the extend that it looks like a jungle. There are broken down fences and an abandoned pool which is a real safety issue. I have reported this and nothing has changed.· Reported by JS · Flag Flagged