878 Sawkill Rd Kingston, NY 12401, USAThe incessant blaring of horns from the CSX trains going through the Lake Katrine area has gotten out of hand. Our residence is on Hallihan Hill and thus is not really close to the trains at all. We're now forced to sleep with ear plugs whenever the windows are opened. Has anyone approached CSX about installing horn technology that limits the horn sound to the track crossings and not project throughout the surrounding area?· Reported by Dave Christi · Flag Flagged
471-499 Ulster Landing Rd Kingston, NY, 12401, USAPlease install streetlights at the corner or Hudson View Circle and Riverview Terrace.
Hudson View Circle and Riverview Terrace are very dark and dangerous. There are many elderly people who live in this neighborhood who might need ambulances or medical care. Also, there are many deer and animals which you can't see darting out into your path.
377-381 Kings Hwy Saugerties, NY 12477, USA
Wasn't this bridge built as a "temporary" bridge for the Woodstock '94 Concert because the original one couldn't handle the weight?
That was 16 years ago.
Are they ever going to build a "permanent" bridge there anytime soon?
16 years is hardly "temporary."· Reported by Anonymous · 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
1060-1090 County Road 31 Saugerties, New York
As an out-of-towner who drives along this stretch of Kings Highway fairly frequently, I am very confused as to what the proper speed limit of this road actually is.
There are many yellow 45 MPH Recommended Speed Limit signs, which leads me to believe that the real speed limit would logically have to be above that, at 50 MPH or 55 MPH.
But there are no signs for this anywhere along this road. What is the speed limit listed as recorded in the actual Ulster County and New York State record books?
Yes, as one drives southbound towards Mount Marion, there is a clearly-marked "40 MPH Ahead" sign, which alerts people to slow down for the crossing with Glenerie Blvd. But between Saugerties and Mount Marion, there is absolutely no indication on what the real speed limit is.
It makes traveling along this road very frustrating because many motorists drive much too slowly and back up traffic unnecessarily.
And to make matters even more frustrating, there aren't any passing lanes anywhere on this stretch of road. It is a very straight, open road with good visibility. It would seem to me like very simple things which could help alleviate some of the many needless traffic tie-ups that occur along this road.· Reported by Citizen · Flag Flagged
Greenkill Ave & Sterlin St & Iwo Jima Ulster County, NY
Why are trains using their horns on stretches were there are no roads crossing the tracks.
The horns are blasting in the middle of the night for many times and for 10 seconds each blast. Trains are getting longer and sleep at night will become an issue for many people in town.
Can we make this an Kingston issue for all the railroad crossings?
Can some one post any rules or post a link to any rules about the horn use on trains.
Thank you.· Reported by John · Flag Flagged
2727-2741 New York 32 Saugerties, New York
The new flashing red and yellow traffic lights at the Interstate 87 offramp at NY Route 32 are causing worse traffic congestion and backups than before! This intersection should either have regular red, yellow, and green traffic lights installed, or it should be redesigned as a roundabout. Drivers become filled with road rage and honk and shout obcenities because this intersection is so chaotic!
PLEASE FIX THIS TERRIBLE PROBLEM!!!
Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge Kingston, NY 12401, USA
There has been a rash of jumpers on this bridge in the past few years, and one occurred just yesterday.
The Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge was recently renovated a few years ago.
Why were no fences installed along the edges of the bridge to prevent people from jumping off to commit suicide?
I can't believe nobody thought to have fences installed here!
It's the same thing with the new Highland River Walkway over the Hudson! No fences were installed here either! I am shocked at the lack of forethought on this matter!· Reported by anonymous · Flag Flagged