Another Sign that Kingston’s Art Scene Doth Flourish…

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We were going to post about this little newsy tidbit from NY Post’s Page Six, in which “NY Nightlife Guru says Catskills are the ‘Montauk’.” Okay, you know what? The Catskills are great, says the real estate blog that’s been touting the region for years. But we found ourselves more interested in this item from Kingston’s Daily Freeman about Woodstock photog Aaron Rezny and his quest to transform a 7400 industrial warehouse in mid-town Kingston into a artist live/work loft for rent. Rezny, whose work you’re familiar with if you found yourself drooling over it while reading Eating Delancey: A Celebration of Jewish Food,” plans to renovate the old Welch Industrial building at 76 Prince Street (GMAP) into “an artist living loft fully remodeled with hardwood floor, full kitchen and bath,” according to a portion from the project’s written summary quoted in the article. “The space will be wide open with 2,000 square feet of open space.” Apparently, Rezny declined to comment on how much he paid for the building, but we can tell you that assess the building and land together at just over $200,000. But given the area, we wouldn’t be surprised if he paid something in the range of five figures. Not that he did. Because we don’t know. Anyway, Brezny expects the whole project, soup to nuts, will take around a year to finish once the renovations start. With midtown Kingston’s Lace Mill artists’ lofts coming to fruition, does this signify a swathe of new art lofts in the area? We can’t speak for anyone other than ourselves, but we sincerely hope so. Check out 76 Prince Street on Trulia for some shots of the interior. We can’t wait to see what Brezny has in store.

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