Uptown Kingston is in the midst of a culinary and cultural renaissance. Just seconds from the NYS Thruway 87 exit 19, you will find yourself surrounded by beautiful historic buildings, charming streetscapes and a cool new vibe driven by artists, filmmakers and creatives who are flocking to Kingston for its beauty, affordable studio space, proximity to NYC and artist-friendly attitude. Great restaurants, taverns and cafes abound within minutes from Studio 286- many with chefs trained at the nearby Culinary Institute of America. The Award winning Yum Yums Noodle Bar is just across the street, Le Canard Enchainee, without doubt the best French Restaurant in the region is next door and Studio 286 is above the wonderful Mediterranean style Ecce Terra. "Backstage Productions" offers live music with local and internationally acclaimed bands and singer/songwriters most nights of the week. "Stockade Tavern" is an upscale bar with killer cocktails and great ambiance just along the street. Every Saturday in season the Kingston Farmers' Market offers organic locally sourced produce on Wall Street. Festivals abound with the Kingston Festival of the Arts bringing world class performances in opera. chamber music , dance and theater. O Positive Festival in October features local and international artists and Kingston Film Festival is garnering much attention.
Kingston is a very walkable city. Leave your car at one of several municipal lots only a block or two away from Studio 286 and walk all the attractions of the neighborhood.