High tech on the Hudson: Digital dynamos have turned Kingston into Brooklyn north

Friday, December 17th 2010, 4:00 AM

Want that old city feel? Downtown Kingston is a picturesque place 
to live.
Photos by Richard Harbus
Want that old city feel? Downtown Kingston is a picturesque place to live.

Mark Marshall moved upstate to Kingston three years ago, drawn by the former state capital's growing community of digital entrepreneurs, waterfront charm and thriving arts scene.

"Tech was really starting to take off here," says the freelance digital-media producer and musician, 47, who has lived in New York City and Rockland County. "I had friends who had moved up here and said it was beautiful. I liked the urban aspects, but five minutes out of town, and you're driving through the mountains."

Marshall is among a growing number of New Yorkers involved in digital media who are gravitating to Kingston, population 22,441, for the industrial and artsy flavor of Brooklyn combined with the real estate values of the boonies.



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/real_estate/2010/12/17/2010-12-17_high_tech_on_the_hudson_digital_dynamos_have_turned_kingston_into_brooklyn_north.html#ixzz18kqrwOaO