Ulster County, New York
Ulster County is a county located in the U. S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 182,493, the county is named after the Irish province of Ulster. Ulster County comprises the Kingston, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area and it is located in the states Mid-Hudson Region of the Hudson Valley The area of present-day Ulster County was called Esopus by Dutch settlers, it was part of the New Netherland Colony. In 1652, Thomas Chambers, a freeholder from the Manor of Rensselaerswyck, purchased land at Esopus, in 1683, the Duke of York created twelve counties in his province. Ulster County was one of them and its boundaries at that time included the present Sullivan County, and portions of the present Delaware and Greene Counties. In 1777, the capital of New York State was established at Kingston, in 1797, portions of Otsego and Ulster Counties were split off to create Delaware County. In 1798, the southernmost towns in Ulster County were moved into Orange County, in 1800, portions of Albany and Ulster Counties were split off to create Greene County.
In 1809, Sullivan County was split off from Ulster County, during the American Civil War volunteers were recruited from the more affluent families of the County to form the 139th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The Lake Mohonk Mountain House on Shawangunk Ridge was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 1,161 square miles. Ulster County is in the southeast part of New York State, south of Albany, much of the county is within the Catskill Mountains and the Shawangunk Ridge. The highest point is Slide Mountain, at approximately 4,180 feet above sea level, the lowest point is sea level along the Hudson River. The population density was 158 people per square mile, there were 77,656 housing units at an average density of 69 per square mile. 7. 6% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race,19. 2% were of Italian,16. 8% Irish,15. 5% German,6. 8% English, and 4. 7% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 90. 3% spoke English,4.
5% Spanish,1. 2% Italian, of all households,27. 90% were made up of individuals and 10. 20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the family size was 3.03. In the county, the population was out with 23. 50% under the age of 18,8. 70% from 18 to 24,29. 70% from 25 to 44,24. 70% from 45 to 64. The median age was 38 years, for every 100 females there were 99.10 males
New Paltz High School
New Paltz Central High School is situated in the town of New Paltz in upstate New York, on South Putt Corners Road. It serves students in grades 9-12 from the New Paltz Central School District, the original structure was completed during 1968, at which time the average class size was significantly smaller than for decades. During 2004 a new wing was added, New Paltz High School is known for academic success. The school has a variety of Advanced Placement courses that offer college credits and these classes are taken by students who want to challenge themselves in history, math, or literature and writing. Due to the schools small size, students receive much one-on-one attention. The school was recently rated 98 in Newsweeks top Public High Schools in the nation and this study bases rank from calculating the amount of Advanced Placement courses taken by students in the school and their success in taking them. The school mascot is the Huguenot, historically the Huguenots were a band of French Calvinists who, while escaping religious persecution played a major part in the European settlement of New Paltz.
New Paltz High School has several teams with sports in both JV class and Varsity class. Teams are raised from the population and are directed by faculty. Also added that year was a bowling club initiated by Matthew Perez, New Paltz has a good football program and have won 3 section titles including the 2010 Section 9 Class B title win over Marlboro High School. The cross country program is well-founded, with wins in MHALs. The Mens Varsity Swim Team placed 2nd in the New York State Championship Meet during 2010 at Buffalo, from the 1970s through the 1990s New Paltz had an elite wrestling program managed by coaches Kemble Matter and Frank Ciliberto. During the span from 1975 to 1993 New Paltz was the standard, winning 13 UCAL/MHAL titles. Other notable team wins were achieved at the Pascack Hills, NJ and Delaware Valley, the show was founded by English teacher Bill Zimmer and Computer Teacher Jen Cone. During the start of the 3rd season, new English teacher Joel Neden began to act for Zimmer due to his departure to become a principal of a different school district.
Zimmers replacement, an old NPHS veteran Joe Dolan now writes the script with Neden. The high school has its own radio station named Radio New Paltz. RNP is capable of broadcasting student produced shows and audio from sports commentary, charles Davis, NFL Announcer and College Football Analyst
Interstate 87 (New York)
Interstate 87 is a 333. 49-mile-long Interstate Highway located entirely within the U. S. state of New York, and is part of the main highway between New York City and Montreal. The highway begins in the Bronx borough of New York City, from there, the route runs northward through the Hudson Valley, the Capital District, and the easternmost part of the North Country to the Canadian border in the Town of Champlain. At its north end, I-87 continues into Quebec as Autoroute 15, I-87 connects with several regionally important roads, I-95 in New York City, New York State Route 17 near Harriman, I-84 near Newburgh, and I-90 in Albany. The route is the longest intrastate Interstate Highway in the Interstate Highway System, I-87 was assigned in 1957 as part of the establishment of the Interstate Highway System. North of Albany, I-87 follows the Adirondack Northway, a built in stages between 1957 and 1967. Early proposals for I-87 called for the route to take a more easterly course through the Hudson Valley and these plans were scrapped in 1970 when I-87 was realigned onto the Thruway between Westchester County and Newburgh.
I-87 is part of a strategic corridor between New York City, the largest metropolitan area in the U. S. and Montreal. Motorists can connect to multiple highways on I-87 to travel south along I-95 through the mid-Atlantic states. I-87 begins in the Bronx at the approach to the Triborough Bridge. The route heads west from the interchange, paralleling loosely with the Harlem River through Mott Haven, after 1 mile, the highway makes a turn to the north, mirroring a change in the nearby rivers course. It passes by Yankee Stadium on its way to Highbridge, where the Deegan connects to the Cross Bronx Expressway at the approach to the Alexander Hamilton Bridge. The Deegan remains in close proximity to the Harlem River until the waterway turns westward at Kingsbridge to form the edge of Manhattan. North of Kingsbridge, I-87 generally follows an alignment, passing through the center of Van Cortlandt Park as it connects to Mosholu Parkway. Mosholu Parkway links I-87 to the Henry Hudson and Saw Mill River parkways, past Jerome Avenue, the freeway gains a pair of service roads and heads north to the New York City–Yonkers border.
At the New York City–Yonkers border, I-87 changes to the New York State Thruway as the mainline proceeds northward through Yonkers and it connects with Central Park Avenue at exit 1, the first of 12 exits within the county. The first few exits serve various local streets, with exit 2 providing access to Yonkers Raceway, at exit 4, I-87 connects to the Cross County Parkway, an east–west parkway providing access to the Saw Mill River, Bronx River, and Hutchinson River parkways. The north-south parkways and I-95 run parallel to the Thruway through Southern Westchester, the Bronx River parkway leaves to the northeast midway through Yonkers, while the Saw Mill and Sprain Brook parkways follow the Thruway out of the city. All three highways take generally parallel tracks to Elmsford, where I-87 directly intersects the Saw Mill River Parkway at exit 7A, not far to the north is exit 8, a semi-directional T interchange with I-287
The Poughkeepsie Metro-North Railroad station serves Poughkeepsie, New York and surrounding areas as the north end of the Hudson Line. It is served by many Amtrak trains, which continue north to Albany, Montreal, trains leave for New York every hour on weekdays, and about every 25 minutes during rush hour. It is 73.5 miles from Grand Central Terminal and travel time to Grand Central is about one hour,46 minutes, Poughkeepsie is 8.5 miles from New Hamburg, the next station to the south. This is the longest distance between stations on the Hudson Line, the longest on any Metro-North main line, and the third longest on the entire system, built in 1918, the main station building is meant to be a much smaller version of Grand Central. It was a source of pride when it opened. In 1976 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places, it and its five-bay facade features sculptured masonry designs over the five high arched windows. To the west, a 420x15-foot steel-frame overhead walkway provides access to the tracks via stairs and elevators, today it continues westward to provides access to the adjacent parking garage.
At the time of the construction, it served the businesses along Main Street. The waiting room, modeled on Grand Central Terminal, is a high gallery lit during daylight by the windows, the 14 benches within are original finished chestnut pieces. The walls are paneled in wood to eight feet, after which the stone shows all the way to the cornice. More original woodwork, the stained walnut rafters, is present in the ceiling, possibly modeled after a design in San Miniato al Monte. The northernmost MTA Police substation is adjacent to the station as well, as of August 2006, daily commuter ridership was 1,633 and there were 1,101 parking spots. There are five tracks at the level, enough to accommodate Amtrak and Metro-North stops simultaneously. The fourth and easternmost has a speed limit and is used mainly for non-revenue maintenance trains or those experiencing difficulties. In the late 1960s the North-South Arterial was built and elevated immediately to the stations east, somewhat isolating it from the rest of the city.
Traffic going along the expressway gets a view of the station, and it. This station has two platforms each six cars long. The first Poughkeepsie station was built in 1850 as what became the New York Central Railroads Water Level Route worked its way up the Hudson River
Huguenot Street Historic District
Historic Huguenot Street is located in New Paltz, New York, approximately 90 miles north of New York City. After negotiating with the Esopus Indians, this group of Huguenots settled on a flat rise on the banks of the Wallkill River in 1678. The settlers named the site in honor of Die Pfalz, the region of present-day Germany that had provided temporary refuge before they came to America. Recent archaeological finds indicate that the area settled by the Huguenots was occupied by Native Americans prior to European contact. The site is one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in the United States, the house museums of Historic Huguenot Street are in their original village setting. The street has been included in the National Register of Historic Places since the Register was created in 1966, the site is owned and operated by Historic Huguenot Street, which was founded in 1894. In 1899, Historic Huguenot Street purchased the Jean Hasbrouck House as the first house museum on the street, in the 1950s and 60s, the organization and related family associations purchased most of the remaining stone houses in the district and subsequently opened them as museums.
These acquisitions were funded in part by descendants of the original Huguenot founders. Their family associations play a key role in supporting the institution today, in the 1980s, the organization began offering related educational and informative programming to the public—which it continues to do today. The site is open to the public and programming is offered year-round, in the Moment interpretations, delivered by staff in authentic historical clothing, are now part of the core experience, along with other types of programming. Visit the official website for current schedules & rates, two expansions were built later, as was a small cellar that was used to house African slaves. The house was built by the Bevier family, one of the founding families, the structure known as the Abraham Hasbrouck House was built in three phases in the 1720s and 30s. The first room of the house—the center room—was constructed in 1721 by Daniel Hasbrouck, the date 1721 is based on recent dendrochronology, which is a process by which wooden structural members are dated.
This house represents a New World innovation in Dutch-style architecture, the basic structure of the house consists of a series of H-bents which spread the weight of the house across the entire expanse. Also built in 1721 by Jeans son Jacob, this home is an excellent example of Hudson Valley Dutch architecture, in 2006, the north wall of the house was carefully dismantled and reconstructed. Reproduction Dutch-style casement windows were installed, interior restoration followed, resulting in a house that is an excellent example of how a comfortable family in the region lived in the mid-18th century. Built ca 1705 for the DuBois family, it might have served as a place for protection for the small community if needed. Originally a smaller 1½ story structure, this building was expanded to its current size in the late 1830s
Area code 845
Area code 845 is a telephone area code straddling the Hudson Valley region of the U. S. state of New York. 845 serves Rockland, Putnam and Ulster counties, and parts of Dutchess and Sullivan, Greene, Area code 845 was created on June 5,2000, from most of area code 914, which was retained by Westchester County. It was the first new area code in upstate New York since 1954, NANPA Area Code Map of New York
New York State Route 208
New York State Route 208 is a state highway located in southern New York in the United States. The southern terminus is at an intersection with NY 17M in the Orange County village of Monroe and its northern terminus is located at an intersection with NY32 and NY299 in the Ulster County village of New Paltz. 208 is a road for its entire length. The northern third, between Wallkill and New Paltz, boasts a near-continuous view of the Shawangunk Ridge, from its southern terminus at a busy traffic light in Monroe, NY208 quickly crosses U. S. Round Hill Elementary School heralds the approach of the village. Shortly after entering Washingtonville, it intersects with NY94, again it crosses the village line rather quickly, going through some sharp curves as it enters more open farmland. Here 208 deviates from its course, heading much more westward as it picks up the headwaters of Moodna Creek and passes its source. Shortly afterwards, it turns northward at the Sarah Wells Trail junction. Eventually the land surrounding the highway again becomes more wooded and it goes through a short tunnel under the railroad tracks shared by Norfolk Southern.
A mile or so past the tunnel,208 abruptly reaches NY207 outside the hamlet of Rock Tavern. 208 overlaps 207 for a hundred yards as the two roads pass small Browns Pond and a weir, 208 once again left to go north alongside the pond. It passes the west boundary of Stewart State Forest, goes over a rail spur, once part of the Wallkill Valley Railroad and enters Maybrook. A feature of town is the large Yellow Freight terminal in its north end. Shortly after leaving Maybrook,208 reaches Interstate 84 and this exit, the only one for several miles in either direction on the Interstate Highway, contains several businesses. Here, for the point on its entire length,208 swells beyond two lanes with the addition of turn lanes for the interstates onramps. There is a heavy presence at the Rt.208. Several companies have built facilities on Neelytown Road, including Home Depot, Cardinal Health. Also found in area is Federal Express Freight, Yellow Freight. North of I-84, the remains a two-lane until it intersects with NY 17K at Scotts Corners
With an average weekday ridership of 298,900 in 2014, it is the second-busiest commuter railroad in North America in terms of annual ridership, behind its sister railroad, the Long Island Rail Road. Metro-North provides rail service within New York City at a reduced fare. There are 124 stations on Metro-North Railroads five active lines, which operate on more than 775 miles of track, the MTA has jurisdiction, through Metro-North, over railroad lines on the western and eastern portions of the Hudson River in New York. Service on the side of the Hudson is operated by New Jersey Transit under contract with the MTA. Three lines provide service on the east side of the Hudson River to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan, the Hudson, Harlem. The Beacon Line is a line owned by Metro-North but is not in service. The Hudson and Harlem Lines terminate in Poughkeepsie and Wassaic, New York, the New Haven Line is operated through a partnership between Metro-North and the State of Connecticut. The Connecticut Department of Transportation owns the tracks and stations within Connecticut, MTA owns the tracks and stations and handles capital improvements within New York State. MTA performs routine maintenance and provides services for the entire line, its branches.
New cars and locomotives are purchased in a joint agreement between MTA and ConnDOT, with the agencies paying for 33. 3% and 66. 7% of costs respectively. ConnDOT pays more because most of the line is in Connecticut, the New Haven Line has three branches in Connecticut, the New Canaan Branch, Danbury Branch and Waterbury Branch. At New Haven, the Shore Line East connecting service, run by Connecticut, Amtrak operates intercity train service along the New Haven and Hudson Lines. The New Haven Line is part of Amtraks Northeast Corridor, at New Haven, the New Haven Line connects to the Amtrak New Haven–Springfield Line. The Hudson Line connects with the Oak Point Link and is the route for freight to and from the Bronx. Freight railroads CSX, CP Rail, P&W, and Housatonic Railroad have trackage rights on sections of the system, there are two branches, the Port Jervis Line and the Pascack Valley Line. The Port Jervis Line is accessed from two New Jersey Transit lines, the Main Line and the Bergen County Line.
The Port Jervis Line terminates in Port Jervis, New York, most stops for the Port Jervis and Pascack Valley Lines are in New Jersey, so New Jersey Transit provides most of the rolling stock and all the staff, Metro-North supplies some equipment. Metro-North equipment has been used on other New Jersey Transit lines on the Hoboken division, All stations west of the Hudson River in New York are owned and operated by Metro-North, except Suffern, which is owned and operated by New Jersey Transit
The Hudson Valley comprises the valley of the Hudson River and its adjacent communities in the U. S. state of New York, from the cities of Albany and Troy southward to Yonkers in Westchester County. In the Hudson Highlands, the river enters a cut during previous ice ages. To the west lie the extensive Appalachian highlands, in the Tappan Zee region, the west side of the river has high cliffs produced by an erosion-resistant diabase, these cliffs range from 400–800 feet in height. The Hudson Valley is one section of the larger Ridge-and-Valley province. The northern portions of the Hudson Valley fall within the Eastern Great Lakes, during the last ice age, the valley was filled by a large glacier that pushed south as far as Long Island. Near the end of the last ice age, the Great Lakes drained south down the Hudson River, Lake Ontario is the remnant of that Lake. Large sand deposits remain from where Lake Iroquois drained into the Hudson, the first Dutch settlement was in the 1610s with the establishment of Fort Nassau, a trading post south of modern-day Albany, with the purpose of exchanging European goods for beaver pelts.
Fort Nassau was replaced by Fort Orange, during the French and Indian War in the 1750s, the northern end of the valley became the bulwark of the British defense against French invasion from Canada via Lake Champlain. The valley became one of the regions of conflict during the American Revolution. Part of the strategy of the British was to sever the colonies in two by maintaining control of the river. In 1797, the capital of New York was established permanently at Albany. Following the building of the Erie Canal, the became an important industrial center. The canal opened the Hudson Valley and New York City to commerce with the Midwest, however, in the mid 20th century, many of the industrial towns went into decline. The area is associated with the Hudson River School, a group of American Romantic painters who worked from about 1830 to 1870, a similar 30-mile stretch of the east bank in Dutchess and Columbia counties has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Tourism became an industry as early as 1810, as elite visitors frequented the mineral water at Ballston Spa.
With convenient steamboat connections in New York City, and numerous hotels in romantic settings. Early guidebooks providing suggestions on their itinerary, middle-class people who read James Fenimore Coopers novels, or saw the paintings of the Hudson River School, were especially attracted. Hudson Valley Tech Valley is a name for the eastern part of New York State, including the Hudson Valley
The Esopus tribe was a tribe of Lenape Native Americans who were native to Upstate New York, specifically the region of the Catskill Mountains. Their lands included modern-day Ulster County and Sullivan County, New York, the tribe fought a series of conflicts against settlers from the New Netherland colony from September 1659 to September 1663, known as the Esopus Wars in and around Kingston, New York. At the conclusion of the conflict, the tribe sold large tracts of land to French Huguenot refugees in New Paltz, descendants of the Esopus tribe now live on the Stockbridge-Munsee reservation in Shawano County and among the Munsee Delaware of Ontario. Historians believe surviving Esopus joined with the Ramapough Mountain Indians of New Jersey following the wars, as well as some Wappinger people after Kiefts War in 1643
New York State Thruway
The New York State Thruway is a system of limited-access highways located within the state of New York in the United States. The tolled mainline of the Thruway extends for 496.00 miles from the New York City line at Yonkers to the Pennsylvania state line at Ripley by way of Albany and Buffalo. According to the International Bridge and Turnpike Association, the Thruway is the fifth busiest toll road in the United States, a tolled highway connecting the major cities of New York was first proposed as early as the 1940s. The first section of the Thruway, between Utica and Rochester, opened on June 24,1954, the remainder of the mainline and many of its spurs connecting to highways in other states and provinces were built in the 1950s. When the Interstate Highway System was created in 1957, much of the Thruway system was included as portions of Interstate 87, I-90, other segments became part of I-190 and I-287 shortly afterward. The portion of I-84 in New York was part of the Thruway system from 1991 to 2010, the Thruway utilizes both open tolling and closed tolling.
Tickets are used on the Thruway mainline between Harriman and the suburbs of Buffalo and from the southern suburbs of Buffalo to the Pennsylvania state line. The Berkshire Connector utilizes a ticket-based tolling system, the portion of the mainline south of Harriman, the New England Thruway, and the Niagara Thruway have open tolling systems, with all three highways containing at least one toll barrier. The last two components—the Garden State Parkway Connector and the Cross-Westchester Expressway—and the section of the mainline in, the highways extend for 569.83 miles, making the Thruway system one of the largest toll highway systems in the United States. The longest of the six components is the 496-mile mainline, of the 570 miles in the Thruway system,560.85 miles carries at least one Interstate Highway designation. They are designated as New York State Route 982L, NY 912M, the speed limit, enforced by the New York State Police, is 65 miles per hour along most of the Thruway. I-90, which comprises the bulk of the mainline and the Berkshire Connector, I-87 comprises the remaining 148.15 miles of the mainline, including an 18.
86-mile concurrency with I-287 north of New York City. I-287 covers another 29.76 miles, while I-190 spans 21.24 miles, all highways maintained by the New York State Thruway Authority lack the reference markers that exist on all New York State Department of Transportation-maintained roads, as would be expected. In their place, NYSTA-controlled roadways use small, square tenth-mile markers with a white background and blue numbering. The mainline of the Thruway begins, both in terms of numbers and mileposts, at the boundary between the New York City borough of the Bronx and the Westchester County city of Yonkers. Here, I-87 changes from the Major Deegan Expressway to the Thruway as the mainline proceeds northward through Yonkers and it connects with Central Park Avenue at exit 1, the first of 12 exits within the county. The first few exits serve various local streets, with exit 2 providing access to Yonkers Raceway, the Hutchinson River and Bronx River parkways leave to the northeast midway through Yonkers, while the Saw Mill and Sprain Brook parkways follow the Thruway out of the city.
All three highways take generally parallel tracks to Elmsford, where I-87 directly intersects the Saw Mill River Parkway at exit 7A, not far to the north is exit 8, a semi-directional T interchange with I-287
Poughkeepsie, New York
Poughkeepsie /pəˈkɪpsi/, officially the City of Poughkeepsie, is a city in the state of New York, United States, which is the county seat of Dutchess County. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 32,736, Poughkeepsie is in the Hudson Valley midway between New York City and Albany, and is part of the New York metropolitan area. Poughkeepsie is known as The Queen City of the Hudson and it was settled in the 17th century by the Dutch and became New Yorks second capital shortly after the American Revolution. It was chartered as a city in 1854. S, the city of Poughkeepsie lies in New Yorks 18th congressional district. The site of Poughkeepsie was purchased from the Indians in 1686 by Robert Sanders, an Englishman, and Myndert Harmense Van Den Bogaerdt, the first settlers were the families of Barent Baltus Van Kleeck and Hendrick Jans van Oosterom. The settlement grew quickly, and the Reformed Church of Poughkeepsie was established by 1720, the community was set off from the town of Poughkeepsie when it became an incorporated village on 27 March 1799.
The city of Poughkeepsie was chartered on 28 March 1854, spared from battle during the American Revolution, Poughkeepsie became the second capital of New York. With its ratification, New York entered the new union as the eleventh of the thirteen colonies to join together as the United States of America. In 1799, a new seal was created for Poughkeepsie, due to the areas natural beauty and proximity to New York City, families such as the Astors and Vanderbilts built palatial weekend homes nearby. The city is home to the oldest continuously operating entertainment venue in the state, the city is on the western edge of Dutchess County, bordered by the Hudson River on the west and by the town of Poughkeepsie on the north and south. There are two crossings of the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, the Mid-Hudson Bridge for motor vehicles and pedestrians, according to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 5.7 square miles. 5.1 square miles of it is land, and 0.23 square miles of it is water and it is about 75 miles north of New York City and is in southeastern New York State.
It receives approximately 44.12 inches of precipitation per year, much of which is delivered in the late spring, due to its inland location, Poughkeepsie can be very cold during the winter, with temperatures dropping below zero a few times per year. Poughkeepsie can be hit by powerful noreasters, but usually significantly less snow or rain from these storms compared to locations to the south. As of the census of 2010, there were 32,736 people, the population density was 5,806.2 inhabitants per square mile. There were 13,153 housing units at a density of 2,556.6 per square mile. 35. 4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13. 2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older, the average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.15. In the city, the population was out with 25. 9% under the age of 18,12. 2% from 18 to 24,29. 2% from 25 to 44,19. 0% from 45 to 64