KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has paid a visit to Kingston to tout the Hudson River community's efforts to revitalize its downtown.

The Democratic governor visited Kingston on Monday, announcing that six projects have been selected to benefit from $10 million in state redevelopment funds.

The state's first capital city, Kingston plans to use the funds to upgrade and renovate its downtown Stockade District. Local streets and pedestrian walkways will be redesigned for easier access. A local pool and stadium will be renovated and the remnants of a historic building will be preserved. New amenities such as a pedestrian bridge at Kingston Plaza will also be added.

Kingston was one of several winners of Cuomo's $10 million downtown redevelopment prize, intended to help local communities revitalize their core neighborhoods.

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