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The City of Kingston, NY

    Welcome to the City of Kingston, NY

    Kingston, dating to the arrival of the Dutch in 1652, is a vibrant city with rich history and architecture, was the state's first capital, and a thriving arts community. City Hall is in the heart of the community at 420 Broadway, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except July & August (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  Come tour our historic City, with restaurants that are among the region's finest, and local shopping that promises unique finds.

    Historic Churches

    Kingston is home to many historic churches. The oldest church still standing is the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston which was organized in 1659. Referred to as The Old Dutch Church, it is located in Uptown Kingston. Many of the city's historic churches populate Wurts street (6 in one block) among them Hudson Valley Wedding Chapel is a recently restored church built in 1867 and now a chapel hosting weddings. Another church in the Rondout is located at 72 Spring Street. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1849. The original church building at the corner of Hunter Street and Ravine Street burned to the ground in the late 1850s. The current church on Spring Street was built in 1874.

    Kingston, NY

    Kingston became New York's first capital in 1777, and was burned by the British on October 13, 1777, after the Battles of Saratoga. In the 19th century, the city became an important transport hub after the discovery of natural cement in the region, and had both railroad and canal connections.

    Kingston, NY

    The town of Rondout, New York, now a part of the city of Kingston, became an important freight hub for the transportation of coal from Honesdale, Pennsylvania to New York City through the Delaware and Hudson Canal. This hub was later used to transport other goods, including bluestone. Kingston shaped and shipped most of the bluestone made to create the sidewalks of New York City.

     

    Contact Us

    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    #7 BROADWAY STREETSCAPE PROJECT Construction Updates

     

    Click here for the project overview page and designs. 

    Project Host City of Kingston
    Project Manager's Contact Information
    John Schultheis 
    City Engineer
    845-334-3967
    jschultheis@kingston-ny.gov
    Construction Updates  
    Week of April 6th, 2020 Luizzi Brothers will be setting up traffic control signage, conducting layout and stake out, removing on street parking meters, and storing materials at their staging area.  Sidewalk removal and replacement will begin on April 6, 2020 in a block by block manner starting on the south side of the 800 block between St. James and Liberty.
    Weeks of April 13th & 20th, 2020 

    Sidewalk removal will begin on the south side just west of the Mobil Station and proceed in a block by block manner toward UPAC.  Parking meters and trees have been removed, and existing tree stumps will be removed.  Installation of new sidewalks, curbs, and pads for future amenities such as bike racks, benches, parking meter kiosks, etc. will begin.  Also, installation of bases for new light poles will begin. New light poles have been ordered.

    Week of April 27th    Light pole bases and pull boxes were installed between Henry and Cedar Streets. The sidewalk from Henry Street to Pine Grove Avenue has been removed. Excavation for the bioswales and snow storage area between the sidewalk and the street pavement will begin.  The area where there will be a new pocket park and re-alignment of the intersection with Henry Street has been excavated. Rectangular rapid flashing beacon pole bases are being installed.  
    Week of May 4th, 2020
    This coming week you will see additional excavation from Henry Street to the YMCA along the roadside edge, which signals the start of installation of under drain.  Excavation is also being done for the bioswales. More new light pole bases will be installed with connecting conduit.  
    Week of May 11th, 2020

    Granite curb installation will begin by setting the grade the new curb will sit on. A two foot conduit for lights and signals in the same area will be installed, and the underdrain and bioswale construction will continue from UPAC toward the YMCA.  New pads for benches, litter & recycling receptacles, bike racks, and kiosks will be installed.  Various manholes and valve boxes in the construction area will be adjusted. 


    A bioswale being installed in front of UPAC. Trees, shrubs, and grasses will occupy the bioswale, and stormwater will slowly infiltrate the ground rather than enter the stormwater pipes. 

    Weeks of May 18th and 26th Grading of the sidewalk areas between Henry Street and the YMCA, including the areas near the UPAC, will be ongoing. Curbing and bioswales will be installed.  A few light pole bases must be removed, and new pole bases, which fit the new poles, will be installed. From Henry Street going west to VanBuren Street there will be some edge of pavement saw cutting and sidewalk and curb demo.   
    Weeks of June 1st and June 8th

    The contractors will continue to grade, clean up, and set up for the installation of the sidewalk from Henry Street to Pine Grove starting on June 15th.  They will complete setting the curb in this area, including the pieces with slots for drainage into the bioswales. Preparation of the pad for bluestone under UPAC will be under way. A gutter with a backstop curb (poured concrete cast-in-place) will be installed from Napa to the YMCA. Meanwhile, work of saw cutting and removal of old sidewalk will also continue between Henry and Van Buren Streets. 


    Broadway contractors grading the area for the sidewalk under the Greenkill Avenue Bridge.