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

    #5 Hasbrouck Delaware Parklet

      

     

    Project Host City of Kingston
    Project Goals
    • Create a pocket park that will provide additional access, safety, amenities, and interpretation of the Kingston Point Rail Trail at the Hasbrouck and Delaware Avenue intersection.
    • Build a staircase from the Kingston Point Rail Trail just near the entrance to the tunnel up to the street level.
    • Create a "parklet" area where people can enjoy seating, nature, and a new gateway to the trail.
    • Build new sidewalks at the street intersection.
    Funder(s) & Amounts For the hardscape phase
    Hudson River Valley Greenway - Greenway Conservancy Program to the City - $30,000
    Community Development Block Grant Program - $51,600
    Consolidated Highway Improvement Program - $135,000

    For the landscape phase
    Hudson River Valley Greenway - Greenway Conservancy Program Grant to the Kingston Land Trust - $20,000
    Project Manager's Contact Information Kristen Wilson
    Grants Manager
    845-334-3962
    kwilson@kingston-ny.gov
    Project Status (Updated Oct 2018)

    The City Engineering Office in collaboration with the Kingston Land Trust Community Design Team with significant volunteer contribution from KaN Landscape created the design for this project. A public meeting regarding the design took place on September 26, 2017. Design documents presented at the meeting can be viewed by visiting the links in the next row of this page. Comments on the design were accepted until 4:30 pm on October 13, 2017. The Technical Advisory Committee considered the comments and finalized the design. The project is being completed in two phases: 1) the hardscape phase, and 2) the landscape phase. The hardscape phase was advertised for bid on August 17, 2018, and the award was made to Sun Up Enterpises in September 2018. Construction began in October 2018, and it is anticipated that it will be completed in December 2018.

    The hardscape phase, under construction now, includes construction of sidewalks, crosswalks on speed tables, extension of the park area and re-orientation of the roadway intersection, clearing of brush, addition of topsoil, and planting of grass to stabilize the slopes and avoid erosion.

    The landscape phase to take place in 2019 will include the installation of plants, park furniture, and a shade structure. It will also involve the installation of a stairway from the parklet to the future Kingston Point Rail Trail on the east side of the tunnel. The City will be working with the Kingston Land Trust and the community to complete the landscape phase.

    Project Links

    HD Parklet Hardscape Phase Construction Documents
    HD Parklet Tri-fold Flyer in English
    HD Parklet Tri-fold Flyer En Espanol 
    HD Parklet Construction Document for Hardscape
    HD Parklet Conceptual Design Overview
    HD Parklet Conceptual Design View from East
    HD Parklet Conceptual Design Bird's Eye View
    HD Parklet Supporting Pages to Design
    Shade Structure Models