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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

    Kingston News

    3/27/2020 - Roadwork Update: Week of March 30, 2020

     

    ROADWORK UPDATE

    Week of March 30

    Central Hudson: Gas line replacement work will continue on West O'Reilly Street, with no entry into customers homes or interruptions of their services. 

    Main installations happening this week on: Tremper Ave between Albany Ave and Elmendorf Street; Clinton between Franklin and Liberty; East Chester Street between Mickey's Igloo heading toward Garrison; and Garrison St & Grant .

    Empire State Trail: The Contractor will continue erosion control measures, and drainage on Route 32 will begin the week of March 30. Minor traffic delays should be anticipated.

    Roundabout Updates: Island removals and placement of gravel will continue. Removal of statue and overhead signs to begin week of March 30. Drainage and temporary traffic signal work to start week of April 6. Traffic delays should be expected. 

    NYSDOT recently unveiled a new public service announcement and social media campaign focused on the importance of driving responsibly in work zones. The video highlights the importance of paying attention in work zones and obeying New York State’s “Move Over” laws.

    Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.  In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver license.

    For up-to-date travel information, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org.

    Follow New York State DOT’s Hudson Valley Region on Twitter: @NYSDOTHV. Find NYSDOT on Facebook at facebook.com/NYSDOT

     

    Week of March 23, 2020

    Central Hudson will be working on service installation on Clinton Ave without accessing customers homes, and will be installing gas mains on Elmendorf Street between Tremper Ave and Belvedere St, and on Lincoln Ave near Clifton and Grant Street.

     

    Week of March 16, 2020

    Central Hudson is to begin work on gas services on Tuesday, March 17 on Clinton Ave between St James and Liberty.  This will be limited in nature.

     

    Week of March 9, 2020

    The NYS Department of Transit is currently starting two major projects in Kingston: the I-587 Roundabout and the Empire State Trail connection on Greenkill Ave. The City will be communicating weekly updates for roadwork and related construction, as well as updating the public about Central Hudson's gasline replacement work, when we have that information available.  

    Starting the week of March 9, there will be roadside construction along Greenkill Avenue that maycause intermittent traffic delays. 

    I-587 Roundabout Project Update: Removal of monuments and flagpoles will be completed mid-March. Excavation and placement of gravel in islands and drainage will also begin approximately mid-March.  Some minor traffic delays should be expected.

    Starting on/around March 16, Central Hudson will resume gas-line replacement work in the City of Kingston, starting with Elmendorf, Tremper and Belvedere.  

    Central Hudson will be holding an Open House at City Hall in the Council Chambers on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 6:00-8:00pm to give information on upcoming gas main work and answer any questions. 

    For a full list of streets that will be affected by Central Hudson utility line replacement this construction season, please visit:

     

    Week of February 17, 2020

    Project Update 2/19/2020: The tree and stump removal continues and will be complete soon. Outside site work has slowed due to weather constraints until approximately March 9, 2020. The next update will be out at approximately that time.

     

    NYSDOT recently unveiled a new public service announcement and social media campaign focused on the importance of driving responsibly in work zones. The video highlights the importance of paying attention in work zones and obeying New York State’s “Move Over” laws.

    Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.  In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver license.

    For up-to-date travel information, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org.

    Follow New York State DOT’s Hudson Valley Region on Twitter: @NYSDOTHV. Find NYSDOT on Facebook at facebook.com/NYSDOT

     

    Week of February 3, 2020 

    From NYSDOT regarding the I-587 Roundabout roadwork: Over the next two weeks, work zone signing and variable message boards will be installed to notify residents and motorists of the work zone. 

    Next week, the monument and flags will be removed and stored, and tree removal will begin.  Between 9:00am and 4:00pm, brief traffic stoppages for less than five minutes may occur.  Additional site work, including overhead sign removal and lighting, will continue with little to no impact to traffic.

    NYSDOT recently unveiled a new public service announcement and social media campaign focused on the importance of driving responsibly in work zones. The video highlights the importance of paying attention in work zones and obeying New York State’s “Move Over” laws.

    Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.  In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver license.

    For up-to-date travel information, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org.

    Follow New York State DOT’s Hudson Valley Region on Twitter: @NYSDOTHV. Find NYSDOT on Facebook at facebook.com/NYSDOT