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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

    5/7/2020 - City Launches EngageKingston.com with Two Project Surveys

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    May 7, 2020

    City Launches EngageKingston.com with Two Project Surveys

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Office of Grants Management are pleased to announce the launch of EngageKingston.com, a new public engagement website to facilitate and encourage community participation in City projects and initiatives.

    EngageKingston.com is a hub where community members can find information about City projects in planning and design phases and provide input to help guide decisions that affect the entire community. Once site visitors register and engage with a project, they will receive updates such as key dates, new participation opportunities, and survey results. The site offers unique interactive tools such as quick polls, mapping, and Q&As. The website has the capability to be immediately translated into 108 languages, including Spanish, creating better access to our government projects for all of Kingston’s diverse residents.

    Pilot projects now on the site include the DRI Dietz Stadium\Andretta Pool and Uptown Transportation projects, where residents can weigh in on surveys about reconfiguring Schwenk Drive and improving three intersections along Clinton Avenue for safety and accessibility. Two open surveys are designed to collect a range of user experiences and safety concerns, and gather feedback on improvements that will help the City achieve its accessibility goals. The surveys will be open until June 8.

    “We are thrilled to launch EngageKingston.com at a time when reaching the community is even more challenging,” said Mayor Noble. “This interactive site will enable the City to continue engaging the public in meaningful ways through the pandemic, at a time when we cannot hold in-person public meetings.”

    More projects will be added to EngageKingston.com regularly, including many of the City’s portfolio of grant-funded transportation and water infrastructure projects, planning documents, housing initiatives, parks and sustainability programs, and more.

    Project pages and participation opportunities coming soon include:

    • Broadway & Grand Street Intersection Improvements
    • Arts & Culture Master Plan
    • Midtown Parking Lots
    • Wilbur Avenue Paving
    • Pedestrian Safety Action Plan
    • Franklin Street Complete Streets Project

    “The people of Kingston are very civically active, and they have often asked for more ways to participate in the process of municipal projects,” said Noble. “We hope this new education and engagement tool will further the reach of our traditional methods of communication, and bring more voices into the conversation.”

    EngageKingston.com is made possible with funding provided by the New York State Downtown Revitalization Initiative. It has also been funded in part by the Climate Smart Community Grant Program, Title15 of the Environmental Protection Fund through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.