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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.

     

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    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    6/30/2020 - Parking Lot Paving Completes Forsyth Park Improvements Project

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    June 30, 2020 

     

    Parking Lot Paving Completes Forsyth Park Improvements

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce the City of Kingston will be completing the Forsyth Park Improvements project with construction and paving in the Forsyth Park playground and tennis courts parking lots. 

    Paving is the final component of the project, which was funded by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) and completed the Forsyth Park playground, Kinderland 2. Paving preparations are being completed by the Kingston Department of Public Works and the parking lot paving and construction work will be done by Callanan Industries this week, weather permitting. On the day of paving, the sections being paved will be closed, and will be clearly marked with cones and no parking signs. 

    The Forsyth Park Improvements project was awarded in December 2014 for upgrades to the playground and tennis courts, which have already been completed, and paving of the parking lots and access road. 

    “This final component of the Forsyth Park project allows us the opportunity to make needed improvements to long-neglected informal parking areas of one of our most popular parks, and closes out a long-standing grant affording us future opportunities for funding through OPRHP that have been previously limited. This new formal parking will be a far safer and clearer system for park users and will be much easier for us to maintain,” said Julie Noble, Project Manager and the City’s Environmental Education and Sustainability Coordinator. 

    “This is great news. Forsyth Park is one of our greatest assets in Uptown and I’d like to thank this administration and especially the personnel at DPW for all their work to make this happen, said Jeffrey Ventura-Morell, Alderman Ward 1.

    “We’ve all been eager to see the Forsyth Park project be completed. These improvements are much needed and will provide a more safe and user-friendly parking lot for all visitors,” said Lynsey Timbrouck, Recreation Director. 

    Funding for this project is from a New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) grant in the amount of $304,354.00, with a $197,629.00 match from the City of Kingston.