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
    Email:
    info@kingston-ny.gov

    Kingston News

    2/24/2021 - Broadway Sewer Project Begins This Week

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    February 24, 2021

     

    Broadway Sewer Project Begins This Week

     

    KINGSTON, NY – The City of Kingston staff and project managers have released more detailed information regarding the sewer work happening on Broadway. 

    The City of Kingston Department of Public Works have posted No Parking signs and will be doing snow removal along Broadway in advance of the sewer project beginning this week. Due to the recent snow storm, some snow removal was delayed, but will be continuing this week as weather allows. 

    On Wednesday, February 24, roadway signal striping and installing of barricades and sidewalk fencing occurred in the Broadway sewer project area, starting at Henry Street and heading west. Traffic will shift to two lane on Broadway from the Roundabout project to just past Field Court.

    O’Neil Street to Downs Street will be the first scheduled work area, which will have concrete jersey barrier placed along the travel lanes for the duration of work and fence placed along the curb side to protect pedestrians. Work in this block is expected to take about three weeks. Road plates will be placed over the trench at night and weekends for protection.  Excavation will then proceed west towards St. James Street. The project is expected to be complete by May 15.

    There will be parking limitations on Broadway in the work zone as the construction projects proceeds. In order to accommodate the sewer work, there will be no parking between Henry Street and St. James on the south side of the street. There will be limited parking on the north side of Broadway. Limited deliveries may be able to access the north side of Broadway, behind barrels, where not in conflict with construction. The City of Kingston has received permission to allow parking in the Restorative Justice Center parking lot (across from The Anchor) from 5:00pm until 6:00am, Monday through Friday,  and all day on weekends. Parking will also be available in the public parking lot next to Sea Deli and on all of the side streets. Parking signage will be installed to direct drivers to open parking areas. “Business Open” signs will also be posted. All attempts will be made to allow parking as much as possible while construction is ongoing. 

    “We know what a big inconvenience this construction is for businesses and residents, but unless dealt with now, a catastrophic collapse of the sewer line would be possible,” said Mayor Noble. “If that were to happen, it would be a complete shutdown Broadway and might require businesses to close until a temporary sewer pipe system could be installed. The reason we are doing this project now is due to the possibility of a collapse, and to coincide with other major infrastructure work that is scheduled to start back up this spring. We thank County Executive Pat Ryan for helping make room for parking in the probation lot after work hours and on weekends, and we will continue to seek solutions to parking availability as the project continues. We know it’s painful, and we apologize, but we really must complete this vital work.”

    The City of Kingston will have weekly roadwork updates on the website homepage, Facebook and in the Mayor’s newsletter, which will include the Broadway sewer work, the Broadway Streetscape Project, and the I-587 Roundabout construction, among other ongoing roadwork.