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:
    [email protected]

    Kingston News

    9/30/2022 - Roadwork Update, Week of October 3, 2022

    Roadwork Update

    Week of October 3, 2022

    Midtown Parking Lots Green Improvements: work is continuing on the Cornell Street lot, and work has begun on the Prince Street lot (next to Monkey Joe). The odd-side of Hoffman St. between Broadway and the exit of the Midtown Center will be reserved for Prince Street Lot Annual Parking Permit holders.

    Paving on Clifton Ave will be completed by 6pm Friday, September 30, with cleanup early next week. More paving will be announced soon.

    Central Hudson: main installation will continue next week on Lucas Ave between Emerson Ave and Catskill Ave with detours and road closures. Service replacements will begin on Johnston Ave, Westbrook Pl, and Sharon Lane.

    Wurts Street Bridge: As of this week, NYSDOT will terminate late night operations and second shift work. Intermittent night work and/or longer work shifts may be required as this project moves forward, but will be limited. The Saturday work is anticipated to continue into early November.

    Wilbur Ave: substantial progress has been made on the project, with the first paving to be placed on Tuesday, October 4. 

     

      

    Week of September 26

    Milling on Clifton Avenue will be finished Friday, September 23, with paving on September 29-30. 

    Central Hudson: work will continue on Westbrook Place and Sharon Lane with crews heading to Lucas Ave near Emerson Ave late in the week or early the following week. 

    There will be No Parking in the Cornell Street parking lot on Monday, September 26, and possibly the morning of Tuesday, September 27, to allow for paving and striping work.

     

    Week of September 19

    Paving next week will begin on Clifton Avenue from Highland Avenue to Flatbush Avenue. The area has been prepared, with milling expected to begin on/about September 22 and paving on September 29-30. 

    Central Hudson: the Clifton Ave gasline replacement project is complete. Crews will be moving over to the Lucas Ave project and will be starting on Johnston Ave and Westbrook Place next week. 

    Wilbur Avenue Paving Project: ongoing prep work ahead of paving reclamation. Expect lane closure or delays while drainage and guardrail work is occurring.

    Franklin Street Complete Streets Project: sidewalk and curbing work continues. Please use caution when traveling in the area. Sidewalk construction will start on the south side next week.

    More info about paving projects can be found at https://kingston-ny.gov/paving.

     

    Week of September 12

    Construction on the Wilbur Avenue Paving Project will begin between West O’Reilly Street and Greenkill Avenue on Monday, September 12, 2022. The road will remain open at all times.

    Paving is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 13 on Van Buren, and is expected to be completed on Wednesday, September 14, weather depending. 

    Central Hudson will be working on Clifton Ave to perform the final retirement of the gas line replacement on the street.

    Franklin Street Complete Streets Project: Construction continues on the north side of Franklin Street from Wall Street to Prospect Street.

     

    Week of September 6

    Central Hudson will be wrapping up work on Clifton Ave later in the week. Road closures and detours will be in place. A service replacement crew will be working on Farrelly St. 

    Franklin Street Complete Streets Project to date, new granite curb and new bluestone sidewalks have been installed from Wall Street to Prospect on the north side and are near completion. Work will begin soon from Prospect Street to Broadway. Central Hudson continues relocating poles in the upcoming weeks.

    Midtown Parking Lots Green Infrastructure construction continues on the Cornell Street parking lot. Paving will begin next week for the remaining porous pavement parking areas and along Thomas Street.

    The porous pavement parking areas on the east side have been constructed and the concrete curb installed. Construction continuous on the bioifiltration practices.

     

    Week of August 29

    Paving: DPW will be working on preparation for the Clifton Ave paving project. Clifton Avenue from Flatbush to Highland will be milled on September 19 and will be paved on/around September 25-26, weather depending.

    Franklin Street: construction continues on the north side of Franklin Street from Wall Street to Prospect Street. New granite curb has been installed from Wall Street up to Prospect Street on north side. Bluestone sidewalks are partially installed up to Clinton Avenue on the north side.

    Excavation, base material and forms are currently being installed for concrete sidewalk from Clinton Avenue to Prospect Street on the north side.

    Stamped and colored ADA ramps will be installed next week at three locations – two on Pine Street and 1 at Clinton Avenue.

    Central Hudson continues relocating poles in the upcoming weeks.

    Excavation for sidewalks and curbs is anticipated to begin between Prospect Street and Broadway (North Side).

    Midtown Parking Lots Improvements Project: construction continues on the Cornell Street parking lot. The porous pavement parking areas on the east side have been constructed and are awaiting a concrete curb and paving. Construction has begun on the biofiltration practices.

    The Sea Deli parking lot is awaiting timber rail and pipe for the bio-retention areas.

     

    Week of August 22, 2022

    Central Hudson: Service replacements will continue on Clifton Avenue with detours and road closures. Gas main work will take place on Florence St and Clifton Ave.

    Paving: Last week, paving on West O’Reilly Street from Broadway to just beyond Mary’s Ave was completed.

    This week, milling and paving will take place on:

    · Highland Avenue from Foxhall Ave to E. Chester Street and E. Chester Street to the dead-end

    · Hasbrouck Place from Hasbrouck Ave. to Highland Ave.

    · Clifton Avenue from Highland Ave. to Park St.

    Paving is expected to be completed by September 2, 2022. During paving, there may be detours and changes in traffic patterns. 

     

    Week of August 15, 2022

    The next round of paving will be:

    • Highland Avenue from Foxhall Ave to E. Chester Street and E. Chester Street to the dead-end
    • Hasbrouck Place from Hasbrouck Ave. to Highland Ave.
    • Clifton Avenue from Highland Ave. to Park St.
    • West O’Reilly Street from Broadway to just beyond Mary’s Ave

    Milling will begin on or about August 22, and paving is expected to be completed by September 2, 2022, weather depending. During paving, there may be detours and changes in traffic patterns.

    Central Hudson: Service replacements will continue on Gage Street, Abbey St. and Clifton Avenue with detours and road closures. Main line tie-ins on Highland Ave. and Park St. 

    Franklin Street Complete Streets Project construction continues on the north side from Walls Street to Clinton Avenue. New granite curb has been installed up to Clinton Avenue on the north side, and bluestone sidewalks are partially installed up to Pine Street on the north side. Central Hudson will be relocating utility poles in the upcoming weeks.

    Midtown Parking Lots Green Infrastructure construction continues on the Cornell Street parking lot. The Fashion Lane extension from Thomas Street to Cornell Street has been established and paved. The porous pavement parking areas on the west side have been paved.

     

    Week of August 8, 2022

    Central Hudson: Service replacements will continue next week on Gage Street, Farrelly St, and Clifton Avenue with detours and road closures.  

    Work continues on the Midtown Parking Lots Green Infrastructure Improvements Project.

    Franklin Street Complete Streets project: work continuing generally south of Clinton Avenue.

    Regular Roadwork Updates are posted on the City's website here. More info about paving projects can be found at https://kingston-ny.gov/paving.

    Week of August 1, 2022

    Paving on Prince Street from Jansen to Foxhall, Garden Street from Foxhall to Hasbrouck, and East O’Reilly from Hasbrouck to Broadway started Friday, July 29, and is expected to be completed early next week, weather depending.

    Central Hudson: Service replacements will continue next week on Gage Street and Clifton Ave with detours and road closures. 

     

    Week of July 25, 2022

    Paving on Prince Street from Jansen to Foxhall, Garden Street from Foxhall to Hasbrouck, and East O’Reilly from Hasbrouck to Broadway will begin next week. DPW has begun preparing the area. Milling will begin on or about Monday, July 25, 2022. Paving is expected to be completed by Friday, August 5, 2022, weather depending.

    Central Hudson: Service replacements will continue next week with limited activity on Gage Street with detours and road closures.

     

    Week of July 18, 2022

    Central Hudson will continue service replacementsnext week on Gage St with detours and road closures.

    The next project area will be:

    · Lucas Ave, between Washington Ave and Golf Ter

    ·Burhans Blvd

    ·Westbrook Pl

    ·Johnston Ave, north of Main St

    ·Sharon Ln, north of Main St

    Central Hudson invites the public to attend an open house informational session on Monday, August 1, from 5pm to 7pm at the Forsyth Park pavilion (125 Lucas Ave).

    Work for the Midtown Parking Lots Green Infrastructure project has begun at the Cornell Street lot.

     The Franklin Street Complete Streets Project sidewalk construction and curbing along Franklin St between Wall St. & Oak Street is underway. Parking will be restricted for the next couple of weeks in this area, before construction moves further down the street.

    More info about paving projects can be found at https://kingston-ny.gov/paving

     

    Week of July 11, 2022

    PAVING: the next round of paving will be Prince Street from Jansen to Foxhall, Garden Street from Foxhall to Hasbrouck, and East O’Reilly from Hasbrouck to Broadway. DPW has begun preparing the area. Milling will begin on or about Monday, July 25, 2022 and paving is expected to be completed by Friday, August 5, 2022, weather depending. 

    Work has begun on the Midtown Parking Lot Improvements/Green Infrastructure Project.

    The permanent traffic signals have been installed at the Broadway/Grand/Pine Grove intersection.

    Central Hudson: Service replacements will continue on Emerick St, Gage St, and Farrelly St with detours and road closures.  

    More info about paving projects can be found at https://kingston-ny.gov/paving.

     

    Week of July 5, 2022

    Paving on Harding Ave, York Place, and Colfax Place is complete. The next round of paving will be announced soon.

    Midtown parking lots: work is proceeding on the parking lot next to the former Sea Deli restaurant.

    Franklin Street Complete Streets Project: Demolition work in preparation of work by Central Hudson to relocate overhead utilities. Curb and sidewalk work beginning.

    Central Hudson: Service replacements will continue next week on Florence St, Stephan Street, Lincoln St, and Farrelly St with detours and road closures. 

     

    Week of June 27, 2022

    Paving on Harding Ave, York Place, and Colfax Place is expected to begin Wednesday, June 29 and completed by Friday, July 1.

    Central Hudson: Main installation will continue on Gage Street with road closures and lane changes.

    Service replacements will continue on Clifton Avenue, Florence St, and Stephan Street with detours and road closures.

     

    Week of June 20, 2022

    Paving: the next round of paving will be Harding Ave, York Place, and Colfax Place. DPW is preparing the area for paving work, including cleaning sewer mains under the roads and trimming trees to make room for the paving machinery.

    Milling is expected to begin Thursday, June 23, and weather permitting, paving is expected to begin Wednesday, June 29 and completed by Friday, July 1.

    Central Hudson: Main installation will continue next week on Farrelly St, Gage St, and Emerick St with road closures and lane changes. Service replacements will continue on Clifton Ave and Stephan Street with detours and road closures.

     

    Week of June 13, 2022

    Paving on Washington Avenue will be completed on Friday, June 10.

    Central Hudson: Main installation will continue next week on Farrelly St, Lincoln St, Gage St, and Stephan St with road closures and lane changes.

    Service replacements will continue on Clifton Ave and Stephan Street with detours and road closures. 

     

    Week of June 6, 2022

    Elmendorf Bridge: work is completed and the bridge is reopened for use. 

    Central Hudson: Main installation will continue next week on Stephan Street, Farrelly Street, Florence Street, Hayes Street, Gage and Lincoln Street with road closures and lane changes.

    Service replacements will continue on Clifton Avenue (Highland Ave. to Lincoln Street) and Shufeldt Street with detours and road closures.

    Wurts Street Bridge: Current ongoing work includes abutment pedestal replacement along with the removal of the chamber floors, removal of existing bridge sidewalk railings, removing welded clips, removal of rivets and replacement with high strength bolt. Current steel replacement activities include; removing and installing and torqueing down gusset plates, replacing sidewalk steel, wind chord and lateral wind bracing. Pedestrian protection system is now installed beneath bridge over walkway adjacent to the Rondout Creek.

    Abeel St will be transitioned to one-way traffic on Monday 6/6, weather permitting.

     

    Week of May 30, 2022

    The next round of paving will be Lindsley Avenue from Delaware to East Union, and Walnut Street from the dead-end to Gill St. DPW is currently preparing the area for milling and paving.

    Milling is tentatively scheduled to begin on Thursday, June 2, weather depending, with paving to follow the week of June 6, 2022.

    To help alleviate conjestion, Abeel Street will be switched to a one-way street for the remainder of the construction on the Wurts Street Bridge.

    Abeel St. (from Post Street to Hone Street) will be one-way in the westbound direction (leaving the City limits). This will eliminate the alternating signals at the Abeel St and Wurts St. intersection. Eastbound (inbound) traffic will be rerouted at Hudson, Ravine or Hone Street to get to Broadway/Wurts Street.

    Current construction on the Wurts Street Bridge includes preparation for future concrete work involved with the bridge deck replacement. In the next couple weeks, the project will construct a pedestrian sidewalk shed beneath the bridge to keep the walkway open and dock access available beneath the bridge during construction.

    Elmendorf Bridge construction continues, and is expected to wrap in the next couple of weeks.

    Central Hudson: Main installation will continue next week on Stephan St, Farrelly St, Florence St, Hayes St, and Lincoln St with road closures and lane changes. Service replacements will continue on Clifton Avenue (Highland Avenue to Lincoln St), and Shufeldt St with detours and road closures. No work to occur on Monday due to the holiday.

    Regular Roadwork Updates will be posted on the City's website here

     

    Week of May 23, 2022

    Central Hudson: Main installation will continue on Clifton Avenue (Aleo Post to Meade St and Highland Ave to Park St) and Aleo Post Lane with road closures and lane changes. 

    Service replacements will continue on Clifton Avenue (Highland Avenue to Sylvester St), Hemlock Avenue, and Wynkoop Place with detours and road closures. Wurts Street Bridge: Current ongoing work includes installing mats and beams on the recently completed temporary Geosynthetically Reinforced Soil System wall (GRSS) on the north side of the bridge to facilitate future concrete deck pour and equipment access to the bridge. Ongoing steel replacement activities include; replacing sidewalk steel, facia stringers and gusset plates.

    Preparation is taking place for future concrete work involved with the bridge deck replacement. Over the next couple weeks the project will construct pedestrian sidewalk shed beneath the bridge to keep the walkway open and dock access available beneath the bridge during construction.

     

    Week of May 16, 2022

    DPW will be paving on Abeel Street from Dunn to the City line. DPW will also be re-painting the road markings on the recent Flatbush paving project. More on paving here.

    Central Hudson: Gas main installation will continue towards the end of the week of May 16 on Clifton Avenue and Aleo Post Ln. Service replacements will continue on Clifton Avenue (Highland Avenue to Shufeldt Street), Hemlock Avenue, and Wynkoop Place with detours and road closures. 

    Wurts Street Bridge: Current ongoing work includes constructing a temporary Geosynthetically Reinforced Soil System wall (GRSS) to facilitate future concrete deck pour and equipment access to the bridge. Ongoing steel replacement activities include; replacing sidewalk steel, facia stringers and gusset plates

    Preparation is taking place for future concrete work involved with the bridge deck replacement. Over the next couple weeks the project will construct pedestrian production beneath the bridge to keep the walkway open and dock access available beneath the bridge during construction. The DOT project staff is coordinating with the City to adjust Abeel St. to one way traffic and eliminate the one-way alternating signals at the Abeel St and Wurts St. intersection.

     

    Week of May 9, 2022

    Central Hudson: There will be no main installation the week of 5/9/22, however, blacktop crews will be working on Clifton Ave. 

    Service Replacements will continue the week of 5/9 on Clifton Avenue (Highland Avenue to Shufeldt Street), Hemlock Avenue, and Wynkoop Pl. 

    Henry Street paving is complete.

    Elmendorf Bridge construction is proceeding with the bridge scheduled to re-open end of this month.

     

    Week of May 2, 2022

    Central Hudson: Main installation will continue the week of 5/2 on Clifton Avenue (between Sylvester St and Flatbush Ave), Sherman Street, Aleo Post Ln and Lincoln Street with detours and road closures.

    Service Replacements will continue the week of 5/2 on Clifton Avenue (Highland Avenue to Sylvester Street), Hemlock Avenue, and Wynkoop Pl.

    Work proceeding at Elmendorf Bridge.

    Henry Street to be repaired next week between Clinton and Prospect.  No parking in this section will be in effect.

     

    Week of April 25, 2022

    Central Hudson: Clifton Ave/E. Chester Gas Replacement Project gas main installation will continue the week of 4/25 on Clifton Ave (between Sylvester St & Flatbush Ave), Sherman St, and Lincoln St with detours and road closures.

    Service Replacements will begin on Clifton Ave (Highland Ave to Shufeldt St) and Hemlock Ave.

    Elmendorf Bridge deck has been poured.  The bridge remains closed to all users for the duration of the project. A detour route is in place.

    DPW will continue pothole and sewer repair.

     

    Week of April 18, 2022

    Central Hudson: Blacktop crews will be working Friday April 15, however there will be no gas work due to a Central Hudson company holiday. Clifton Ave has had temporary blacktop restoration completed for the entire length of new gas main installed.

    Clifton Ave/E. Chester Gas Replacement Project continues the week of April 18, with main installation on Hemlock Ave, Wynkoop Pl, Shufeldt St, Wood St, Abbey St, Sylvester St, Stephan St and Clifton Ave (Highland Ave to Lincoln St). 

    Please expect road closures with detours through active construction zones.

     

    Week of April 11, 2022

    Central Hudson: Gas main installation will continue the week of April 11 on Clifton Avenue (between Wynkoop Pl and Lincoln St), Hemlock Ave, Wynkoop Pl, Shufeldt St, and Wood Street with detours and road closures. Clifton Ave between Highland Ave and Wynkoop Pl has been temporarily blacktopped. Temporary blacktopping will continue to follow gas main installation.

    Elmendorf Bridge restoration will begin after a winter shutdown. Construction will re-start the week of April 11 and is expected to be complete by Memorial Day. During the winter a temporary pedestrian walkway was provided. Once construction starts, the bridge will be entirely closed to all users including pedestrians. A detour route is in place.

    DOT has resumed construction at the intersection of Foxhall, Albany Avenue and Roosevelt and that drivers should expect occasional lane closures and some delays but no detours are anticipated due to the work to replace the traffic signals and improve the pedestrian crossings.

     

    Week of April 4, 2022 

    Central Hudson is continuing to work with construction partner, J. Mullen & Sons, Inc., to install new natural gas distribution mains and services. Replacement of approximately 13,800 feet of gas lines in the City of Kingston is formally set to begin in April and the project is estimated to take 6 months to complete. 

    The week of April 4, 2022, Central Hudson will begin working at the following locations: 

    • Exploratory potholing will begin in the intersection of Wood St and Clifton Ave and continue South to Highland Ave and North to Sylvester St.
    • Gas main installation will begin in the intersection of Wood St and Clifton Ave and continue South to Highland Ave and North to Sylvester St.