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

    7/30/2019 - City Opens Lead Service Line Replacement Waiting List

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    July 30, 2019

     

     

    City Opens Lead Service Line Replacement Waiting List

    Submissions Being Taken Until Friday, August 16, 2019

     

     

    KINGSTON, NY – The City of Kingston’s Office of Economic and Community Development will be collecting information from residents who believe they may have supply-side lead water pipes connected to their home. Through an initial form, City staff will determine eligibility by making site visits to visually identify lead service pipes. Once the tie-in pipes have been positively determined to have lead, they will be placed on a waiting list for replacement. The form must be completed by Friday, August 16 at 3:00pm. 

    The City of Kingston’s high quality drinking water does not contain lead, but the corrosion of lead pipes and lead solder in a home can cause lead to leach into drinking water. Based on historical documentation and service line installation dates, the City of Kingston Water Department estimates that approximately 59% of existing City water service lines may contain lead pipes. The EPA estimates that 10-20% of the lead exposure in young children may come from drinking water. 

    “The City of Kingston is committed to the protection of our community’s health,” said Mayor Noble. “If you suspect your service pipes might contain lead, please fill out the contact form so that we can identify if your pipes are in need of and qualify for replacement.” 

    To be considered for the Lead Service Line Replacement Program the home must be in the City of Kingston, built before 1940, a residential single or multifamily property (mixed use, industrial, manufacturing and commercial properties are not eligible), and a Housing Rehabilitation Specialist must be able to visually verify that a lead pipe is connected to the supply side of the water meter.

    The Lead Service Line Replacement Program waiting list will be prioritized as such:

    a. Properties with residents with elevated blood levels will be served first.

    b. Properties with residents under six year of age will be served next.

    c. Lots will be drawn for the order of the remaining homes on the waiting list.

    Funds for the City of Kingston’s Lead Service Line Replacement Program are available through the New York State Department of Health to provide assistance to owner-occupied single-family residences and rental properties located within City of Kingston. The City will continue replacing identified lead service through February 2020 or until all funds have been expended.  

    Forms may also be obtained at the Office of Economic and Community Development on the ground floor of City Hall at 420 Broadway or by contacting 845-334-3920 or lslrp@kingston-ny.gov. Completed forms will be accepted until Friday, August 16, 2019 at 3:00pm.

    Las personas que no hablan inglés y que desean participar en el Programa y necesitan asistencia deben comunicarse con Arlene Puentes al 845-334 -3920.