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

     

    City of Kingston Paving

    Mayor Noble and the City of Kingston's Department of Public Works are pleased to announce the following streets have been paved in 2019: 

    Trenton Street off of Andrew St.

    Jervis Street off of Andrew St.

    Brewster Street (partial)

    Peter Street

    Augusta from Andrew St to the dead-end

    Newkirk Avenue

    Hanratty Street

    Delaware Ave from Corporate Drive to the intersection of 9-W

    Hasbrouck Ave from Delaware Ave to East Chester St.

    South Washington Avenue from Boulevard to dead-end

    Petit Avenue

    Klingburg Avenue from Boulevard to dead-end

    Condie Street from Albert to Route 32

    Wilbur Avenue near the Sewer Annex and additional sections near Chapel St.

    Broadway under the CSX Overpass

    Washington Avenue from Route 32 (Boulevard) to Lucas Ave. - scheduled for Aug. 12-16 

    Apple St - scheduled for late August

    Snyder Ave - scheduled for late August 

    Coffey Place - scheduled for late August


     

    Washington Avenue Paving

    The City of Kingston is pleased to announce that all of Washington Avenue from Lucas Ave to Route 32 was paved on Thursday, August 15, 2019.

    Hurley Avenue Revitalization Project

    The Hurley Avenue Revitalization Project, which will include paving Hurley Ave from Washington Ave to the Ulster County line, has gone out to bid. The City of Kingston expects to start construction in late October/early November 2019. 

    More information on the project at: https://kingston-ny.gov/hurleyave

     

     

    Foxhall Avenue 

    The City of Kingston is pleased to announce that restoration of Foxhall Avenue will begin in 2019. 

    News about future Foxhall Ave improvements: 

    The City of Kingston received a $3.6 million grant for the Safe and Accessible Flatbush and Foxhall Project, which will fund sidewalk and streetscape improvements from Colonial Gardens, where nearly 800 residents live, on Flatbush Avenue and along Foxhall Avenue to Broadway. The project will connect adjacent neighborhoods, commercial areas, a public pre-K school, and essential services. The grant will make this oft-traveled route ADA accessible, correct the intermittent and broken sidewalk network, and create bicycle infrastructure.

    In addition, two intersections and two railroad crossings that are greatly in need of improvement will get upgrades for pedestrian safety.

    A previous grant for this same project was received from the NYSDEC in the amount of $772,752 in December 2018.

     Construction is expected to begin in 2021.

    More at: https://kingston-ny.gov/news/?FeedID=917

     

     

    Broadway Streetscape Project

    The Broadway Streetscape Project will be a complete overhaul for the Broadway corridor between St. James and Grand Streets. The goal of the project is to improve traffic flow and safety for all street users including vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists. The Broadway Streetscape Project will enhance the overall aesthetics of Broadway with new sidewalks, lighting, street furniture, bicycle facilities along with trees, shrubs, plants and bioswales. And the project will include paving!

    The Broadway Streetscape Project is expected to go out to bid in the Fall of 2019 for construction in Spring 2020.

    More info at: https://www.kingston-ny.gov/broadwaystreetscapeproject

     

     

    Jacob's Valley Storm Sewer Improvements Project 

    The Jacob’s Valley Storm Sewer Improvements Project involves replacing storm sewer pipeline and lining of existing drainage pipes to reduce flooding on Broadway under the CSX overpass, near the YMCA, and on Summer Street. Streets affected by the work will be paved once the sewer work is completed:

    Pine Grove from Broadway to Susan St. 

    Susan from Pine Grove to Summer St. 

    Summer Street from South Sterling to Susan St. 

    S. Sterling Street from Summer St. to the City property

     

     

    Paving Newsfeed

    August 6, 2019: City of Kingston Announces Next Round of Paving Projects

    July 17, 2019: The City of Kingston’s DPW Announces Third Round of Paving of 2019

    June 4, 2019: Department of Public Works Announces Next Round of Paving

    April 26, 2019: The City of Kingston's DPW to Begin Paving and Patching City Streets

     

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q.: What factors go into deciding which streets are paved? 

    A.: Many factors are considered when choosing the next streets for paving. We look at the traffic volume and usage; the age of the road; infrastructure issues that need to be addressed beforehand (such as drainage and other underground utilities); and whether other roadwork is planned in the area. 

     

    Q.: If Central Hudson is working on my property and I have questions or complaints, who can I contact? 

    A.: The contact for gas line replacement work at Central Hudson is Shawn Farrell, 845-249-5797

     

    Q.: Who can I contact to report a pothole?

    A.: You can contact the Department of Public Works (845-331-0682) or create a service ticket via Kingston311

     


    Previously Paved Streets

    2018:

    First Avenue (Delaware to Larch)

    Second Avenue (Delaware to Larch)

    Third Avenue

    Crane Street (Walnut to Delaware) 

    Jansen Ave (O'Reilly to Prince) 

    Larch Street 

    Madison Ave.

    Smith Ave. (Garden St to Prince St.)

    South Pine St.

    Wilson Ave. 

    Winchell Ave. 

    Wrentham St.

    Yeoman St.

     

    2017:

    Browning Terrace

    Conway Place

    Crown Street

    Derrenbacher Street

    East Chester Street Extension

    Fort Street

    Furnace Street (Franklin to Henry Street) 

    Hewitt Place

    Kingston Terrace (E. Chester St to dead-end)

    Linsley Ave. 

    Lisa Lane

    Main Street (Wall St. to Washington Ave) 

    Manor Place (Roosevelt Ave to Wilson Ave.)

    Schryver Court

    S. Farrelly Street

    Tammany Street

     

    2016:

    First Avenue (Larch St to Town of Ulster line) 

    Second Ave (Larch St to Kingston St.)

    Fourth Ave.

    Clifton Ave. (Park St. to Highland)

    Clinton Ave. (Pearl to N. Front St.)

    Gage St.

    Kingston St.

    North Wilbur St.

    Park St.

    Rock St./Roundout St.

    South Clinton Ave. 

    South Prospect St.

    Ulster St.

    Warren St.

    W. Chestnut Street (Broadway to Orchard St.)

     

     

    Contacts for paving questions:

    Dept. of Pubic Works - 331-0682

    DPW Dispatch - 338-2114

    Office of Communications & Community Engagement - 334-3945

    Central Hudson contact- 249-5797