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

    9/23/2016 - City of Kingston to purchase new ladder truck for Kingston Fire Department

    September 23, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     
    City of Kingston to purchase new ladder truck

     
    (Kingston, N.Y.) Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the selection of a 105’ Tractor Drawn Aerial Ladder Truck, manufactured by Smeal and sold by New England Fire Equipment and Apparatus, to be purchased for the Kingston Fire Department. This purchase is being conducted through National Joint Powers Alliance (http://www.njpacoop.org/cooperative-purchasing/)

    “Through the passage and implementation of the Best Value local law in May 2016, the City of Kingston was able to utilize purchasing cooperatives as a new tool in purchasing commodities for the City,” said Mayor Noble. “This purchasing cooperative assisted us in securing a tractor drawn tiller, the model most recommended by members of the Kingston Fire Department and Kingston Professional Firefighters Association, for at least $150,000 less than originally quoted.” The purchase price is expected to be $949,918.


    The construction of the truck will take approximately 300 days. If in the event the Fire Department requires access to a truck sooner, a loaner aerial ladder truck will be made available to the City, free of charge.


    “Our current ladder truck is no longer reliable and is costing us money to maintain,” said Fire Chief Mark Brown. “I want to thank the Mayor, the Common Council and our community for supporting the department to purchase this essential equipment.”


    Additional information regarding the ladder truck model can be found here:
    http://www.smeal.com/fire-trucks/100-105-tractor-drawn-aerial/


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