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

    10/2/2019 - City of Kingston Moves Broadway Streetscape Project Forward

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    October 2, 2019 

     

    City of Kingston Moves Broadway Streetscape Project Forward

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston is advancing the Broadway Streetscape Project, which will begin construction in Spring 2020. The City has finalized design plans and the bid for construction is expected to be advertised in November. Broadway Streetscape Project goals are to improve the safety of all travelers on the Broadway corridor, to improve traffic flow, and enhance the aesthetics of the Midtown business district.   

     

    This project renovates Broadway from East St. James Street to Grand Street and will include:

    • new ADA accessible sidewalks
    • paving of the entire roadway
    • new street lane configuration for parking, bikes, and vehicles that improve safety for all users
    • synchronized traffic lights that will move vehicular traffic more quickly at a consistent, safe speed
    • new traffic and wayfinding signs
    • 49 bioswales that divert stormwater from flowing into the Rondout Creek, reduce the stormwater volume that goes to the city’s water treatment plant and improve water quality, and add greenery
    • 2 interpretive panels that explain the bioswales
    • 22 benches
    • 76 new healthy street trees that are appropriate for the environment and will not heave the sidewalk
    • 235 deciduous shrubs, 1470 herbaceous plants
    • 23 trash and 23 recycling cans
    • 28 bike racks
    • removal of antiquated parking meters and the addition of modern parking kiosks
    • integration with the design of the I-587 roundabout and seamless connections for pedestrians and bicyclists from one project to the other
    • making a connection on the Kingston Greenline and Empire State Trail 

     

    “This project has been in the works for many years, and I am so thrilled to see it moving forward. Broadway will be completely transformed starting at one of the gateways into Kingston to the heart of Midtown,” said Mayor Noble. “Not only will this much-used corridor be safer for all who travel there, more environmentally-friendly with green infrastructure, new street trees and plants, it will also be more attractive.”    

     

    Secured grant funding for the Broadway Streetscape Project construction phase is from the following sources:

    NYSDOT’s Transportation Enhancements Program - $2,001,500

    NYSDOT’s Reallocated Earmark Funds – $281,112

    NYSERDA’s Cleaner, Greener Communities Program - $520,000

    NYSDEC’s Climate Smart Communities Program - $850,000

    NYSEFC’s Green Infrastructure Grant Program - $1,292,000

    City of Kingston Local Share: at least $400,778

    Total Grant and Local Funding Secured: $5,345,790

     

    More information, along with planning and construction documents can be found at www.kingstonny.gov/broadwaystreetscapeproject.