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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

    12/18/2019 - City of Kingston Receives $2.2 Million in Water Infrastructure Grants

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    December 18, 2019

     

    City of Kingston Receives $2.2 Million in Water Infrastructure Grants

     

    KINGSTON, NY – The City of Kingston has been awarded three grants from the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) for water infrastructure improvements totaling $2,203,891. Yesterday, Governor Cuomo announced that Kingston will be the recipient of grants to aid in the Hasbrouck CSO Sewer Separation Project ($717,450), the Henry Street Sewer Restoration Project ($586,441) and a grant for the Kingston Water Department for $900,000.

     

    “We are so grateful to have these grants to support our much-needed work on infrastructure issues in our City,” said Mayor Noble. “Kingston has been a leader in CSO separation, and this grant will go toward our ongoing efforts. We are also thrilled that a major midtown thoroughfare, Henry Street, will be getting a full restoration and revitalization next year – both below and above ground. I also want to congratulate the Water Department on their award.”

     

    The Hasbrouck CSO Sewer Separation Project will reduce the quantity of overflow released from Kingston's combined sewer system into the Rondout Creek. The project will add over 5,000 feet of new sewer lines to reduce the Hasbrouck CSO (combined sewer overflow) to the river by 54 million gallons (MG) per year, and it will provide the backbone for future separation projects. The Hasbrouck CSO is a priority, as it is the most frequently activated overflow and generates the largest overflow volume. For more information on combined sewer systems, the City has created a webpage for frequently asked questions.

     

    The Henry Street Sewer Restoration Project will repair a number of potential failures of the current infrastructure by replacing portions of the 100-year old sewer pipe and manholes along Henry Street. This work is especially important to resolve before the upcoming NYSDOT-funded Henry Street Safe Routes to School streetscape project gets underway in 2020, which will construct ADA accessible sidewalks, enhance safety at crossings, and create bicycle infrastructure and will include paving.

     

    The Kingston Water Department also received a grant for $900,000 for water transmission projects.

     

    More information on the Environmental Facilities Corporation and all awardees available at: https://www.efc.ny.gov/