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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.

     

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    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    12/19/2019 - Kingston is Awarded Over $4.7 Million from New York State Consolidated Funding

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    December 19, 2019

     

    City of Kingston is Awarded Over $4.7 Million from New York State Consolidated Funding Awards

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston has been awarded a total of $4,761,200 at the New York State Consolidated Funding awards ceremony held in Albany today. The grants will help to fund major city-wide projects including sewer separation work, improvements to Dietz Stadium, completing the Kingston Point Rail Trail, and offsetting local taxpayer funds for the bus system integration.

     

    “Thank you to Governor Cuomo, Lieutenant Governor Hochul, and the Regional Economic Development Council for your ongoing support and confidence in Kingston. This year’s combined funding of over $4.7 million is the largest that the City of Kingston has secured through the CFA process and will dovetail with other grant funding the City has secured for some of these large-scale projects” said Mayor Noble. “Each of the projects will have a direct impact on the growth, stability and well-being of our community members and for our City as a whole.”

     

    “It is rewarding to see how working in a team with other City departments and the County leads to our increasing success when applying for state funds that support community improvement projects,” said Kristen Wilson, Director of the Office of Grants Management. “I am grateful for the addition of Grants Manager Ruth Ann Devitt-Frank to my office in 2019, and for the support of my colleagues and the community during the grant-writing season and through project implementation as well.”

     

    The Regional Economic Development Council grants will fully or partially fund the following projects:

     

    Kingston/Ulster County Transit System Integration ($400,000)

    Funding Source: NYS Department of State Local Government Efficiency Program

    Project description: The City of Kingston and Ulster County Area Transit have fully integrated with the local Citibus merging into the County transit system. As a result of this integration agreement, the City is scheduled to pay the County $225,000 per year for five years.  This grant will partially fund costs of this integration effort to reduce the costs to city taxpayers.

     

     

    Hasbrouck CSO Sewer Separation Phase 2 Project ($1,611,200)

    Funding Source: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Water Quality Improvement Program

    Project description: The City has begun the Hasbrouck CSO separation project, which is estimated to remove 54 million gallons of stormwater annually from the Hasbrouck CSO sewer system and will reduce overflows to the Rondout Creek, improve Rondout Creek water quality, and reduce water treatment costs.

     

    The City won an Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) grant on December 17 for an additional $717,450 toward this project.

     

     

    Dietz Stadium Green Infrastructure Site Improvements ($2,500,000)

    Funding Sources: NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation Green Innovation Grant Program

    NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Climate Smart Communities Program

    Project description: This funding will enable the City to rehabilitate and re-pave the parking lot around Dietz Stadium using green practices, which can include bioretention features such as rain gardens, bioswales, or recharge gardens, permeable pavement, and stormwater street trees.  The proposed site plan concept also included efficient bus and traffic circulation plans, electric car charging stations, bicycle parking, and bike fix-it stations to encourage sustainable transportation to and from the athletic complex. This grant will complement the City’s capital improvements at Dietz Stadium under the previously awarded Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI).

     

    Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase 2 ($250,000)

    Funding Sources: NYS OPRHP Recreational Trails Program

    Project description: The construction of Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase 2 includes paving a 10-12 foot wide ADA-accessible path for pedestrians and bicyclists that will traverse over an old bridge, pass behind the Trolley Museum and end at a small trailhead on East Strand St. The project entails regrading for ADA access, installation of retaining walls and adjustment of tracks to accommodate the trail and Trolley Museum trains in the same vicinity, and erection of fences. The design includes an exhibit of 9/11 artifacts. 

     

    For more information and to see other 2019 CFA award winners, visit: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-more-761-million-economic-and-community-development-resources-awarded