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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

    1/16/2020 - City-wide LED Streetlight Conversion Has Begun

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    January 16, 2020

     

    City-wide LED Streetlight Conversion Has Begun

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce that the project to convert every streetlight in the City of Kingston to LED is now underway. Crews from D&M Electrical Contracting, Incorporated began mobilizing last week, and as of Thursday, January 16, have installed more than 400 LED streetlights across the City of Kingston. Installation started in Wards 4 and 5, with crews beginning work in Ward 3 this week. 

    The City is upgrading over 2,400 streetlights with LED technology to significantly reduce energy consumption, utility/maintenance costs, and greenhouse gas emissions associated with electricity generation for street lighting. Upgrading to LEDs will provide improved light quality and public safety throughout our City. Initial projections are that this improvement will reduce annual municipal energy use by 1,000,000 kWh, and save the City over $200,000 per year on utility bills and maintenance costs.

    “This initiative, which has been in the works for many years, will greatly benefit our community,” said Mayor Noble. “Not only will we be cutting hundreds of thousands of dollars in the city’s ongoing energy costs, it will also be making our community more sustainable for generations to come. It’s a win-win.”

    The project is expected to be completed by March, weather permitting. For more information, please visit at www.kingston-ny.gov/streetlights