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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

    5/25/2020 - Roadwork Update: Week of May 25, 2020

     

    ROADWORK UPDATE

    Week of May 25

    Empire State Trail: Work in Kingston over the next two weeks will be limited to work at various intersections throughout the project area, including River Road at Route 199 and Route 32’s various crossings in Kingston. Delays should be minimal.

    I-587 Roundabout: Sewer installation to continue for this week on Broadway, sewer to start on East St. James next week. Drainage to continue on Route 578 and continue for next few weeks. Infiltration system to begin installation adjacent to Albany Avenue and East St. James Street later this week and continue through next week. Delays should be expected.

    Broadway: Grading of the sidewalk areas between Henry Street and the YMCA, including the areas near the UPAC, will be ongoing. Curbing and bioswales will be installed.  A few light pole bases must be removed, and new pole bases, which fit the new poles, will be installed. From Henry Street going west to Van Buren Street there will be some edge of pavement saw cutting and sidewalk and curb demo.   

    Central Hudson: This week, CH will be installing a gas main from the intersection of Albany Ave, Clinton Ave and Pearl Street and will then head toward Washington Ave on Pearl St. This same crew will move onto Broadway on Wednesday with work from Foxhall Ave to West Chester. 

    Work will continue on Mary's Ave heading toward West Chester. And on Andrew Street between Jervis Ave and Broadway. And will continue on Van Gaasbeck St, Hemlock Ave and Sylvester Streets.

     

    Week of May 18

    City of Kingston: Early this week, DPW will wrap up paving on Tietjen Ave, Deyo Street, Teller Street, Colonial Drive, Sheehan Court and Stuyvesant Drive. 

    Central Hudson:  Central Hudson crews will be installing mains from the intersection of Albany Ave, Clinton Ave and Pearl Street and head toward Washington Ave on Pearl St., and on Mary's Ave heading toward West Chester.

    They will be moving the services out of the road and not entering customers' homes to complete the services on Andrew Street working between Jervis Ave and Broadway and will continue on Grant, Lincoln St and Hooker. 

    Service installation will begin on Broadway on an emergency basis to complete these services in their entirety in order to retire the existing main on Broadway between Brewster and East Chester.

    I-587 Roundabout: Sewer installation to continue for the next week on Broadway. Drainage to begin on Route 578 and continue for next two weeks. Minimal delays should be anticipated.

    Empire Rail Trail: Work over the next week will be limited to permanent trail signs and pedestrian signal work at various intersections. Delays should be at a minimum.

     

    Week of May 11

    City of Kingston: This week, DPW will be working on Tietjen Ave, Deyo Street, Teller Street, Colonial Drive, Sheehan Court and Stuyvesant Drive in preparation of paving. On Thursday, May 14, they will begin the milling process, weather permitting. 

    Broadway Streetscape: Granite curb installation will begin by setting the grade the new curb will sit on. A two foot conduit for lights and signals in the same area will be installed, and the underdrain and bioswale construction will continue from UPAC toward the YMCA.  New pads for benches, litter & recycling receptacles, bike racks, and kiosks will be installed.  Various manholes and valve boxes in the construction area will be adjusted. 

    Central Hudson: Main tie-ins will take place on Broadway near the intersection of East Chestnut and Broadway and Brewster St and Broadway, early this week and then will move to Pearl Street from the intersection of Albany Ave, Clinton Ave and Pearl Street and head toward Washington Ave on Pearl St. 

    Another crew will be working on Andrew Street from Broadway to Jervis Ave, and beginning Tuesday will move out to Mary's Ave and work from Hoffman St toward West Chester Street. 

    Service installation will continue on Maiden Lane and Clinton Ave, with services moved without entering customers' homes, as well as Grant, Lincoln St and Hooker St. on Tuesday this week.

    I-587 Roundabout: Sewer installation to continue for the next two weeks on Broadway. Drainage to begin on Route 578 and continue for next few weeks. Minimal delays should be anticipated.

    Empire Rail Trail: Work over the next two weeks will be limited to permanent trail signs and pedestrian signal work at various intersections. Delays should be at a minimum.

     

    Week of May 4

    Central Hudson: Main Installation will continue on Broadway heading to West Chester, with road crossings of Broadway at Brewster, Staple and West Chester.

    Completion of work on East Chester St expected mid-week. Then main installation on Andrew St. will move on to Mary’s Ave once complete.  Service installation will continue on Maiden Lane and Clinton Ave.  Services will be moving out of the road and not entering customers homes to complete the services.

    Broadway Streetscape: This week work will include an additional excavation from Henry Street to the YMCA along the roadside edge, which signals the start of installation of under drain. Excavation is also being done for the bioswales. More new light pole bases will be installed with connecting conduit.  The following week, starting May 11, granite curb installation will begin. New pads for benches, litter & recycling receptacles, bike racks, and kiosks will be installed.  Various manholes and valve boxes in the construction area will be adjusted.

     

    Week of April 27

    Central Hudson will continue gas main installation on Broadway heading to West Chester. Main Installation will progress all week on both Hoffman Street and  Andrew Street, as well as on East Chester for the first half of the week and then will move to Tammany Street for the rest of the week.

    Central Hudson will be working on service installation on Elmendorf and then move over to Maiden Lane. 

    Broadway Streetscape: Sidewalk replacement work has progressed for south side sidewalk removal all the way to end of construction limits for this project which is just before Pine Grove Ave. The installation of light pole bases and pull boxes has begun between Henry Street and Cedar. Excavation for the Bio Swales and Snow Storage areas will start next. The pocket park at Henry Street and realignment of Henry Street has begun, as the previously existing right turning lane has been removed and the area for the new pocket park has been excavated. Installation of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons pole bases have begun at the crossing of Broadway at Field Court.

    I-587 Roundabout update: Traffic will be switched to new temporary traffic alignment, weather permitting. Traffic delays should be expected.

    Sewer excavation and installation to begin May 4 on Broadway and continue through May.

    Empire State Trail update: Excavation of side slopes will continue and be completed this week. Then retaining walls will begin next week on Route 32.

    Minor traffic delays should be anticipated.

     

    Week of April 20

    Central Hudson will continue gas main installation at the intersection of Maiden Lane and Albany Ave on Monday and Tuesday, April 20-21.  This crew will then move to Broadway working from Pine Grove toward the hospital.

    Main installation will continue on East Chester Street all week. Main installation will be completed on Tubby Street on Monday and will then move to Andrew Street working between Jervis and Broadway. Service installation will occur on Elmendorf St - moving the services out of the road and not entering customers homes to complete the services.

    NYSDOT Update for the I-587 Roundabout Project: Paving, striping, placement of concrete barrier and the activation of a temporary traffic signal will be completed this week. Traffic will be switched to new temporary traffic alignment on April 23, weather permitting. Traffic delays should be expected. Sewer excavation and installation to begin May 4 on Broadway and continue through May.

     

    Week of April 13

    Central Hudson will continue main installation at the intersection of Clinton and St James, will then move to the intersection of Albany Ave and Maiden Lane. 

    Central Hudson will also be working on East Chester, Orchard St and Broadway, Elmendorf St, Van Gaasbeck, Hemlock Ave and Hemlock Extension. For a complete list of Central Hudson gas main replacement, visit: https://www.cenhud.com/about-us/projects/gas-projects/ 

    Empire State Trail: This week, drainage and excavation work will continue on the side slopes on Route 32 as well as the permanent signage for the trail. Minor traffic delays should be anticipated.

    Roundabout: Island removals and placement of gravel will continue. Completion of overhead sign structure removal should be complete by April 10. Drainage, temporary lighting and temporary traffic signal work to continue. Tentatively scheduled to pave temporary intersection and switch over to the temporary alignment week of April 20. Traffic delays should be expected.

     

    Week of April 6

    The Broadway Streetscape Project has begun.  In the coming week, contractors will be setting up traffic control signage, conducting layout and stake out, removing on street parking meters, and storing materials at their staging area.  Sidewalk removal and replacement will begin on April 6, 2020 in a block by block manner starting on the south side of the 600 block and working toward UPAC. 

    Central Hudson will continue gas line replacement work on Clinton Ave & Maiden Lane. Maiden Lane from Albany Ave to Clinton Ave will start Monday, April 6 and then move to Clinton Ave between Maiden Lane and St James. 

    Gas line replacement work this week will also occur on Elmendorf, East Chester,  Sylvester, Van Gaasbeck & Cassidy St as well as two Broadway crossings: one at Orchard St and one at West Chestnut. The main will be installed lane at a time to keep traffic flowing.

     

    Week of March 30

    Central Hudson: Gas line replacement work will continue on West O'Reilly Street, with no entry into customers homes or interruptions of their services. 

    Main installations happening this week on: Tremper Ave between Albany Ave and Elmendorf Street; Clinton between Franklin and Liberty; East Chester Street between Mickey's Igloo heading toward Garrison; and Garrison St & Grant .

    Empire State Trail: The Contractor will continue erosion control measures, and drainage on Route 32 will begin the week of March 30. Minor traffic delays should be anticipated.

    Roundabout Updates: Island removals and placement of gravel will continue. Removal of statue and overhead signs to begin week of March 30. Drainage and temporary traffic signal work to start week of April 6. Traffic delays should be expected. 

    NYSDOT recently unveiled a new public service announcement and social media campaign focused on the importance of driving responsibly in work zones. The video highlights the importance of paying attention in work zones and obeying New York State’s “Move Over” laws.

    Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.  In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver license.

    For up-to-date travel information, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org.

    Follow New York State DOT’s Hudson Valley Region on Twitter: @NYSDOTHV. Find NYSDOT on Facebook at facebook.com/NYSDOT

     

    Week of March 23, 2020

    Central Hudson will be working on service installation on Clinton Ave without accessing customers homes, and will be installing gas mains on Elmendorf Street between Tremper Ave and Belvedere St, and on Lincoln Ave near Clifton and Grant Street.

     

    Week of March 16, 2020

    Central Hudson is to begin work on gas services on Tuesday, March 17 on Clinton Ave between St James and Liberty.  This will be limited in nature.

     

    Week of March 9, 2020

    The NYS Department of Transit is currently starting two major projects in Kingston: the I-587 Roundabout and the Empire State Trail connection on Greenkill Ave. The City will be communicating weekly updates for roadwork and related construction, as well as updating the public about Central Hudson's gasline replacement work, when we have that information available.  

    Starting the week of March 9, there will be roadside construction along Greenkill Avenue that maycause intermittent traffic delays. 

    I-587 Roundabout Project Update: Removal of monuments and flagpoles will be completed mid-March. Excavation and placement of gravel in islands and drainage will also begin approximately mid-March.  Some minor traffic delays should be expected.

    Starting on/around March 16, Central Hudson will resume gas-line replacement work in the City of Kingston, starting with Elmendorf, Tremper and Belvedere.  

    Central Hudson will be holding an Open House at City Hall in the Council Chambers on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 6:00-8:00pm to give information on upcoming gas main work and answer any questions. 

    For a full list of streets that will be affected by Central Hudson utility line replacement this construction season, please visit:

     

    Week of February 17, 2020

    Project Update 2/19/2020: The tree and stump removal continues and will be complete soon. Outside site work has slowed due to weather constraints until approximately March 9, 2020. The next update will be out at approximately that time.

     

    NYSDOT recently unveiled a new public service announcement and social media campaign focused on the importance of driving responsibly in work zones. The video highlights the importance of paying attention in work zones and obeying New York State’s “Move Over” laws.

    Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.  In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver license.

    For up-to-date travel information, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org.

    Follow New York State DOT’s Hudson Valley Region on Twitter: @NYSDOTHV. Find NYSDOT on Facebook at facebook.com/NYSDOT

     

    Week of February 3, 2020 

    From NYSDOT regarding the I-587 Roundabout roadwork: Over the next two weeks, work zone signing and variable message boards will be installed to notify residents and motorists of the work zone. 

    Next week, the monument and flags will be removed and stored, and tree removal will begin.  Between 9:00am and 4:00pm, brief traffic stoppages for less than five minutes may occur.  Additional site work, including overhead sign removal and lighting, will continue with little to no impact to traffic.

    NYSDOT recently unveiled a new public service announcement and social media campaign focused on the importance of driving responsibly in work zones. The video highlights the importance of paying attention in work zones and obeying New York State’s “Move Over” laws.

    Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.  In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver license.

    For up-to-date travel information, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org.

    Follow New York State DOT’s Hudson Valley Region on Twitter: @NYSDOTHV. Find NYSDOT on Facebook at facebook.com/NYSDOT