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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

    2/26/2020 - 2019 Department of Public Works Annual Report Released

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    February 26, 2020

     

    2019 Department of Public Works Annual Report Released 

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble and the City of Kingston’s Department of Public Works Superintendent Edward Norman have released the department’s 2019 Annual Report. Under Mayor Noble’s leadership, every year each of the City’s internal departments complete a comprehensive report, which details the achievements and developments of the previous year and set goals for the coming year. The City will be sharing several departments’ annual reports in the coming weeks. 

    As laid out in their 2019 Annual Report, among the Department of Public Works’ many accomplishments is the completion of the Jacob’s Valley Storm Sewer Improvement project, which reduces the flooding on the Broadway near the CSX overpass, YMCA, and Summer Street locations. The Department’s staff facilitated the transition to dual-stream recycling, distributing 6,500 paper recycling totes, changing existing black lids to blue, and successfully educating the City on the changeover. Public Works responded to 12 winter storms, seven of which had accumulations in excess of three inches. Together with contractors, DPW paved 27 streets with 12,238 tons of blacktop, installed 36 ADA corners, and replaced approximately 106 manholes.

    In 2019, DPW leadership began working more closely with the City’s Engineering Department to move City projects forward by better utilizing shared resources. The result of this collaboration has been increased communication, better preparation for emergency repairs, and ultimately a savings to the taxpayers.

    In early 2020, DPW and the Office of Sustainability have overseen the LED Streetlight conversion, which began in January and is more than 80% completed. Nearly all of the cobra-head streetlights across the City have already been retrofitted with LED. The next phase, retrofitting the remaining decorative lights, is scheduled to begin in late April. 

    Additional projects slated for 2020 include milling and paving 15 streets, utilizing 7,000 tons of blacktop, and implementing a pavement management system. Major infrastructure projects will include updates to Wilbur Avenue storm water system, Roosevelt Avenue storm water drainage system, and Greenkill Ave. sewer lines. 

    “The City could not run without the dedication and hard work of the women and men of DPW–from refuse and recycling collection, to clearing our streets of snow and ice, to making sure our sewers are operating and maintained, to paving and filling potholes, we rely on the smooth functioning of DPW each and every day,” said Mayor Noble. “I commend Ed Norman and Ryan Coon for effectively leading the department through a myriad of vital projects each week and all year long.”

    “I am proud of what we accomplished in 2019 thanks to the hard work of the entire DPW staff,” said Superintendent Ed Norman. “We had a very busy year with progress and completion on many projects and initiatives, and 2020 will bring even more major improvements for the City.”

    Read the 2019 DPW Annual Report.