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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

    6/5/2020 - Public Meeting Announced for Broadway & Grand St. Intersection Improvement Project

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    June 5, 2020

     

    Public Meeting Announced for Broadway & Grand St. Intersection Improvement Project

     

     KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that a virtual public meeting will be held on June 24, 2020 at 6:30pm for the Broadway and Grand Street Intersection Improvements Project.  

    The City of Kingston will be realigning the intersection of Broadway, Grand Street, Prince Street, and Pine Grove Avenue to avoid traveler confusion, reduce accidents, and improve accessibility. Because the intersection project will connect to the Broadway Streetscape Project, the City has hired the same engineering consultants, GPI, for cohesive design and implementation. 

    At the virtual meeting, GPI will give a presentation of the proposed intersection realignment design; show conceptual ideas for landscape design; and request input from the public to re-envision the space. Questions and comments from participants during the meeting will be moderated by Kristen Wilson, the Director of Grants Management. After the public meeting, the presentation will be available at EngageKingston.com, where the public can continue to offer feedback and receive project updates.  

    “I am thrilled to get this intersection realignment project started,” said Mayor Noble. “Both the Broadway Streetscape and the intersection projects are major investments in the City of Kingston-- particularly in Midtown. Now underway, the Broadway Streetscape Project will completely transform the Broadway corridor from St James to Grand Street. Improving this dangerous and accident-prone intersection will fully complete this important effort. I would love to see the community engage in the project and give us their feedback.” 

    With the assistance of NYS Assemblymember Kevin Cahill, a total of $750,000 in funding from the NYSDOT Multi-Modal Program was secured for design and construction. There is no match required for this grant. 

    The realignment of the intersection and removal of a vacant fast-food structure will create areas of public space. The City’s grants team will continue to seek funding for the construction and landscaping of the public space, which will offer additional opportunities for public input.

     

    Broadway & Grand Intersection Improvements Public Meeting

    June 24, 2020

    6:30pm

    Join online at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/973352357

    or via phone: 312-757-3119 or 866-899-4679

    Access Code: 973-352-357