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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

    10/14/2020 - 2021 Recommended Budget Will Include Major Infrastructure

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    October 14, 2020 

     

    2021 Recommended Budget Will Include Major Infrastructure

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble will reveal his 2021 Recommended Budget on Friday, October 16, 2020 via the City of Kingston Facebook page. Each day leading up to the Mayor’s address, a preview of key areas of investment in the budget recommendations will be released.

    The second key area of investment in the 2021 Recommended Budget will be vital infrastructure, capital projects, and equipment purchases.

    “Recovering from a pandemic and growing our City in the right and responsible ways means investing from the ground up,” said Mayor Noble. “We will be designing, progressing and completing several crucial infrastructure projects next year and will be investing in our workforce with the tools and equipment they need to get the job done right. My budget proposes equipping our police department with a new interview camera system, our Waste Water Treatment Plant with new flow-recording equipment, and our Department of Public Works with a street sweeper, a packer truck and more. All of these important purchases keep our City safe, clean, and healthy.”

    The following capital projects will be priorities in 2021:

    • Broadway Streetscape Project to be completed in 2021
    • Broadway/Grand Street Intersection Re-alignment Project
    • Extensive sewer and storm water sewer systems repairs in Midtown Kingston including Prospect Street,  Broadway, and additional design work in other Midtown sewers
    • Hasbrouck Combined Sewer Overflow reduction work in Downtown Kingston
    • Wilbur Avenue paving and continued paving of residential streets in Kingston
    • Sidewalk construction on Henry Street
    • Elmendorf Bridge design and repair
    • Dietz Stadium facility improvements
    • Midtown parking lot improvements

       Some of the major equipment investments include:

    • Hybrid electric vehicles for the Police and Building Safety Departments
    • KPD dispatch and interview technology upgrades
    • Wastewater Treatment Plant equipment and dump trailer
    • A variety of Public Works vehicles (totaling $990,000) including an Automated Refuse Packer, Street Sweeper, Flatbed Service Truck, F550 Dump with plow and sander, and Dump Truck 6-wheel with plow and sander
    • Parks and Recreation Equipment including a pick-up truck with plow and sander and a zero-turn mower

    The Mayor’s Budget Address, full 2021 Recommended Budget, and a presentation will be available on the City’s website on Friday. www.kingston-ny.gov/budget2021