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
    Email:
    info@kingston-ny.gov

    Kingston News

    2/8/2021 - EPA Brownfields Project Virtual Public Meeting on March 3

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    February 8, 2021

     

    EPA Brownfields Project Public Meeting Announced

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that a virtual public meeting will be held for the Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Project on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 12:00pm. Live Spanish interpretation will be available for the meeting. 

    The virtual meeting will update the public on the status of the Brownfields Assessment grant and will present the findings of several local environmental site assessments. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines a Brownfields site as “real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contamination.” Public input is also sought regarding prioritizing the Brownfields sites, as the City continues to pursue future grants and funding for cleanup and redevelopment. 

    “This work will help us clean up and redevelop a variety of impacted properties across the city,” said Mayor Noble. “For over 100 years, the land below our feet was not always treated with the care it deserved and has left a variety of negative environmental legacies that need to be addressed. These EPA funds allowed us to begin that work through research and testing.”

    In 2018, the United States EPA selected the City of Kingston to receive two Community-Wide Brownfields assessment grants: $200,000 in hazardous substance and $200,000 in petroleum. Since then, the $400,000 assessment grant funds have been used to:

    - Update the inventory of potential Brownfields sites in the City

    - Educate residents about the Brownfields program

    - Solicit information on additional potential Brownfields projects for the inventory

    - Develop a site selection, prioritize and selection criteria for the inventory

    - Conduct Phase I environmental site assessments (ESAs) and perform follow-up Phase II

    The City has worked with Weston & Sampson to implement the Brownfields program, including the completion of 12 environmental site assessments. These activities have been focused primarily in the Midtown and Rondout districts. The completed Brownfield assessments are expected to encourage the cleanup of underutilized and contaminated, or potentially contaminated, properties and return them to beneficial reuse. More info at https://engagekingston.com/brownfields 

    The public can access hard copies of the final Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments reports virtually at Engage Kingston and at City Hall.  Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, please send an email to kwilson@kingston-ny.gov to schedule an appointment to review these reports in person.

     

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 12:00pm

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