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

    6/21/2021 - Roadwork Update: Week of June 21, 2021

    Roadwork update

    Week of June 21

    Midtown Linear Park: work on the Midtown Linear Park trail will be working on Cornell Street crossing on Tuesday, June 22 and Wednesday, June 23 and then will move to O'Neil Street on Thursday, June 24 and Friday, June 25. There will be flaggers for traffic control with lane closures throughout the day.

    Broadway Streetscape: this week, installation of bioswales continues, along with grading for sidewalks and curb installation. Drainage structures will also be installed/adjusted. 

    Broadway Sewer: road reconstruction on the south side of Broadway has begun including, removing existing material, grading and installing sub base. This work will intermittently interrupt Franklin, Liberty, Van Deusen St. entry and exit.  Then paving will begin and will likely go into next week. Lining of the existing storm sewer tentatively scheduled for next week. 

    Central Hudson: Gas main installation will continue this week on Wurts St. (between McEntee and W. Pierpont), W. Pierpont St. (between Ravine and Hone), Rogers St (intersection of Wurts), McEntee St (between Wurts and W. Pierpont), Hone St (between Mcentee and Spring), Russel St (intersection of W. Pierpont), and Ravine St (between Spring and W. Pierpont). 

    Gas service installations will continue on Spring St, Wurts St, Presidents Pl, Hone St, and W. Pierpont Street. When crews are actively working on these streets, please expect road closures and detours.

     

    Week of June 7

    Paving: Pearl Street from Clinton Avenue to Johnston Avenue has been milled and prepared for paving, which will start on June 7, weather depending.

    Broadway Sewer: Van Deusen Street will be closed between Delmont Place and Broadway from Monday, June 7 through Friday, June 11. Please seek alternate routes.

    Central Hudson: Gas main installation will continue the week of June 7 on Spring St, Hone Street, Presidents Place, W. Union Street, and W. Pierpont Street. Gas service installations will continue on Spring St, W. Union St, and Wurts Street. 

    I-587 Roundabout: The curb islands will be graded and prepared for the placement of stamped concrete beginning on June 7.  During the week of June 7, the remaining concrete sidewalks will be completed.  Installation of the blue stone sidewalks on Albany Avenue is scheduled to begin the week of June 14.  Excavations, the placement of special planting mix and the plantings will begin the week of June 7.  Additionally, full depth pavement along I-587 and Rent-A-Center will take place with the continuation of the installation of highway street lighting.  Expect minor delays.

    Week of May 31

    I-587 Roundabout: The curb islands will be graded and prepared for the placement of stamped concrete beginning on June 3.  During the week of June 7, the remaining concrete sidewalks will be completed.  Installation of the blue stone sidewalks on Albany Avenue is awaiting confirmation from the quarry.  Excavations, the placement of special planting mix and the plantings will begin the week of June 7.  Additionally, full depth pavement along I-587 and Rent-A-Center will take place with the continuation of the installation of highway street lighting.  Expect minor delays.

    Central Hudson: Gas main installation will continue the week of June 1 on Spring St, McEntee Street, Hone Street, and W. Pierpont St. Gas service installations will continue on Abeel Street, Spring Street, and Wurts Street. 

    Broadway Streetscape: Ongoing paver installations along the north side. Contractor continues with sidewalk and curb grading including bioswale installation. Additional plantings and watering are scheduled this week.   

    Broadway Sewer: Work continues on connecting laterals including removing old lead water lines. Reconstruction of the south side should start block by block this week. Traffic patterns during the work hours will shift back and forth as work is being done on both sides of the road. Liberty from Broadway to Prospect Street will be closed on Friday. 

     

    Week of May 24

    I-587 Roundabout: The remaining curb islands will be installed the week of 5/24. During the week of June 1, stamped concrete will be poured, excavations and beginning plantings will begin. Additionally, full depth pavement along I-587 and Rent-A-Center will take place with the continuation of the installation of highway street lighting. Expect minor delays.

    Motorists are urged to slow down and drive responsibly in work zones. Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.  Convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver license.

    Broadway Streetscape: Last week, the first trees and shrubs on the south side from YMCA to UPAC were planted. Sidewalk prep and installation continues this week. Four more lightpole bases will be installed as well as amenities: bench, trash, recycling containers, and bike stands.

    Broadway Sewer: Sewer work continues. The Elmendorf to Broadway connection done has been completed. This week, street reconstruction will continue on the north side including more paving. 

    Central Hudson: Gas main installation will continue the week of May 24 on Hunter St, Hone St, W. Union St, and Abeel St. with detours and temporary road closures. Gas main installation will begin the week of May 24 on Wurts St and McEntee St. with detours and temporary road closures. Service work will continue on Abeel St and Rogers St.

    Beginning in June, the project area will move. Construction is expected to take 10 weeks. Construction trenching will occur along:

    • Lounsbury Pl, between Grandview Ave and Johnston Ave
    • Lounsbury Ct
    • Grandview Ave, between Lounsbury Pl and Main St
    • Mountain View Ave, between Main St and Pearl St
    • Pearl St, between Valentine Ave and Johnston Ave
    • Valentine Ave, between Pearl St and Valentine Ct
    • Irving Pl
    • Main St, between Emerson St and Washington Ave

     

    Week of May 17

    Central Hudson: Main Installation will continue week on W. Union St and Abeel St with road closures and detours. Service installations to continue on W. Union Street. Work to tie in new gas main and retire existing gas mains will be occurring on: Ravine St, Hunter St, German St, Ridge St, and Hone St. Road closures and detours should be expected.

    Broadway Sewer: preparing the new base of asphalt between Down and Elmendorf Monday for paving starting Tuesday. Elmendorf will be closed Wednesday for a few days with access through the parking lot off Broadway for the tenants of Elmendorf.

    Broadway Streetscape: continuing to install sidewalk on the north side. Remaining light poles will be installed and connected. Plants for the south bioswales will be delivered Wednesday and planting starting Thursday. 

     

    Week of May 10, 2021

    Central Hudson: Main installation will continue on W. Union St and Abeel St with lane closures and detours. Main tie-in work will also take place on Ravine, German, and Ridge Streets. 

    Service replacements will continue on Hunter St, W. Union St, and Hone St

    Broadway Sewer: crews are 30’ away from tying in the new sewer line to the existing active sewer manhole at the west end of the job. Once all connections are done and line is completely tested it will go active, likely in the next two weeks. Road reconstruction will begin once sewer work is completed. 

    Broadway Streetscape: work continues with curb installation and prepping for sidewalk placement possibly next week. Bioswales being installed and some plantings of trees on the south side may start next week. The final lightpoles on the west end were erected. Vaults into the basements are moving forward. 

    I-587 Roundabout: Re-configuration of the intersection at I587, Albany Avenue and Broadway will commence the night of Monday, May 10.  Project will be moved to Phase 5 configuration (Roundabout) for Tuesday, May 11. Place Work Zone Traffic Control for one evening of night work on May 10. Stripe for Phase 5 re-configuration (Roundabout) and remove traffic signals. In addition, installation of highway street lighting will continue through the week of 5/10.  Expect minor delays.

     

    Week of May 3, 2021

    Central Hudson: Gas main installation will continue on W. Union St between Wurts and Broadway, and on Abeel St between Broadway and Wurts. Service replacements will continue on Ravine St, German St, Hunter St, Hone St and W. Union St.

    I-587 Roundabout: Re-configuration of the intersection at I587, Albany Avenue and Broadway has been delayed due to forecasted rain. Project will tentatively be moved to Phase 5 configuration (Roundabout) on Monday, May 10, weather permitting. Place Work Zone Traffic Control for one evening of Night Work on May 10.  Stripe for Phase 5 re-configuration (Roundabout) and remove traffic signals.  In addition, installation of highway street lighting will continue through the week of 5/10.  Expect minor delays.

    Broadway Streetscape: new curb in between Thomas and Cornell. Area being prepped by Anchor bar including connecting to 1-587 Roundabout. Installed pole bases with more on Monday. 

    Broadway Sewer Project: Preparing to install manhole on east side of Elmendorf to connect installed pipe. Installing laterals as we go along. 

    Paving will be occurring this week on Merilina Ave, Boulder Ave and Plymouth Ave. 

     

    Week of April 26, 2021

    Central Hudson: Service replacements will continue on W. Pierpont St, Hudson St, Ravine St, German St, Ridge St, and Hunter St. Gas main installation to continue next week. Update: Gas main installation will continue sooner than expected on Hone St and W Union St. J Mullen crews will be working on these streets through the end of the week.

    Broadway Sewer project: Last week, pavement was laid between O’Neil and Down on the north side.  This week, connection continues for the sewer lateral, then grading, and paving (weather permitting). 

    Broadway Streetscape: Work continues this week with vaults and bioswales, underdrain, curb, sidewalk prep near Anchor bar and Optician areas. Curb scheduled for next week, then sidewalk. Will move into other areas as sewer work wraps up. Light and signal pole bases being done.

    I-587 Roundabout: Excavation for sidewalk continues throughout the project. Fine grading on Albany Avenue in preparation for paving which will begin on Friday, April 30. Place Work Zone Traffic Control for one evening of night work on May 5. Stripe for Phase 5 re-configuration and remove traffic signals. Project will be in Phase 5 configuration (Roundabout) on May 6. In addition, installation of highway street lighting will continue through the week of April 26. Expect minor delays.

     

    Week of April 19, 2021

    Central Hudson: Main installation to continue on German Street, Hunter Street, W. Union Street, Hone Street, and Abeel Street with lane closures and detours. Service installations to continue on Hudson Street, W. Pierpont Street, Spruce Street, Ravine Street, German Street, and Ridge Street with road closures and detours.

    Broadway Streetscape: walls have been poured for the first two vaults at 580 and 582 Broadway. The sidewalks in the area of Thomas to Cornell have been removed and grading is ongoing.  The vault at 618 is excavated, and numerous light pole bases and crossings have been done.  The area by 744 Broadway east has had sidewalk removed and rough grading for curb has been done. Expect tentatively curb in about two weeks, then sidewalks, then pavers as work progresses. Light poles and conduit also. 

    Broadway Sewer: the directional boring under Elmendorf was accomplished. Trenching and pipe placement continues toward Elmendorf. The laterals for sewer are being installed as are the copper waterlines. Next week A. Colarusso & Son will begin the rebuilding of the north side of Broadway from O’Neil heading west. New subbase to start along with asphalt base and binder eventually will be placed. 

     

    Week of April 12, 2021

    I-587 Roundabout: Fine grading for new highway sections and curb on Albany Avenue, I-587 and throughout the project limits will continue through the week.  Highway drainage installation continues through the week.  In addition, installation of highway street lighting will continue through the week.   Excavation for sidewalk will begin on April 19.  Expect minor delays.

    Central Hudson: For the week of April 12, J Mullen will be starting gas main installation on Hunter St in its entirety, Hone St and W. Union St, and then moving to German St. A service replacement crew is working on W. Pierpont/Hudson St and will continue there through at least the end of the week.

     

    Week of April 5, 2021

    J Mullen will continue installing gas main on Spruce St and expects to complete work early in the week. Upon completion of Spruce St, the entire section of W. Pierpont from Montrepose Ave to the end of Hudson St including Spruce St will have gas main installed. Service replacements are expected to begin later this week on W. Pierpont and Hudson St.

    After the gas main is installed on Spruce St, a crew will begin installing gas main on Ravine St between Hunter St and German St. They will continue down German St and onto Ridge St from there.

    Starting Monday, CSX will be working on three crossings for approximately 3-5 days. The following roads will be closed: Foxhall Avenue, Ten Broeck Avenue, and Smith Ave.

     

    Week of March 29

    UPDATE: Tremper Ave between Albany Ave and Elmendorf Street will be closed Thursday, April 1 for repair work.

    I-587 Roundabout: Excavation for new highway sections on Albany Avenue will continue the week of March 29.  Highway drainage installation will commence on Monday, March 29 throughout the project limits. In addition, installation of highway street lighting will continue through the week.   Expect minor delays. The work as listed above is subject to change based upon weather and possible supply issues.

    Central Hudson: Last week Central Hudson successfully installed 1145’ of 6”pipe starting from the intersection of W. Pierpont St and Montrepose Ave and continuing down Hudson St to just before the Abeel St intersection. 

    Starting later this week, J Mullen will briefly leave the area of Hudson Street to focus on installing main and services on Rogers Street, in the vicinity of the Kingston Catholic School, due to the school being on spring break when there will be less impact to the school’s daily operation. After the main is installed on Rogers Street, a crew will then return to installing main on Hudson St and Spruce St, while a service replacement crew works on completing service swaps on Rogers St.

    Next week, starting on/around April 8 CSX will be working on three crossings for approximately 3-5 days. The following roads will be closed: Foxhall Avenue, Ten Broeck Avenue, and Smith Ave.  

     

    Week of March 22

    Downs Street will be closed off from Broadway starting Thursday, March 25, for the installation of new sewer lines across the intersection, and is expected to be closed for 1-2 weeks. 

    The public parking lot will be accessible from Downs street during this intersection closure. Parking for Sea Deli, Masa Midtown and other nearby Broadway businesses will be available at the Downs Street municipal lot and will be accessible by foot.

    Central Hudson is working with J. Mullen & Sons to install new natural gas distribution mains and services. Replacement of approximately 10,600 feet of gas lines in the City of Kingston is formally set to begin on March 23 and the project is estimated to take 5 months to complete. 

    Construction trenching will occur along: 

    • Rogers St, between Broadway and Adams St

    • Wurts St, between McEntee St and W Pierpont St

    • Wurts St, between Springs St and Hunter St

    • McEntee St, between Wurts St and Ravine St

    • W Pierpont St, between Hone St and Hudson St

    • Hone St, between W Pierpont St and Spring St

    • Hone St, between Hunter St and Abeel St

    • Ravine St, between W Pierpont St and Spring St

    • Ravine St, between German St and Hunter St

    • Hudson St

    • Spruce St

    • Spring St, between Wurts St and Russell St

    • Presidents Pl

    • German St

    • Hunter St, between Wurts St and Ravine St

    • W Union St

    • Abeel St, between Broadway and Wurts St

    More info at https://kingston-ny.gov/filestorage/8463/13525/CH_gasline_lower-broadway.pdf