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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.

     

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    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    4/22/2021 - City Launches Recycling Education Campaign

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    April 22, 2021

     

     

    To Celebrate Earth Day, City Launches Recycling Education

    Recycling Awareness Campaign Addresses Pizza Boxes

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston, in collaboration with the Climate Smart Kingston Commission and in recognition of Earth Day, has launched a recycling awareness campaign. 

    In Kingston, pizza boxes are one of the top three paper recycling contaminants because they often contain grease and food particles. Even if the cardboard doesn’t appear to have grease stains, all pizza boxes should be disposed of in the garbage tote. To better educate the community, the City of Kingston has partnered with several restaurants city-wide, including Pie for the People, Vincenzo’s, 440 Pizza, Broadway Pizza, Savona’s Plaza Pizza, Savona’s Trattoria, King’s Pizza Restaurant, Tony’s Pizzeria, and Kingston Bread + Bar, who will include a sticker on their pizza boxes with recycling information. 

    “We know it may be counter-intuitive to place cardboard in the garbage, so we are informing the public by going straight to the pizza box itself,” said Mayor Noble. “In fact, one pizza box can contaminate an entire truckload of paper recycling, so it’s important the community be aware that these boxes are a non-recyclable material. Additionally, most frozen pizza cartons are wax-coated and should also be placed in the garbage.”

    “It was a pleasure to work on this community outreach education campaign. The pizza box stickers are just the start of creating a dialogue, debunking misconceptions, and correcting ‘wish-cycling’ in our city,” said Climate Smart Kingston Commissioner Melissa Iachetta. “I encourage everyone to support the businesses that are participating – we are truly grateful for their help, time, and commitment to this issue.”

    Climate Smart Kingston has also been working on an Earth Day Pledge Campaign, where residents can pledge to one (or more) of five Earth-saving efforts: to use less electricity, go meatless once a week, start composting, stop wish-cycling, and/or to reduce water usage. Find the Earth Day Pledge form here, and see how each ward stacks up against the others. 

    Representatives from the Climate Smart Kingston Commission will be promoting the recycling awareness campaign at the Kingston Farmer’s Market on Saturday, April 24 with more information about the project and the Earth Day pledges. 

    More recycling information, best practices, and frequently asked questions can be found at https://kingston-ny.gov/recycle. An informative new Recycling 101 video, which explains what can and cannot be recycled in Kingston, can be found here