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:
    [email protected]

    Kingston News

    5/23/2022 - Roadwork Update, Week of May 23, 2022

    Roadwork Update

    Week of May 23, 2022

    Central Hudson: Main installation will continue on Clifton Avenue (Aleo Post to Meade St and Highland Ave to Park St) and Aleo Post Lane with road closures and lane changes.

    Service replacements will continue the week of 5/23 on Clifton Avenue (Highland Avenue to Sylvester St), Hemlock Avenue, and Wynkoop Place with detours and road closures. Wurts Street Bridge: Current ongoing work includes installing mats and beams on the recently completed temporary Geosynthetically Reinforced Soil System wall (GRSS) on the north side of the bridge to facilitate future concrete deck pour and equipment access to the bridge. Ongoing steel replacement activities include; replacing sidewalk steel, facia stringers and gusset plates.

     Preparation is taking place for future concrete work involved with the bridge deck replacement. Over the next couple weeks the project will construct pedestrian sidewalk shed beneath the bridge to keep the walkway open and dock access available beneath the bridge during construction.

    Week of May 16, 2022

    DPW will be paving on Abeel Street from Dunn to the City line. DPW will also be re-painting the road markings on the recent Flatbush paving project. More on paving here.

    Central Hudson: Gas main installation will continue towards the end of the week of May 16 on Clifton Avenue and Aleo Post Ln. Service replacements will continue on Clifton Avenue (Highland Avenue to Shufeldt Street), Hemlock Avenue, and Wynkoop Place with detours and road closures. 

    Wurts Street Bridge: Current ongoing work includes constructing a temporary Geosynthetically Reinforced Soil System wall (GRSS) to facilitate future concrete deck pour and equipment access to the bridge. Ongoing steel replacement activities include; replacing sidewalk steel, facia stringers and gusset plates

    Preparation is taking place for future concrete work involved with the bridge deck replacement. Over the next couple weeks the project will construct pedestrian production beneath the bridge to keep the walkway open and dock access available beneath the bridge during construction. The DOT project staff is coordinating with the City to adjust Abeel St. to one way traffic and eliminate the one-way alternating signals at the Abeel St and Wurts St. intersection.

     

    Week of May 9, 2022

    Central Hudson: There will be no main installation the week of 5/9/22, however, blacktop crews will be working on Clifton Ave. 

    Service Replacements will continue the week of 5/9 on Clifton Avenue (Highland Avenue to Shufeldt Street), Hemlock Avenue, and Wynkoop Pl. 

    Henry Street paving is complete.

    Elmendorf Bridge construction is proceeding with the bridge scheduled to re-open end of this month.

     

    Week of May 2, 2022

    Central Hudson: Main installation will continue the week of 5/2 on Clifton Avenue (between Sylvester St and Flatbush Ave), Sherman Street, Aleo Post Ln and Lincoln Street with detours and road closures.

    Service Replacements will continue the week of 5/2 on Clifton Avenue (Highland Avenue to Sylvester Street), Hemlock Avenue, and Wynkoop Pl.

    Work proceeding at Elmendorf Bridge.

    Henry Street to be repaired next week between Clinton and Prospect.  No parking in this section will be in effect.

     

    Week of April 25, 2022

    Central Hudson: Clifton Ave/E. Chester Gas Replacement Project gas main installation will continue the week of 4/25 on Clifton Ave (between Sylvester St & Flatbush Ave), Sherman St, and Lincoln St with detours and road closures.

    Service Replacements will begin on Clifton Ave (Highland Ave to Shufeldt St) and Hemlock Ave.

    Elmendorf Bridge deck has been poured.  The bridge remains closed to all users for the duration of the project. A detour route is in place.

    DPW will continue pothole and sewer repair.

     

    Week of April 18, 2022

    Central Hudson: Blacktop crews will be working Friday April 15, however there will be no gas work due to a Central Hudson company holiday. Clifton Ave has had temporary blacktop restoration completed for the entire length of new gas main installed.

    Clifton Ave/E. Chester Gas Replacement Project continues the week of April 18, with main installation on Hemlock Ave, Wynkoop Pl, Shufeldt St, Wood St, Abbey St, Sylvester St, Stephan St and Clifton Ave (Highland Ave to Lincoln St). 

    Please expect road closures with detours through active construction zones.

     

    Week of April 11, 2022

    Central Hudson: Gas main installation will continue the week of April 11 on Clifton Avenue (between Wynkoop Pl and Lincoln St), Hemlock Ave, Wynkoop Pl, Shufeldt St, and Wood Street with detours and road closures. Clifton Ave between Highland Ave and Wynkoop Pl has been temporarily blacktopped. Temporary blacktopping will continue to follow gas main installation.

    Elmendorf Bridge restoration will begin after a winter shutdown. Construction will re-start the week of April 11 and is expected to be complete by Memorial Day. During the winter a temporary pedestrian walkway was provided. Once construction starts, the bridge will be entirely closed to all users including pedestrians. A detour route is in place.

    DOT has resumed construction at the intersection of Foxhall, Albany Avenue and Roosevelt and that drivers should expect occasional lane closures and some delays but no detours are anticipated due to the work to replace the traffic signals and improve the pedestrian crossings.

     

    Week of April 4, 2022 

    Central Hudson is continuing to work with construction partner, J. Mullen & Sons, Inc., to install new natural gas distribution mains and services. Replacement of approximately 13,800 feet of gas lines in the City of Kingston is formally set to begin in April and the project is estimated to take 6 months to complete. 

    The week of April 4, 2022, Central Hudson will begin working at the following locations: 

    • Exploratory potholing will begin in the intersection of Wood St and Clifton Ave and continue South to Highland Ave and North to Sylvester St.
    • Gas main installation will begin in the intersection of Wood St and Clifton Ave and continue South to Highland Ave and North to Sylvester St.