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

    (845) 331-0080
    [email protected]

    Kingston News

    3/24/2023 - Update on Status of $10 Million Waste Water Treatment Plant Project


    March 24, 2023


    Mayor Noble Update on Status of $10 Million Waste Water Treatment Plant Project


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to give an update on the City of Kingston’s $10 million Waste Water Treatment Plant facility upgrade project.

    The Waste Water Treatment Plant project, which began in June 2022, includes two main components: rebuilding the outfall to limit the ammonia and nitrogen emitted into the Rondout Creek, and the installation of new energy-efficient blowers in the aeration tanks, which will reduce an estimated 417,000 kwh per year, a 33% savings.

    “If you have driven down East Strand lately, you have seen extensive construction activity and a huge crane working near the Rondout Creek. The upgrades at the plant are progressing nicely, with the energy-efficient blowers partially installed, much underwater work happening to build the new outfall into the Rondout Creek,” said Mayor Noble. “This is an enormous project that makes vital environmental improvements, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and electricity usage, and will improve plant operations, efficiency, and reliability. I would like to thank the Chief Operator at the treatment plan, Allen Winchell, who has overseen this project and the City Engineering and Public Works staff who have all contributed to this project.”

    The project’s benefits include:

    • Improving water quality in the Rondout Creek and Hudson River by reducing nitrogen/ammonia in the treated effluent and implementing seasonal nitrification/denitrification of the wastewater
    • Improving mixing and dilution with an improved outfall nearer the creek center
    • Improving plant reliability by replacing old and obsolete equipment
    • Saving significant energy due installing modern equipment
    • Reducing maintenance efforts due to improved controls and more reliable equipment
    • Allowing the City to comply with the requirements of the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit.

    As part of rebuilding the outfall, the Rondout Creek bulkhead adjacent to the Waste Water Treatment Plant will also be repaired. The project is expected to be complete by summer 2023.

    The Waste Water Treatment Plant work is being done to meet New York State Department of Conservation (NYSDEC) requirements and is anticipated to cost a total of $10,203,350, with a 10.42% contribution from the Town of Esopus. The City of Kingston was awarded $2,250,000 in New York State Water Infrastructure Improvement (WIIA) grants. The balance will be financed under a no-interest hardship loan from the New York Environmental Facilities Corporation.

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