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

    7/16/2013 - July 16th Sewer Overflow Press Release

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    City of Kingston




    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            JULY 16, 2013

    Mayor Shayne R. Gallo announced that on Monday, July 9, 2013 a Sanitary Sewer Overflow to the Twaalfskill Creek was confirmed through water sampling and testing. Disinfection of the contaminated discharge was immediately instituted by means of chlorine injection.

    The sewer overflow was initially thought to be a result of soil loss in the vicinity of the Tannery Brook Shaft where much work has been focused over the past several years, however, after identifying a new sinkhole adjacent to Gilead Street, and failing to clear the obstruction by means of water jetting this past Saturday, a pipe collapse was confirmed through the use of remote inspection equipment, sewer camera. The location of the pipe collapse is that section of 24” diameter sewer pipe between the terminus of the Washington Avenue Tunnel and the Wilber Avenue Sanitary Sewer.

    At this time, manpower and equipment is being mobilized to first, bypass the sanitary sewer overflow from the stormwater outfall wherein it currently flows, to the Wilber Avenue Sanitary Sewer, and then to complete needed repairs. Workmen have been authorized to work continuously until the sanitary overflows are contained.

    This work is separate and distinct from ongoing efforts on Washington Avenue just south of the Linderman Avenue intersection, where relining of the sanitary sewer conduit located below the stormwater conveyance conduit is scheduled for the week of September 23, 2013.