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

    4/19/2024 - Weekly Roadwork Update: Week of April 22, 2024

    Weekly Roadwork Update

    Week of April 22

    Dietz Stadium - next week, water connection work at Hurley Avenue will begin. On Monday, April 22 and Tuesday April 23, the one-way section of Hurley Ave from the municipal parking lot to Washington Ave will be closed to traffic from 7:00am – 4:00pm.

    The municipal parking lot will be closed with no access for the week of April 22. The access point from Joy’s Lane will be re-opened and protected with additional fencing to allow two-way traffic to parking behind Berkshire Reality, Black Eyed Suzie’s, Manpower, Sunshine Smiles, and TD Bank.

    Post Office Park – excavation continues forming pathways, bench areas, and bicycle pads. Please be advised that crews will be pouring slabs on Monday morning at 8:00am. There may be traffic delays due to flagger operations.

    Henry Street Safe Routes to School project –crews will be replacing a collapsed storm line near the Sterling Street intersection, and continue to install curbs, ramps, and sidewalks at the Prospect Street intersection and at the Sterling Street and Cedar Street intersection. Next week, crews will be milling and paving the remainder of Henry Street. From April 22through April 24, Henry Street will be closed between Broadway and Clinton Ave between 6:00am and 6:00pm.

    ADA Ramps Citywide – crews will continue excavating ramps on Pearl Street, and will next pour the curbs, ramps, and sidewalks along Pearl Street. It is anticipated that the ramps on Pearl Street will be completed in the next two weeks and will crews will begin final restoration. Restoration work continues along Main Street.

    Central Hudson – Construction will continue on St. James Street between Fair St and Clinton Ave. Expect road closures and/or lane closures in areas of active construction. On Monday, St. James St. closed from Wall St. to Pine Street and Fair St. from Maiden Ln. to Franklin St. will be closed. 

     

    Week of April 15

    Post Office Park – excavation continues forming pathways, bench areas, and bicycle pads.

    Henry Street Streetscape Project – crews will continue to install curbs, ramps, and sidewalks at the Prospect Street intersection and at the Sterling Street and Cedar Street intersection. A. Colarusso is tentatively scheduled to mill and pave the remainder of Henry Street the week of April 22.  

    ADA Ramps Citywide – crews will begin excavating ramps on Pearl Street for the following intersections: Pearl at Johnston Ave, Burgevin Street, Emerson St/Noone Lane, Washington Ave, Green Street, and Wall Street.

    Crews will pour the curbs, ramps, and sidewalks along Main Street. It is anticipated the ramps on Main Street will be completed the week of April 15, and then begin final restoration on Main Street will begin.

    Clinton Avenue Intersection Improvements – contractor will be performing underground investigations along Clinton Avenue. There shall be flagger operations with VMS boards.

    Central Hudson – gas main installation will continue on Maiden Lane between Clinton and Wall St, Fair St between Maiden Ln and Franklin St, Pine St, and/or Saint James St between Wall St and Clinton Ave. Expect road closures and/or lane closures in areas of active construction. On Monday, April 15, Fair Street will be closed from Pearl Street to Maiden Lane.

    Wurts Street Bridge – continued construction on South tower repairs, steel repairs and Bridge Rail installation, along with caulking and painting.

     

     

    Week of April 8

    Post Office Park – work continues for excavating pathways, forming bench areas, and bicycle pads on the Millard lot.

    Henry Street Streetscape Project – crews are finishing up the project with the installation of curbs, ramps, and sidewalks at the Prospect Street intersection.

    ADA Ramps Citywide – crews will continue building ADA compliant ramps across the city, beginning with ramps along Main Street, Pearl Street and Elizabeth St.

    Central Hudson – gas line replacement work will continue on Maiden Lane between Clinton Ave and Wall St and Fair Street between Pearl and Maiden Ln. Expect road closures and/or lane closures in areas of active construction.

     

     Week of April 1, 2024 

    Clinton Avenue/Uptown Transportation Improvements Project: A public information meeting for the Clinton Avenue Uptown Transportation Improvements Project will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 from 5-7pm, at Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street. City staff, consultants, and contractors will be available to help answer stakeholder questions about project scope, maintenance of traffic and sidewalks during construction and more.


    The Clinton Avenue project will improve pedestrian access, traffic circulation, and key intersections within the Stockade Business District. The Albany/Clinton Avenue intersection will receive a replacement traffic signal, and the Clinton/Westbrook intersection will feature a new traffic signal. Sidewalk, curb, drainage, lighting, and paving improvements, along with landscaping, signage and striping improvements will be installed.


    Work is expected to begin in May and continue through the end of 2024.


    Post Office Park – crews will continue excavating, forming pathways, bench areas, and bicycle pads.


    Henry Street Safe Routes to School project – crews have mobilized to complete the project. Currently they are installing curbs, ramps, and sidewalks at the Prospect Street intersection.


    ADA Ramps Citywide – construction crew will begin mobilization to complete 32 ramps from last year’s project. The remaining ramps will be installed along Main St., Pearl St., and Elizabeth St.


    Central Hudson will be working on Maiden Lane, which will be closed from Clinton Ave. to Fair St. on Tuesday, April 2.



    Week of March 25, 2024:

    Clinton Avenue/Uptown Transportation Improvements Project: A public information meeting for the Clinton Avenue Uptown Transportation Improvements Project will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 from 5-7pm, at Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street. City staff, consultants, and contractors will be available to help answer stakeholder questions about project scope, maintenance of traffic and sidewalks during construction and more.

    The Clinton Avenue project will improve pedestrian access, traffic circulation, and key intersections within the Stockade Business District. The Albany/Clinton Avenue intersection will receive a replacement traffic signal, and the Clinton/Westbrook intersection will feature a new traffic signal. Sidewalk, curb, drainage, lighting, and paving improvements, along with landscaping, signage and striping improvements will be installed. Work is expected to begin in May and continue through the end of 2024.

    Prospect Street Sewer Project: in order for the sewer project to get started, four trees along Prospect Street between Liberty Street and St. James Street will be removed on Monday and Tuesday.

     Post Office Park: work began on the Dederick St. side of Prince St. Crews will begin excavation on the Dallas Hot Weiner side of Prince Street next.

    Central Hudson will start gas line replacement construction in April.

     

     

    Week of March 18, 2024:

    Clinton Avenue Transportation Improvements Project: Tree removals on Clinton Avenue between Albany Avenue and John Street are planned for March 18 and 19. Flagger operation will be in place; one-way operation and sidewalk closures with pedestrian detours will be in place during work. Drivers and pedestrians are encouraged to seek alternate routes. Delays are expected. On-street parking on Clinton Avenue will be restricted. Alternate routes utilizing I-587 to bypass the work area are suggested. Road closure is not planned but delays are likely.

    As a part of the Clinton Avenue Transportation Improvements Project, eight new trees will be planted. 

    ADA Curb Ramps: the installation of 32 curb ramps from the 2023 project will resume in April. Mobilization is expected for April 1, with construction beginning on April 8 with ramp installation on Main Street. In addition to the completion of the 2023 ADA ramps project, there will be 50+ additional ramps installed with the 2024 ramps project. 

    Central Hudson will start gas line replacement construction in April.