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

    7/19/2024 - Weekly Roadwork Update: Week of July 22, 2024

    Weekly Roadwork Update

    Week of July 22

    Clinton Avenue Uptown Transportation Improvements Project will begin next week. Starting Monday July 22, Clinton Avenue from Albany Avenue to Main Street will be closed for sewer work.

    Southbound traffic should use Main Street to Fair Street to Pearl Street to bypass the work area. Northbound traffic should use Pearl Street to Wall Street to John Street to bypass the work area. In addition to using the detour, drivers are asked to avoid the area by seeking alternate routes to destinations. To access Kingston Plaza, I-587 is recommended.

    Paving - Augusta Street from West Chestnut Street to West Chester Street and West Chester Street from Broadway to Trenton Street were paved. 

    The next round of paving is: 

    - Millers Lane from Lucas Ave to the city line
    - Grandview Avenue from Lounsbury Place to Millers Lane
    - Cummings Avenue
    - Patriots Place
    - Heritage Court

    Milling for these five roads is scheduled to begin Friday, August 16 and continue through the following week, with paving being completed by Monday August 26, weather depending. 

    During this same time frame, Broadway from West O’Reilly Street to McEntee Street will be milled and paved. Milling is expected to being the week of Monday, August 19 and paving is expected to be completed by Friday August 23, weather depending. During milling and paving operations, all vehicles must remain off the street. 

    Prospect Street Sewer Project - expect delays and one-way operation on St. James at Prospect due to waterline construction in support of the Prospect Street Sewer project.

    Central Hudson-- crews will be working on gas service replacements on Pine Street the week of July 22. 

     

    Week of July 15

    Paving -- the next round of paving will be Augusta Street from West Chestnut Street to West Chester Street and West Chester Street from Broadway to Trenton Street. Milling is expected to begin on Monday, July 15, with paving expected to be completed by Friday, July 19, weather depending.

    Central Hudson-- Service crews will be working on Fair St and Furnace St. 

    Wurts Street Bridge - the bridge is now open but punchlist work will continue.

     

    Week of July 8

    Central Hudson-- Service replacements will continue the week on Fair Street and Furnace St. Lane closures and/or detours are expected.

    Paving -- Elizabeth Street was paved from Washington Avenue to Marius Street. Wall Street between Greenkill Ave and Elizabeth Street was completed.

    The next round of paving will be Augusta Street from West Chestnut Street to West Chester Street and West Chester Street from Broadway to Trenton Street. Preparation in the area has begun. Milling is expected to begin on Monday, July 15, with paving expected to be completed by Friday, July 19, weather depending.

    Wurts Street Bridge - the bridge is now open but punchlist work will continue with stone work and electrical.

    While work is being done on the access panels, the east sidewalk will be closed starting July 8, until work is completed. Traffic should pass through project without any issues. There may be a flagger at times to get trucks in and out of the work site.

     

    Week of July 1, 2023

    Central Hudson-- gas main installation/construction will be on hold for the week of July 1.

    Service replacements will continue the week of July 1 on Fair Street and Furnace St. Lane closures and/or detours are expected/

    Paving -- Elizabeth Street was paved from Washington Avenue to Marius Street. There will be a delay in paving the section of Wall Street between Greenkill Ave and Elizabeth St. Central Hudson will be mobilizing to do work in this area early next week, and then it will be paved immediately after.

    The next round of paving will be announced soon.

    Prospect Street Sewer Project - contractors will be performing survey operations on Prospect Street next week.

    Kingston Water Department – on July 1 and 2, KWD will be rebuilding manholes on N. Manor at Albany Ave. Manor between Albany and Manor Pl will be closed while the work is being done. And the southbound lane (towards Albany Ave) will remain closed overnight for the concrete to set properly. 

     

    Week of June 24, 2024

    Paving -- Elizabeth Street from Washington Avenue to Marius Street and Wall Street from Greenkill Avenue to Henry Street will be paved next week, weather permitting. Milling is expected to begin on Monday, June 24, with paving expected to be completed by Friday, June 28.

    Wurts Street Bridge-- work continues with touch-up paint, electrical work and testing lights. Lights may run one evening for testing a couple hours.

    Central Hudson--  gas main installation/construction will continue the week June 24 on Wall Street, Linderman Avenue, and Saint James Street. Expect road closures and/or lane closures in areas of active construction.

    Service replacements will continue on Fair Street. Lane closures and/or detours are expected.

    Post Office Park - continue preparing the site for plantings in September.

     

    Week of June 17, 2024

    Paving-- the next round of paving in 2024 will be Elizabeth Street from Washington Avenue to Marius Street and Wall Street from Greenkill Avenue to Henry Street. Preparation in the area has already begun. Milling is expected to begin on Monday, June 24, 2024, with paving expected to be completed by Friday, June 28, 2024, weather depending.


    Wurts Street Bridge-- NYSDOT has paved/striped Abeel Street at the bridge. 


    Central Hudson-- Gas main installation/construction will continue on Wall Street from Franklin Street to Henry Street, Linderman Avenue from Washington Avenue to Wall Street, Furnace Street, and Warren Place. Expect road closures and/or lane closures in areas of active construction.


    Service replacements will continue on Saint James Street and Fair Street. Lane closures and/or detours are expected.


    Central Hudson’s paving contractor will be restoring the following streets, starting Wednesday, June 19 or Thursday, June 20, weather depending. The schedule is subject to change. Each street will be posted 24 hours in advance of milling/paving.


    Day 1 – Levan Street

    Day 2 – Brewster

    Day 3 – Orchard Street (mill)

    Day 4 – Orchard Street (pave)

    Day 5 – Dietz @ Melvin

    Day 6 – W. Chestnut (mill)

    Day 7 – W. Chestnut (pave)

    Day 8 – New Street

    Day 9 – Montrepose


    Paving will be one lane – in the area where the trench was made-- as well as paving any other patches in the street area that they impacted.


    Post Office Park-- crews will continue preparing site for plantings in August/September.


    Prospect Street Sewer Project-- test pits with lane closures. Road will remain open to traffic during this work. 


    Clinton Avenue Uptown Transportation Improvements Project-- no construction work next week.

     

     

     

    Week of June 10, 2024

    Paving-- the next round of paving will be Elizabeth Street from Washington Avenue to Marius Street and Wall Street from Greenkill Avenue to Henry Street. Preparation in the area has already begun. Milling is expected to begin on Monday, June 24, 2024, with paving expected to be completed by Friday, June 28, 2024, weather depending.

    Central Hudson--gas main install/work will continue on Wall St - Franklin to Henry, Linderman Ave - Washington to Wall, Furnace St and Warren Street.

    Service installation will continue on St James St and Fair Street.  

    Post Office Park— crews will continue installing concrete structures, and will begin grading site for landscaping.

    Wurts Street Bridge— current work includes steel repairs, paint touch up, electrical work, striping and punch list items.

    ADA Ramps Citywide – no work this week.

    Prospect Street Sewer Project – no work this week.

    Clinton Avenue Improvements Project – no work this week.

     

    Week of June 3, 2024

    Wurts Street Bridge-- construction crew is scheduled to mill and pave Abeel Street on Friday, June 7, starting at 6:30am and continuing until work is completed.

    Central Hudson-- Gas main installations will continue on Wall Street, Warren Place, and Furnace Street. Service installations will continue on St James Street and Fair Street.  

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

    Prospect Street Sewer Project-- the contractor will mobilize in June.

    Clinton Avenue Uptown Transportation Improvements Project -- due to additional sewer/stormwater work, project construction will not begin until early July.

    Traffic advisory: this weekend is Field and Supply at Hutton Brickyards, so traffic will likely to be backed up on Delaware. The beach and Rotary Park area will likely have limited parking. Approaching from North Street will be much easier than Delaware Ave. 

     

     

    Week of May 28, 2024

    Paving: this week, Delaware Avenue from Broadway to Hasbrouck Avenue, Jansen Avenue, Staples Street, and Susan Street were paved.

    The next round of paving is expected to be announced soon.

    Prospect Street Sewer Project - the contractor will mobilize in June.

    Wurts Street Bridge-- no construction work over the holiday weekend. Next week, work continues on various steel repairs, caulking and painting, electrical work, south slope prep, and preparation for the removal of the safe span and paving.

    Central Hudson-- Construction will continue the week of May 28 on Pine St and Fair St. Expect road closures and/or lane closures in areas of active construction.Service replacements will continue the week of May 28 on Saint James Street and Fair St. Lane closures and/or detours are expected.

    Kingston Water Department --will close Flatbush Ave from Farrelly to Clifton on Tuesday, May 28 starting around 8:00am to locate a leak. 

     

    Week of May 20, 2024

    Paving-- Roosevelt Ave between Albany Ave and Manor Place was paved.

    Next week, Delaware Avenue from Broadway to Hasbrouck Avenue, Jansen Avenue from Foxhall to East Chester Street, and Staples Street from Broadway to the dead-end will be milled and paved. Milling is expected to begin on Monday, May 20, with paving expected to be completed by Friday, May 24, weather depending.

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

    Prospect Street Sewer Project - the contractor will mobilize in June.

    ADA Ramps Citywide – crews will continue restoration along Pearl Street and Elizabeth Street and will begin demobilization from the staging area at South Sterling.

    Wurts Street Bridge- work continues with various steel repairs, caulking and painting, electrical work, and south slope prep. Painting work will continue over the weekend.

    Central Hudson- Construction will continue the week of May 20 on Furnace Street between Franklin Street and the dead end, and Center St between Furnace and Clinton. Expect road closures and/or lane closures in areas of active construction.

    Service replacements will continue the week of May 20 on Saint James Street Prospect Street to Pine St. Lane closures and/or detours are expected.

    Thomas Street will be closed from Broadway to Saccoman Ln. for most of the day on Tuesday, May 21 for a private sewer lateral replacement.

     

    Week of May 13, 2024

    Central Hudson: Construction will continue the week of May 13 on Fair Street between Franklin Street and Henry St and on Furnace St between Franklin St and the dead-end. Expect road closures and/or lane closures in areas of active construction.

    Service replacements will continue the week of May 13 on Saint James Street from Prospect Street to Clinton Avenue. Lane closures and/or detours are expected.

    ADA Ramps Citywide: crews will continue restoration along Pearl Street. The restoration of Pearl Street should be completed next week.

    Crews will continue construction of ramps along Elizabeth Street. It is anticipated that ramps on  Elizabeth Street will be completed and restoration will begin next week.

    Henry Street Streetscape Project: all remaining signage will be installed. Mulch will be laid around the trees. The final striping will be painted next week. To facilitate the street striping, there will be No Parking within 50 feet of the intersections on Henry Street next week.  

    Wurts Street Bridge – work continues with south tower repairs, various steel repairs, caulking and painting below bridge deck and at north tower, electrical work within chambers and south slope preparation. The bridge rail has been installed and trees and grass have been planted.

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

     

     

    Week of May 6, 2024 

    Post Office Park – work continues to excavate and form pathways, bench areas, and bicycle pads.

    Henry Street Safe Routes to School project – striping of the road will be completed in the coming weeks. Final punch list items will be completed. 

    ADA Ramps Citywide – crews will continue to pour the curbs, ramps, and sidewalks along Pearl Street. Final restoration of the ramp on Pearl Street is expected to be completed on Pearl Street in one week.Once restoration on Pearl Street is completed, crews will begin excavation on the final ramps at Elizabeth Street and Washington Avenue and Elizabeth Street and Wall Street.

    Central Hudson: gas line replacement will continue on St James Street. Expect road closures and/or detours in areas of active construction. Service replacements will continue on Maiden Lane. Lane closures and/or detours are expected.

    From noon to 6:00pm on Saturday May 4, Henry Street will be closed between Broadway and Sterling Street for a Cinco de Mayo celebration.

    Upcoming paving: the second round of paving in 2024 will be Delaware Avenue from Broadway to Hasbrouck Avenue, Jansen Avenue from Foxhall to East Chester Street, and Staples Street from Broadway to the dead-end. Preparation in the area has already begun. Milling is expected to begin on Monday, May 20, with paving expected to be completed by Friday, May 24, weather depending.

     

    Week of April 29, 2024

    Post Office Park – work continues with excavating and pouring concrete for pathways, bench areas, and bicycle pads. Please be advised that these walkways contain glow stone and that residents may observe a slight glow from the park. This is part of the design and presents no harm to the public.

    Henry Street Safe Routes to School project – Paving and remaining tree planting is being completed on Friday, April 26. No work is planned for week of April 29. Striping is expected in the week of May 6.

    ADA Ramps Citywide – crews will continue excavating corners and pouring the curbs, ramps, and sidewalks along Pearl Street. Ramps on Pearl Street are expected to be completed in two weeks and then final restoration will begin. Restoration continues along Main Street.

    Central Hudson – Construction will continue next week on Saint James Street between Green Street and Prospect St. Expect road closures and/or detours in areas of active construction.


    Week of April 22, 2024

    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, 2024

    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 8,2024

    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.