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

    Kingston News

    10/22/2017 - Executive Order: Paving 10/23-10/27

    EXECUTIVE ORDER (revised)
    Issued October 23, 2017


    Due to anticipated heavy rain, the continuation of DPW’s paving work will be delayed by one day. In the interest of assuring the safety of all residents and visitors to this area, certain traffic restrictions will be in effect.


    Therefore, I, Steven T. Noble, Mayor of the City of Kingston, by the power vested in me by the Charter of the City of Kingston declare:


    There will be “No Parking” on the following streets:

    • Hewitt Place, Conway Place, Schryver Court, and Furnace Street, between Henry Street and Franklin Street on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 6:00AM through Friday, October 27, 2017 at 8:00AM
    • Lindsley Avenue on Friday, October 27, 2017, from 6:00AM though 6:00PM 

    Sincerely,


    Steven T. Noble
    Mayor

     

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    Letter to Residents

    Milling & Paving: Milling on Monday 10/23/17

    Paving Tuesday 10/24/17 through Thursday 10/26/17

     

    Affected Streets:  Hewitt Place (Linderman to Conway)

                                 Conway Place (Hewitt to Josephine)

                                 Schryver Court (Henry to Dead End)

                                 Lindsley Avenue (Delaware to Dead End)

                                 Furnace Street (Henry to Franklin)

     

    Please be advised that the above streets have been scheduled for milling and paving on or about the dates listed.  Some variables such as weather or unforeseen emergencies may affect the starting date.

    During the milling and paving operation we ask that you make arrangements to keep all vehicles off the street and minimize trips as much as possible.  Once the paving process begins, access will be denied until the blacktop cools enough for normal vehicular traffic, approximately three to four hours.  ***The Kingston Library parking lot will be available to the residents of Furnace Street for the duration of the project. If you opt to park there at any time during this process, please be sure to place a copy of this letter on the dashboard of your vehicle.***

    We apologize for any inconvenience during this process and appreciate your cooperation as we improve the roadway.  Any questions, please call 338-2114 during regular business hours.

     

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