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

    2/14/2018 - Mayor Steve Noble Announces Downtown Revitalization Initiative Priority Projects Survey

    February 14, 2018

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    Mayor Steve Noble Announces Downtown Revitalization Initiative Priority Projects Survey

     

    KINGSTON, N.Y. Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the launch of a public survey regarding the Downtown Revitalization Initiative in the Stockade District. The survey, which is available in English and Spanish, can be found at www.kingston-ny.gov/DRI. Paper copies of the survey are also available in the Mayor’s Office at City Hall, located at 420 Broadway.

     

    “We have been working non-stop to develop a Strategic Investment Plan that aligns with the goals and strategies set by our Local Planning Committee and that meets the standards and requirements of the State,” said Mayor Noble. “The community and Local Planning Committee now have eleven excellent projects to review and prioritize prior to submission of the plan to the State. I encourage all those who live, work, and visit Kingston to consider completing this survey so that we can ensure that our Strategic Investment Plan is a true reflection of the priorities of the Stockade District and our community as a whole.”

    The eleven priority projects include:

    • Upgrades to Dietz Stadium and the Andretta Pool
    •  Public improvements and amenities as part of the Kingstonian Uptown Revitalization Project, a proposed mixed-used development, which will be comprised of residential units, commercial space, lodging, a pedestrian plaza and a parking garage
    • Repairs to the Volunteer Fireman’s Hall and Museum
    • Implementation of key recommendations of the Uptown Stockade Transportation Plan, including addressing problem intersections, replacing sidewalks, and reversing street directions to improve traffic flow
    • Implementation of the Kingston Wayfinding Plan by purchasing and installing signage that allows travelers to easily navigate the Stockade district
    • Improvements to Academy Green Park, including the replacement of sidewalks, new park furnishings, landscaping and upgrades to the electric and plumbing
    • Launch of a structural investigation and mapping procedure with FEMA to address the re-categorization of the Uptown Levee, providing relief to property owners in and around the Kingston Plaza
    • Upgrades and stabilization of the historic remnants on Frog Alley, ultimately creating an open public space with interpretive signage, landscaping, and other amenities.
    • Reconfiguration of Schwenk Drive utilizing a Complete Streets approach, including reconfiguring the travel lanes, signal upgrades, ADA improvements, creating a new two-way bicycle lane (westbound) and creating a new parking lane (eastbound.)
    • Assistance for businesses and residents through the expansion of the Residential Rehabilitation Program and the availability of a commercial façade program
    • Launch of a coordinated print and digital media marketing campaign

    The online survey will be open from February 14th-28th. The survey is available in English here and available in Spanish here.

    For additional information about the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, visit www.kingston-ny.gov/DRI, e-mail DRI@kingston-ny.gov or call Brenna Robinson, Director of Economic and Community Development, at 845-334-3924.

     

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