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

    4/26/2019 - The City of Kingston's DPW to Begin Paving and Patching City Streets

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    April 26, 2019 

    THE CITY OF KINGSTON’S DPW TO BEGIN PAVING AND PATCHING CITY STREETS

    DPW Acquires New Patching Truck, “Patchzilla”

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble and DPW Superintendent Edward Norman are pleased to announce that the City’s Department of Public Works has acquired a patching truck, and will begin filling potholes and paving City streets next week. 

    The patching truck, a 2019 International truck with a PB Loader Patch Body, called “Patchzilla,” will be operated by City workers, who will begin filling potholes in the City of Kingston next week. The new truck keeps up to eight tons of asphalt hot, allowing DPW to use one bed-load for 8-10 hours, and creates less waste of lost material. The heated bed will also make it possible for DPW to extend patching into the winter season, working with hot patch much longer than previously capable. Overall, the dependable new truck, which cost $210,000, will reduce expenses and increase efficiency in street maintenance. For reference, the previous asphalt box from the same manufacturer was purchased in 1988 and outlasted three separate trucks. Patchzilla will also be outfitted with an 11-foot plow for use in emergency snow situations. 

    In addition to patching, City contractors will begin Round 1 of DPW’s anticipated paving projects this year. Starting April 29, milling and paving will begin on the following streets: 

                                        South Washington Avenue – from Boulevard to dead-end

                                        Petit Avenue – all

                                        Klingburg Avenue – from Boulevard to dead-end

                                        Condie Street – from Albert to Route 32

                                        Wilbur Avenue – near the Sewer Annex and additional sections near Chapel St.

    Work completion is dependent upon weather and other unforeseen factors. The subsequent rounds of paving will include up to 10 additional streets in 2019, and will begin after the completion of the first round. 

    “We recognize the great need for roadwork in our City and are investing in the appropriate equipment to make the necessary improvements,” said Mayor Noble. “Now that spring is here, we are ready to get out and start paving and patching our streets. There will be approximately 15 streets paved this year, in addition to patching, and that work begins on Monday.” 

    “The Patchzilla truck is a valuable addition to our DPW fleet, and will help us make much needed maintenance to the streets, and in doing so, keep the City running smoothly,” said Superintendent Edward Norman. “This equipment is reliable and easy to use, which makes for happy workers and more efficiency.”