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

    (845) 331-0080
    [email protected]

    Hudson Landing Promenade

    The Hudson Landing Promenade and Development project, a public/private inter-municipal partnership, will provide economic development benefits for the City of Kingston and the Town and County of Ulster. It is a transformational project for the municipalities and the Hudson Valley Region. The Partners, the City of Kingston Planning Board, Town of Ulster, Hudson Landing Development LLC and the County of Ulster, have joined to advance this unique opportunity.

    The overall plan, approved by an extensive planning review and SEQR process, is to invest in constructing meaningful permanent public infrastructure to jump-start the larger transformational Hudson Landing Development project that will create a new neighborhood on the Kingston/Ulster waterfront. This project will bring new investment, jobs and tax ratables to a former cement factory and mine site that now sits idle. The site is located within the City of Kingston and Town of Ulster and will provide a quality “infill” urban revitalization project. It will add new vitality and residents to the waterfront area.

    The total estimated project cost in the first phase is $2.4 million, with $1.2 million for the construction of the Promenade by grants, and $1.2 million provided by Hudson Landing Development LLC through cash investments for the access road, utilities and other components, as well as the permanent easement of the land needed for the Promenade and related items.

    The Promenade is seen as the first step toward jump-starting the Hudson Landing project even with the uncertainties in the housing market.