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

    I-587 Intersection Project

    The City of Kingston's I-587 at Albany Avenue intersection is in need of design improvements in order to increase the level of service for motor vehicles during peak travel hours and increase the safety and access of the intersection for pedestrians and bicyclists.  In 2011, the Ulster County Transportation Council funded a planning study to propose conceptual designs for these improvements.  In 2012, the City of Kingston Common Council passed a resolution in support of the study.  The next steps for the project are to complete detailed design and construction.  Since this intersection is a state-owned road, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is conducting the detailed design and construction phases.  NYSDOT Region 8 has begun design and construction is planned for late fall 2018.  

     The City is working closely with NYSDOT Region 8 on the design to plan for improvements to the sewer, water, and utilities underneath the intersection and to coordinate design and aesthetics with the Broadway Streetscape Project and other projects on the Kingston Greenline.

    To send your questions to the NYSDOT about the project, please click on this LINK Questions will be answered periodically in the Frequently Asked Questions document located in the project links below.    


    Project Host

    New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Region 8

    Project Goals

    • Reduce vehicle and pedestrian/bicyclist delays
    • Improve vehicular and pedestrian/bicyclists safety
    • Minimize impacts to area residents and businesses
    • Preserve parking capacity
    • Improve freight mobility
    • Enhance economic vitality
    • Incorporate energy efficiencies/green technologies
    • Improve gateway appearance
    • Protect historical character of the area
    • Incorporate public input into the process and results

    Funder(s) & Amounts

    Federal and State Funding through NYSDOT

    Project Manager's Contact Information

    Mark Kruk, P.E.

    Project Engineer

    New York State Department of Transportation, Hudson Valley

    4 Burnett Boulevard, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

    Project Status (Updated Oct 2017)

    NYSDOT is advancing the detailed design of the project. They are working with the City to determine improvements to sewer, water, and utilities underneath the intersection. The City has developed an Ad-Hoc Design and Aesthetics Committee to identify and coordinate design elements that can be used across the I-587, Broadway Streetscape Project, and the Kingston Point Rail Trail. NYSDOT held an informational meeting about the project and Kingston City Hall on October 24, 2017, which was followed by a meeting of a project specific design and aesthetics committee, made up of local volunteers. The design and aesthetics committee will meet again in January of 2018 on a date to be determined.

    Link to the NYSDOT page: NYSDOT Project Status Page

    Project Links

    Ulster County Transportation Council I-587 Planning Study Page

    2012 City of Kingston Resolution in Support of the Project

    Project Timeline

    December 3, 2015 Public Meeting Plan Graphic

    Frequently Asked Questions Updated September 2017

    August 2017 Updated Plan Graphic

    October 2017 Meeting Agenda and FAQs

    October 2017 Updated Plan Graphic (Presented at Meeting)

    October 2017 Proposed Sign Plan (Presented at Meeting) 

    Link to Submit Questions for NYSDOT on the Project