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]

    Kingston On The Move! - Transportation Projects

    A strategic transportation planning sub-committee of the Complete Streets Advisory Council is working with the current administration to create a new vision and action plan for transportation in Kingston.  

    We envision the City of Kingston as a vibrant, bustling community.  Its safe and reliable transportation system moves and connects people to places, with a variety of motorized and non-motorized options working together to provide users with a seamless and stress-free experience.  

    You can view the current status of all of our transportation projects in the links below.  Feel free to contact the project managers listed in the tables below to ask specific questions about the projects in progress.    

    Thirteen Projects on the Kingston Greenline
    Don't see the project you are looking for? Click above! It might be on the Greenline!

    I-587 Intersection Project

    2017 Safe Routes to School

    Greenkill Avenue Bridge

    Hurley Ave. Pavement and Complete Streets Project

    Henry Street Safe Routes to School Project

    Midtown Parking Lots Green Infrastructure


    Kingston Waterfront Resiliency

    Rondout Riverport Shoreline Stabilization and Public Access

    Franklin Complete Streets Project

    Wilbur Avenue Paving Project

    Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PSAP) Intersections

    Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan