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.
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 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.
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.
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Kingston, New York
A New Vision - Kingston On The Move!
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.
To realize this vision the City is creating a prioritized three-year action plan that includes both planning and capital projects that are current and on the immediate horizon. Check back here soon for a PDF version of the action plan. 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
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
Kingston Waterfront Resiliency
Rondout Riverport Shoreline Stabilization and Public Access
Franklin Complete Streets Project