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 Point Climate Adaptive Design


    Project Host City of Kingston & Supermass Studio Landscape Architecture
    Project Goals

    Kingston Point was the site of the 2017 Cornell CAD StudioBuilding on concepts and strategies explored in the CAD Studio, this project will evaluate sea level rise scenarios and assess their implications for the City and the larger Hudson River estuary ecosystem. Key findings and potential climate adaptation measures with graphic materials and exhibits will be shared with the community at large to promote outreach, education and awareness.

    The project will develop an overall plan with engineering concepts that balances opportunities for ecological health, resiliency and recreation. Through additional engagement with relevant stakeholders, a demonstration project with the most immediate value and feasibility for the City will be identified for preliminary design. Some examples of possible demonstration projects include:

    1) the creation of living shorelines and incorporation of habitat restoration and management paired with interpretive and educational programs between the Hutton Brickyards and the public beach;

    2) the development of an engineering design that will utilize the beach as a sea level rise adaptation device while enhancing natural habitats and park programming opportunities; or

    3) the management and habitat restoration of the tidal wetlands, which would incorporate an interpretive raised trail system connecting other areas of the park.

    Depending on the development of the project, the preliminary design may be a combination of various elements. The preliminary design will provide the necessary design, engineering, and permitting documentation for the City to finalize and subsequently construct the design.

    Funder(s) & Amounts

    Grant award: $134,000
    Funding for this project from the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Hudson River Estuary Program (NYSDEC HREP) is channeled directly to the Supermass Studio, not to the City.

    Project Manager's Contact Information

    Julie Noble
    Sustainability Coordinator


    Project Status (October 2019) A project kickoff meeting was held, existing data and site conditions are being evaluated, and public and stakeholder engagement is being planned.
    Project Links

    More info at

    CAD Studio

    SuperMass Studio Landscape Architecture