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
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    1/9/2020 - Mayor Noble Announces 508-Acre State Park Proposed for City of Kingston

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    January 9, 2020

     

    Mayor Noble Announces 508-Acre State Park Proposed for City of Kingston

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble would like to thank Governor Andrew Cuomo for his leadership on the ‘Restore Mother Nature’ initiative, which would create a New York state park in Kingston. As announced yesterday with his State of the State address, Cuomo has proposed a bond act to create a state park along the Hudson River in the City of Kingston and Town of Ulster. The 500+ acre park will include over a mile of riverfront access and will create a series of trails which will connect to the Empire State Trail. 

     

    “A state park in our own backyard will be a huge environmental and economic boon for the community, bringing world-class recreation and unprecedented access to the Hudson River,” said Mayor Noble.  “I am thrilled to work with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Scenic Hudson and the Town of Ulster to protect and preserve this truly unique open space. Not only will this public park be an incredible opportunity for our City and this entire area, it will restore a previously industrial property back to its natural state.” 

     

    Mayor Noble thanks Scenic Hudson for the foresight and vision in acquiring the 508-acre parcel of neglected land, and Governor Cuomo for his commitment to improving and expanding New York’s network of beautiful public open spaces.

     

    “I look forward to working with our partners at the state Legislature as well as the public in passing the ‘Restore Mother Nature’ Bond Act this year,” said Mayor Noble. 

     

    In partnership with the Hudson Valley Greenway and Scenic Hudson, the City of Kingston is currently working on the design of a one-mile section of the Empire State Trail, which will run through the proposed park land. The City will be putting the bid for construction out this spring.