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

    2/17/2020 - Roadwork Update: Week of February 17, 2020

     

    ROADWORK UPDATE

    Week of February 17, 2020

    Project Update 2/19/2020: The tree and stump removal continues and will be complete soon. Outside site work has slowed due to weather constraints until approximately March 9, 2020. The next update will be out at approximately that time.

     

    NYSDOT recently unveiled a new public service announcement and social media campaign focused on the importance of driving responsibly in work zones. The video highlights the importance of paying attention in work zones and obeying New York State’s “Move Over” laws.

    Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.  In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver license.

    For up-to-date travel information, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org.

    Follow New York State DOT’s Hudson Valley Region on Twitter: @NYSDOTHV. Find NYSDOT on Facebook at facebook.com/NYSDOT

     

    Week of February 3, 2020 

    From NYSDOT regarding the I-587 Roundabout roadwork: Over the next two weeks, work zone signing and variable message boards will be installed to notify residents and motorists of the work zone. 

    Next week, the monument and flags will be removed and stored, and tree removal will begin.  Between 9:00am and 4:00pm, brief traffic stoppages for less than five minutes may occur.  Additional site work, including overhead sign removal and lighting, will continue with little to no impact to traffic.

    NYSDOT recently unveiled a new public service announcement and social media campaign focused on the importance of driving responsibly in work zones. The video highlights the importance of paying attention in work zones and obeying New York State’s “Move Over” laws.

    Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.  In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver license.

    For up-to-date travel information, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org.

    Follow New York State DOT’s Hudson Valley Region on Twitter: @NYSDOTHV. Find NYSDOT on Facebook at facebook.com/NYSDOT