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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

    6/5/2020 - City of Kingston Seeks Input on Open Streets Plan

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    June 5, 2020

     

    City of Kingston Seeks Input on Open Streets Plan

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that a public opinion survey has been posted at EngageKingston.com seeking input on an Open Streets concept for the City of Kingston.  

    As the Mid-Hudson region enters Phase II of reopening on Tuesday June 9, local businesses are planning to open and preparing best practices for following COVID-19 guidelines issued by New York State. To assist in these efforts, the City of Kingston is considering an Open Streets plan that would help our shops and restaurants get back to business by operating outdoors. In an Open Street scenario, streets are closed to vehicular traffic and opened up to pedestrians, creating more physical space for outdoor dining and open-air shopping.

    “We recognize everyone is eager for our local businesses to reopen, but we also must continue to be vigilant about the health and wellness of our entire community,” said Mayor Noble. “We hope this concept will both help local businesses and offer safe shopping and dining for residents. Whether you're a Kingston business owner, resident or visitor, please take a moment to fill out the survey and provide your feedback.”

    The City of Kingston would initiate the Open Streets plan by the end of June and continue through Columbus Day. The survey will be open until June 12, 2020, and can be found here: https://engagekingston.com/open-streets-initiative

    Businesses interested in participating in Open Streets should use this survey to reserve the public spaces necessary for outdoor operation. More resources and guidance for businesses entering Phase II can be found at https://kingston-ny.gov/kingstonrecovers.