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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

    9/29/2020 - City of Kingston Announces Paving of Boulevard/Route 32

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    September 29, 2020 

     

    City of Kingston Announces Paving of Boulevard/Route 32

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Department of Public Works are pleased to announce that Boulevard (Route 32) will be paved from the City line to Greenkill Avenue. Preparation has begun, with milling to begin next week and paving to be completed by October 16, weather depending.

    “We are continuing to make infrastructure improvements on our most traveled roads throughout the City,” said Mayor Noble. “I want to thank our Department of Public Works for their hard work in making these important improvements happen with as little disruption as possible.”

    NYS Department of Transportation crews are currently moving along Boulevard installing sidewalks and retaining walls, with flaggers directing traffic. Drivers should expect long delays in traffic during the next two weeks and are encouraged to seek alternate routes.

    Drivers should also be aware of changing traffic patterns along Greenkill Avenue. NYS Department of Transportation has been completing the Empire State Trail south section, which connects the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail to the Jansen Avenue trailhead of the Kingston Point Rail Trail. The paved and landscaped trail travels along Boulevard/Route 32, Greenkill Avenue, and Broadway. Funding for the Empire State Trail comes from NY State-dedicated transportation funds.

    More information about paving projects in the City of Kingston can be found at https://kingston-ny.gov/paving.