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 News

    11/10/2020 - DRI Uptown Transportation Improvements Project Public Meeting


    November 10, 2020



    DRI Uptown Transportation Improvements Project Public Meeting

    Virtual Public Meeting to be Held on November 19


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that a virtual public meeting will be held for the DRI Uptown Transportation Improvements Project on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 12:00pm.

    The Uptown Transportation Improvements Project will address pedestrian access and circulation for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians—improving safety and navigability while attracting tourism, shopping, dining, and other business activity to the Stockade District. It will also support the future connection between portions of the Kingston Greenline and our goal of creating complete streets across the City. 

    With funding provided by Governor Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative, administered by the NYS Department of State, the City’s engineering consultants Hudson Valley Engineering Associates (HVEA) have examined safety and traffic circulation on two key routes in the Stockade Business District.

    The project is specifically focused on improvements to Schwenk Drive between Washington Avenue and Fair Street, and the intersections at Clinton Avenue and Westbrook Lane, Main/John Street, and Albany Avenue. 

    City staff and consultants will present the alternatives considered and the preferred design concept, which were reviewed by the Project Advisory Committee. Meeting participants will be able to ask questions via the chat feature, which will be moderated by Kristen Wilson, the Director of Grants Management. Following the meeting, the public can provide feedback via Engage Kingston until December 31, 2020.

    It is expected that design for the Uptown Transportation Improvements Project will be completed in the spring with construction in summer 2021. 

    “This project will enhance the two gateways to the Uptown Historic District and provide for enhanced usability for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists,” said Mayor Noble. “We hope all who frequent these streets will weigh in on the project.” 

    Spanish interpretation will be available at the virtual public meeting. For log-in information, please visit:

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