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

    12/7/2020 - Virtual Public Meeting for the Henry Street Safe Routes to School Project


    December 7, 2020 


    City of Kingston to Host Virtual Public Meeting for the Henry Street Safe Routes to School Project


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that a virtual public meeting will be held for the Henry Street Safe Routes to School Project on December 16, 2020 at 12:00pm. City staff and the engineering consultant GPI will share information about design alternatives. 

    The Henry Street Safe Routes to School Project aims to provide safe accommodations for pedestrians and bicyclists along Henry Street. The preliminary plan for the project proposed a multi-use pathway on one side of the street, however, due to constraints on the street discovered as the engineers advanced the plan, a new plan with 6-foot sidewalks will be presented. The new design plan recommends 11-foot travel lanes, 7-foot parking lanes, 6-foot sidewalks, and grass strips with street trees between the sidewalk and curb. The 6-foot sidewalks will provide accommodations for pedestrians and younger bicyclists. More experienced bicyclists will use the vehicle travel lanes. The project will also include accessible ramps at intersections, crosswalk markings, signs, and striping. A bicycle shelter will be installed at the George Washington Elementary School for public use. 

    It is expected that design will be completed in the spring and the project will be bid next year with construction potentially beginning in the fall of 2021.  

    “We are excited to move the Henry Street project forward, which will be the next large streetscape project that the City will embark on,” said Mayor Noble. “Not only will it beautify the street, most importantly the re-design will provide a safe route to school for students at George Washington, which is a walking school.”

    At the public meeting, participants will be able to ask questions via the chat feature, which will be moderated by Kristen Wilson, the Director of Grants Management. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be offered during the meeting. A recording of the meeting in English and Spanish will be available on the City’s YouTube channel following the meeting. Following the meeting the public can provide comments at Engage Kingston until January 11, 2021.

    The Henry Street Safe Routes to School Project is funded by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Transportation Alternatives Program and local funds.  

    To join the webinar, click:

    Passcode: Jxcfiy6G


    Or dial in by phone at 646-558-8656

    Webinar ID: 844 6307 0460

    Passcode: 34046316