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
    Email:
    info@kingston-ny.gov

    Kingston News

    2/11/2021 - Safe and Accessible Flatbush & Foxhall Project Public Meeting on March 4

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    February 11, 2021

     

    Safe and Accessible Flatbush & Foxhall Project Public Meeting Announced

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that a virtual public meeting for the Safe and Accessible Flatbush and Foxhall Avenues Project will be held on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 12:00pm. Live Spanish interpretation will be available for the meeting.

    The Safe and Accessible Flatbush and Foxhall Avenues Project aims to improve pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure that connects the Colonial Gardens Apartments and residential streets in Midtown to surrounding business districts. Repairs and upgrades will be made from the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Colonial Drive to Foxhall Avenue and Broadway, including completing intermittent sidewalks and correcting hazardous railroad crossings. Approximately two miles of sidewalks will be rehabilitated, crosswalks painted, and ADA-compliant curb ramps will be installed. Bicycle accommodations will be added along both avenues, connecting to the Empire State Trail and the Kingston Greenline.

    At the public meeting, consultants from engineering firm GPI will present several design options for public consideration. 

    “This project will improve the neighborhood by creating an attractive, equitable, and user-friendly streetscape in the heart of the City, and will enable residents from different socioeconomic backgrounds to live and work within safe, walkable distances,” said Mayor Noble. “I have no doubt that making these improvements will help spur revitalization of the entire area, including the business corridor.”

    The Safe and Accessible Flatbush and Foxhall Avenues Project is funded in part by the Climate Smart Community Grant Program Title 15 of the Environmental Protection Fund through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Department of Transportation.

    March 4, 2021

    12:00 PM

    To join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84521926659?pwd=bUlpNHd5ellVT2I2QjBCSS9ndGZ1dz09

    Passcode: 5xC80y9Y

    Or dial in by phone: 646 558 8656

    Webinar ID: 845 2192 6659

    Passcode: 18856052

    For more information, visit: https://engagekingston.com/safe-and-accessible-flatbush-and-foxhall