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

    7/12/2021 - City of Kingston to Create a Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan


    July 12, 2021


    City of Kingston to Create a Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston is creating a Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan (PBMP) that will inform efforts to improve conditions for active transportation users, reduce vehicle congestion and emissions, and support community health. Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C. has been selected as the consultant for the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan. 

    The grant-funded Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan will analyze the City's existing and planned pedestrian and bicycle networks and will identify gaps in those systems. Assessment will include a sidewalk inventory, bicycle infrastructure inventory, measuring bicycle and pedestrian use, and public input. The PBMP will provide recommendations including: prioritization of projects, an ADA Transition Plan, a list of recommended education, enforcement, encouragement and evaluation programs, policies, and a set of branded maps. The PBMP will also advise how pedestrians and cyclists should be considered in all future transportation projects and infrastructure investments.

    “An ideal local transportation network has well-connected streets and paths that link to public transit. Making these routes safe and convenient for all travelers promotes physical activity, access to recreation, investment in environmental preservation, and helps to improve positive health results,” said Mayor Noble. “The PBMP will allow us to identify gaps in our existing infrastructure, like missing sidewalks, and will help us prioritize future projects. The plan will provide recommendations of policy, programming, and education to increase walkability for our community and better overall quality of life.”

    “We are very pleased to work with Barton & Loguidice on this project. B&L has expertise in data collection and extensive public outreach,” said Emily Flynn, Director of Health and Wellness and PBMP project manager. “The Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan will pull together all our previous plans that incorporate active transportation to assess current and future transportation demand, and will provide us with an accurate picture of how people move through our city now, and how they could travel more safely in the future.” 

    During the process, there will be several opportunities for public participation and community feedback. Once complete, the PBMP will be presented to the Common Council for approval.

    The Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan has been 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.

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