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

    11/23/2021 - Pedestrian Safety Action Plan Project is Now Completed


    November 23, 2021 


    Pedestrian Safety Action Plan Project is Now Completed

    Improvements at Six Key Intersections


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan project is now completed. 

    The Pedestrian Safety Action Plan project improved pedestrian safety at six crosswalk intersections across the City:

    Joy's Lane at Municipal Stadium Road

    Broadway at McEntee

    Broadway at Delaware Avenue/Yosman Towers

    Broadway at Andrew Street

    North Front at Crown Street

    Albany Avenue at Maiden Lane

    Previously, these intersections had high pedestrian traffic and were found to be at greater than average risk for crashes. This project installed ADA compliant curb ramps, curb extensions, high visibility crosswalks, high visibility signage, rectangular rapid-flashing beacons, and pedestrian signal countdown timers. Engineering Consultants from Creighton Manning LLP created final design with construction by A. Colarusso & Son. Construction began in July 2021 and was delayed slightly due to supply chain issues. 

    “The City continues to make investments to improve the walkability of our neighborhoods, which means upgrading our sidewalks, roads, and intersections to increase pedestrian safety. These improvements will reduce the potential for pedestrian crashes and help ensure that anyone crossing these busy roads can do so safely,” said Mayor Noble. “We are grateful for this grant from the NYSDOT to help us improve six crucial intersections across the City.” 

    The total project cost was $530,000, and was fully funded by a grant from the New York State Department of Transportation's Pedestrian Safety Action Plan Program with no local match. 

    More information can be found at: