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

    12/14/2021 - Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan Process is Launched w App & Survey


    December 14, 2021 

    Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan Process is Launched

    with Interactive App and Survey

    Public Meeting to be Held January 18, 2022 


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston is creating a Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan (PBMP). The plan will inform our efforts to improve conditions for active transportation users (non-motorized travel such as walking and biking), reduce vehicle congestion and emissions, and support a culture of health across the community.

    To assist consultants Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C in data collection, an interactive crowdsourcing app and a public survey has been launched. The app allows community members to map where they often travel by walking or biking, provide recommendations for improvements to their routes (such as adding a bike lane or repairing a sidewalk), and to upload pictures. The survey is collecting information about if, when, and how residents and visitors walk or bike in Kingston. Both the app and survey are available at

    The webpage and the survey are able to be translated to Spanish by clicking “Select Language” at the top right corner of the Engage Kingston page. The interactive app is not able to be provided in Spanish, however, Spanish speakers may visit the Clerk’s Office in City Hall (420 Broadway) or call Bilingual Clerk Maribel Juarez-Barak at 845-334-3914, who will interpret and enter the information directly into the app.  

    “The Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan is an important project not only for the health and safety of our residents, but for future planning, as it will help us better understand how the City's pedestrian and bicycle networks currently connect. The master plan will help us identify gaps in the system, which will inform upcoming projects and grant applications,” said Mayor Noble. “The Master Plan will ensure that the City and other stakeholders consider pedestrians and cyclists in all types of projects well into the future.”

    “We are in the public engagement phase of the Master Plan process,” said Director of Health & Wellness, Emily Flynn. “Please ask your friends and family to provide us feedback about walking and biking in Kingston so that we may develop a plan to improve those experiences.” 

    A public meeting to further engage the community in the process will be held on January 18, 2022. Consultants and City staff will review the project, share initial community responses, and invite additional input. 

    Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan Public Meeting

    January 18, 2022 at 6:00pm

    Webinar link

    Passcode: FwHUr4Ax


    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.

    More info at