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

    1/6/2022 - Broadway Bike Lane Now Open: Traffic & Bike Lane Signals Installed and Activated


    January 6, 2022 


    Broadway Bike Lane Now Open

    Traffic & Bike Lane Signals Installed and Activated


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the two-way bike lane on Broadway, which spans from the roundabout to Grand Street, is now open. 

    The final traffic signals and bike path signals, which were delayed due to supply chain issues, have been installed and activated. With the activation, the bike path is now officially opened. However, the permanent signals at Broadway/Grand Street/Pine Grove are still delayed due to supply chain issues, and that section of the bicycle path is not yet open. 

    “We have been enjoying the new sidewalks and traffic configuration along Broadway for weeks now, and with the traffic and bike lane signals now activated, we can safely open the new bike path,” said Mayor Noble. “I encourage all users – drivers, pedestrians and cyclists -- to please pay attention and use caution when navigating Broadway. Vehicles should always pay close attention when turning off of or onto Broadway, and be sure to look for pedestrians and cyclists crossing the street in both directions.”

    Drivers should park in the marked parking spaces between the bike lane and traffic, never in the striped door zone or bike lane. Passengers opening car doors near the bike lane should always look for pedestrians and cyclists, as a “dooring” can be deadly for cyclists. After exiting a vehicle, look in both directions when crossing the bike path to the sidewalk. Cyclists should use caution when entering an intersection, even with the right of way.  

    The Common Council approved funding a Traffic Safety Education Campaign, which should kick-off in time for increased spring use of the bike path. 

    Signals for the newly aligned Broadway/Grand Street/Pine Grove intersection are expected to be installed in the coming weeks. 

    Supply chain issues also effected the delivery of the coordinated traffic sensors, which have yet to be installed. Currently, traffic lights are timed until the sensor technology can be installed and activated. 

    For more information on the Broadway Streetscape and other pedestrian safety projects, please visit Many resources for NYS Bike Laws can be found here.