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

    4/8/2022 - City of Kingston Seeks Landscape Design for Reconfigured Broadway & Grand Street Intersection Greenspace


    April 8, 2022


    City of Kingston Seeks Landscape Design for Reconfigured Broadway & Grand Street Intersection Greenspace


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to provide landscape design services for the greenspace at the newly-configured intersection at Broadway and Prince Street.

    The RFP asks qualified firms to develop a Landscape Design Plan to enhance the experience for active transportation users of the Broadway and Prince intersection. The Landscape Design Plan will serve as a blueprint for creating an attractive, inviting community space at a crucial juncture of the Kingston Greenline.

    “This intersection serves as an important connector not only between the businesses in Midtown, but also serves as a midway point between the Rondout and Uptown business districts,” said Mayor Noble. “With the intersection realignment nearing completion, we are looking to create a welcoming, functional space for pedestrians and cyclists to encourage use of this portion of the Greenline. We are asking that the design take into consideration and incorporate the history of the intersection, along with the vibrancy, characteristics, and unique artistic nature of the neighborhood, the Midtown Arts District.”

    The project will be managed by the City of Kingston’s Department of Health & Wellness and is funded by the Creating Healthy Schools and Communities program through the New York State Department of Health. Community engagement and stakeholder support will be an integral part of the Plan development.

    “We are greatly appreciative of the funding from the New York State Department of Health through the Creating Healthy Schools and Communities project to be able to initiate this project,” said Kristin Kessler, Project Manager in the Health & Wellness Department. “We look forward to reviewing submissions that will help us create a beautiful, inviting community space at a historic location along the Kingston Greenline.”

    The old Kingston Post Office was built at the intersection of Broadway and Prince Street in 1908. By 1969, postal operations had grown larger than the building’s capacity, and the building was sold, then torn down to make room for a fast food restaurant. The destruction of this architectural gem has been lamented ever since. The Midtown area has evolved over the years, and today nearly 40 buildings are devoted to art-based uses and a significant arts identity has been established for the community. The RFP asks that these distinct neighborhood features be incorporated into the design.

    The Broadway Grand Street Intersection Improvements project realigned and improved the safety at a formerly dangerous intersection. Working with GPI, the engineering consultants for the Broadway Streetscape Project, the City redesigned the intersection of Broadway, Grand Street, Prince Street, and Pine Grove Avenue to reduce traveler confusion, crashes, and near-misses. Funding for the Broadway Grand Street Intersection Improvements project was provided by the NYSDOT Multi-Modal Program, which was secured with the assistance of NYS Assemblymember Kevin Cahill. The design integrated with the major $25 million Broadway Streetscape Project, and is the culmination of the new protected bike lane that runs north to the I-587 roundabout. Pedestrians and bicyclists traveling on the Empire State Trail, use this intersection to connect to Prince Street to continue along the trail route. To accommodate the realignment, an abandoned Planet Wings building was demolished, leaving community greenspace.

    Due to global supply chain issues, the final poles for the Broadway Grand Street Intersection Improvements project have been delayed, and are currently expected to be delivered and installed this summer. Once the traffic signals are fully installed, they will be programmed to coordinate with the other signals on Broadway.

    Proposals are due Monday, April 25, 2022 at 2:00pm. More information on the project at

    Creating Healthy Schools and Communities (CHSC) Grant: The City of Kingston received this 5-year grant from the New York State Department of Health starting in 2021 to implement projects that support policy, system, and environmental changes to help make the healthy choice the easy choice in Kingston.