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

    6/15/2022 - City of Kingston Launches Traffic Safety Campaign


    June 15, 2022


    City of Kingston Launches Traffic Safety Campaign


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston is launching a new traffic safety campaign for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians.

    The “Be a Road Hero” initiative is a public awareness campaign to educate on the City’s recently implemented transportation projects and resulting changes, and to emphasize safety for all modes of travel. The campaign will include a series of videos, social media posts, lawn signs, and a direct mailer to every mailbox in the City of Kingston.

    “The goal of ‘Be a Road Hero’ is an awareness of how to travel more safely and navigate what may be new traffic patterns to some,” said Mayor Steve Noble. “When we all know and understand the rules of the road, the safer we are. It’s important for all of our residents to stay informed and updated on new roadway configurations and always be on the lookout for cyclists and pedestrians.”

    Through the “Be a Road Hero” campaign messaging, motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians are reminded that:

    • Cyclists must obey all signs, markings and signals.
    • Motor vehicles are never permitted to park in cycle tracks or buffer zone.
    • Regardless of how you are traveling, stay alert, especially at crossings and cycle tracks.

    As a result of the City’s Broadway Streetscape Project, the Broadway Grand Intersection Improvement Project, the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan Project and New York State Department of Transportation’s I-587 Intersection Project, several new traffic reconfigurations have been implemented in Kingston in the last year, along with many new safety features including: new traffic signs, green bicycle turn boxes, reconfigured street lanes with cycle tracks, dedicated traffic signals for cyclists, high-visibility crosswalks, ADA compliant sidewalks and curbs, and pedestrian rapid flashing beacons.

    “We can all be safer by looking more, not getting distracted, using the streetscape as it was designed, and slowing down,” said project manager Emily Flynn, City of Kingston Director of Health and Wellness. “If our roads are safer we can all walk and bike more, which is better for our health, reduces emissions, and is a more affordable way to travel. We can all be Road Heroes!”

    To learn more about the traffic safety campaign, visit

    As part of the educational campaign, Bike Friendly Kingston will host an informative bicycle ride and tour on Thursday, July 7 at 6:00pm. Participants will learn first-hand how to use some of the new bicycle infrastructure, including the two-way cycle track, green two-stage turning boxes, and more.