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

    6/22/2022 - Franklin Street Complete Streets Project to Begin Next Week


    June 22, 2022


    Franklin Street Complete Streets Project to Begin Next Week


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the Franklin Street Complete Streets Project will begin next week.

    The project area is Franklin Street from Wall Street to Broadway, and construction includes new sidewalks, ADA-accessible ramps, bicycle infrastructure, and crosswalks along the entire length of Franklin, as well as new street trees.

    “Not only will the Franklin Street Complete Street Project vastly improve safety for all travelers along this corridor, it will also beautify the entire street,” said Mayor Noble. “The project will complement our existing pedestrian and cyclist accessibility improvements and our ongoing Midtown revitalization efforts. This critical project will provide many children and families in the area safe access to their homes and essential services.”

    “We are looking forward to seeing the Franklin Street Complete Streets project begin. As more people move toward different means of transportation, it is important that they feel safe on our streets. This project, when completed will improve safety and reduce pedestrian-related crashes as well as improve mobility by providing a more efficient travel within our community,” said Majority Leader Rita Worthington (Ward 4).

    “The Franklin Street project will support the changes we are seeing in Midtown regarding traffic, transportation and safety. This project will also beautify the street with hopes to have residents feel proud of where they live,” said Alderwoman Naimah Muhammed (Ward 5).

    Work is expected to begin Monday, June 27 and completed in October 2022. During construction, sidewalks may be closed on one side of the street. Construction crews may utilize occasional flagging and one-way street operation at limited times.

    The Franklin Street Complete Streets Project is supported with $750,000 in funding from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation's Climate Smart Communities Grant Program.

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