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.


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    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York

    (845) 331-0080
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    Kingston News

    10/27/2023 - Mayor Noble Announces Poll for Naming Broadway & Prince Street Greenspace


    October 27, 2023

    Mayor Noble Announces Poll for Naming

    Broadway & Prince Street Greenspace


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to release a public poll to name the greenspace at Broadway and Prince Street.

    The City of Kingston put out an open call for name suggestions on Engage Kingston, and, once collected, the Recreation Commission was asked to narrow the 62 suggestions to 10 choices. Now, the public is invited to cast a vote for the final name of the greenspace, among these options:


    Broadway Community Park

    Central Square

    Crossroads Park

    Harmony Square

    Midtown Square

    Post Office Corners

    Post Office Park

    Postal Park

    Postal Square

    Prince Park

    “We are pleased to include the community in the decision for naming this community space,” said Mayor Noble. “When we tore down a long-vacant and abandoned fast food restaurant, I envisioned this area returning to public use. Once the landscaping is complete, our hope is this greenspace will be a pleasant place to gather. I hope everyone will weigh in and help us choose the best name for this space.”

    The greenspace on either side of Prince Street at Broadway was created when the City of Kingston bought an abandoned fast-food restaurant and realigned the intersection. The Broadway Grand Intersection Realignment Project was completed in October 2022 and local landscaping design firm KaN Landscape Design was contracted to develop landscape design plans. Phase 1 of the design is expected to begin in spring 2024. More information can be found at

    A few of the name choices reflect that the space is the site of the former Kingston Post Office, which was built in 1908. By 1969, postal operations had grown larger than the building’s capacity, and the building was sold, then torn down. The Kingston community has mourned the loss of the architectural gem.

    The Broadway Grand Intersection Realignment Project was another step in Mayor Noble’s ongoing efforts to create a safe, walkable, and bikeable City. The City recently released the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, a strategy document that builds upon completed projects that include safety features such as improved intersections, signals and sidewalks. Completed projects include the Broadway Streetscape Project, the Franklin Street Complete Streets Project,  and the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan Intersection Project, among many others. Current or upcoming road safety projects include the Henry Street Safe Routes to School Project, ADA curb ramp replacements across the City, Safe and Accessible Flatbush & Foxhall, the Uptown Transportation Improvements Projects, and many more to come. 

    Under Mayor Noble’s administration, the Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase 1 (Phase 2 is under design) and the Midtown Linear Park have been created, both of which provide off-street paths and connections for walking and biking. The Kingston Greenline is a network of urban trails, complete streets, improved sidewalks, bike lanes, and linear parks in Kingston.

    The public poll is at