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

    12/4/2023 - Public Poll Winner for Broadway & Prince Greenspace is ‘Post Office Park’


    December 4, 2023


    Public Poll Winner for Broadway & Prince Greenspace is ‘Post Office Park’


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that, after a community input process, the name for the greenspace at Broadway and Prince Street chosen by the public is Post Office Park.

    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. A public poll at Engage Kingston with the top 10 names was open from October 27 to December 1, 2023. With 26% of the vote, Post Office Park was the clear favorite amongst the 10 choices. The name selection will now go to the Common Council for adoption.

    “I thank the community for all their input on this process! The public chose to honor the former Kingston Post Office, which was built in 1908 and sadly torn down 60 years later,” said Mayor Noble. “The Kingston community has mourned the loss of that architectural gem ever since, so I think this new park name will be a great way to honor the lost Post Office building. The landscaping plan, by a local landscaping design firm, also pays homage to the Post Office. I’m looking forward to seeing this park flourish into a great community gathering place.”

    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 be constructed in 2024.

    More information about the plans for Post Office Park can be found at

    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, among many. 

    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.