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

    1/17/2014 - Kingston Connectivity Project
    420 BROADWAY
    Phone (845) 334-3902
    Fax (845) 334-3904



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    Last month Governor Cuomo announced more than $2.3M in funding for the Kingston Connectivity Project through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process with a combination of grants approved  through  NYSERDA’s  Cleaner  Greener  Communities  Program,  NYS  Office  of  Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation’s Heritage Area, the federal Recreational Trails Program, and the NYS Department of State.

    Yesterday,  the Governor announced the approval of an additional  $2M from the federal Transportation Enhancements Programs for this project to be administered by NYS Department of Transportation. All totaled that is $4.3M to date for the Kingston Connectivity Project.

    This funding will make our vision for a connected  community a reality. It is an important component as we implement the Midtown strategy focused on Business, Education, Arts, and Technology (BEAT). It is happening thanks to the partnerships that have been forged with organizations like the Kingston Land Trust and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County.

    Thanks to a restructuring of the Office of Economic Development and Strategic Partnerships under the  direction of Gregg Swanzey, we have focused on building partnerships in the community and on a concerted effort to seek federal, state and local grants from both public and private sources, we are now beginning to see the payoffs,” Mayor Gallo added.