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

    3/12/2024 - City of Kingston to Host Clinton Avenue Project Public Informational Meeting on April 2, 2024


    March 12, 2024


    City of Kingston to Host Clinton Avenue Project Public Informational Meeting on April 2, 2024


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the City Engineer are pleased announce that a public informational meeting will be held for the Clinton Avenue Uptown Transportation Improvements Project, one of five components of the City of Kingston’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) award, on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street.

    In advance of construction on Clinton Avenue from Albany Avenue to John Street, the City of Kingston will host a public meeting on April 2 from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm at the Old Dutch Church. City staff, consultants, and contractors will be available to help answer stakeholder questions about project scope, maintenance of traffic and sidewalks during construction and more.

    “The project area is one of the gateways to the historic Stockade District. We are pleased that these infrastructure improvements will greatly increase the safety and ease of travel for our residents in this highly trafficked area,” said Mayor Noble. “This open house-style informational meeting will give everyone potentially affected by this project an opportunity to ask questions and hear directly from key project staff.”

    The Clinton Avenue project will improve pedestrian access, traffic circulation, and key intersections within the Stockade Business District.

    The Albany/Clinton Avenue intersection will receive a replacement traffic signal, and the Clinton/Westbrook intersection will feature a new traffic signal. Sidewalk, curb, drainage, lighting, and paving improvements, along with landscaping, signage and striping improvements will be installed.

    City Engineer John Schultheis said, “This project will advance the City’s goals of enhancing safety, efficiency, and convenience for all road users. We thank our funding partners at the NYS Department of State for their recognition of the value of these improvements to Uptown and to the City more broadly. We know that projects such as this can be disruptive, but we will communicate and work with the community to minimize these negative effects during construction.”

    Work is expected to begin in May and continue through the end of 2024.

    The total project cost is expected to be $3.6 million, to be offset by a $2,327,500 grant from the NYS Department of State’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) with additional funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

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