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

    4/20/2017 - City of Kingston awarded over $1.3 million for Midtown ‘Safe Routes to School’ Project

    April 20, 2017

    City of Kingston awarded over $1.3 million for Midtown ‘Safe Routes to School’ Project

    Bicycle and Pedestrian amenities and Improved Accessibility set for Henry St.

    (Kingston, N.Y.) Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the City of Kingston has been awarded $1,348,524 from the New York State Department of Transportation to support its Safe Routes to School project, which includes improvements to pedestrian and bicycle amenities along the entire length of Henry St., from Wall St. to Broadway. “I am incredibly excited to move this important project forward,” said Mayor Noble. “The George Washington Elementary School student body has the highest percentage of walkers in the district and this funding will enable us to provide the infrastructure necessary to make Henry St. safer for the many children who walk and bike to school. This project will dovetail seamlessly with our upcoming Broadway Streetscape Project, allowing the City to invest millions of dollars into Midtown’s transportation infrastructure.”
    The proposal, which was submitted in October 2016, will provide the City with up to 80% of the funds necessary to conduct the project’s preliminary and final design, as well as construction. The project will include sidewalk reconstruction, bicycle infrastructure installation, high visibility crosswalk installation, and covered bicycle parking installation at the school. In addition, ADA accessible ramps will be installed at all corners of each intersection that currently lack them.

    Learn more about the grant announcement here:

    Learn more about Kingston’s current and upcoming transportation projects here: