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

    9/8/2017 - Mayor Noble announces completion of “Safe Routes to School” Project

    September 8, 2017

    Mayor Steve Noble announces completion of “Safe Routes to School” Project

    KINGSTON, N.Y. Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the completion of the Safe Routes to School Project in the City of Kingston. The project included multiple infrastructure improvements throughout the City, with the primary goal of improving the safety of walking routes to the J.W. Bailey Middle School, and the Edson, George Washington, and John F. Kennedy Elementary Schools.

    “Hundreds of children will travel these routes on their way to school each day, but these improvements will really benefit our entire community,” said Mayor Noble, who prepared the grant application when he served as an Environmental Educator for the City’s Parks and Recreation Department. “We are continuing to make great progress in our efforts to increase accessibility for all residents and visitors to Kingston and to make it easier to move around throughout our community.”

    Project components included:

    • Three permanent electronic signs alerting drivers to their speeds were installed and operating on Hurley and Lucas avenues, near the Edson and Bailey schools, and Delaware Avenue, near JFK Elementary.
    •  A new sidewalk was installed on Burhans Boulevard, connecting the Lucas Avenue sidewalks to Edson/Bailey School
    • Speed calming humps were installed on Joy’s Lane near Dietz Stadium
    • A completely new traffic signal, pedestrian signal and curb cuts were installed at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Lucas Avenue
    • ADA compliant curb cuts were installed on Hurley Avenue near Quarry Street
    • ADA compliant curb cuts and new pedestrian signals were installed at the intersection of Murray and Delaware Avenue
    • ADA compliant curb cuts were installed at Gross street, which is the entrance to John F. Kennedy School
    • Additional crosswalk painting was done in various locations near Kingston’s schools

    Leadership of the Kingston City School District are excited for these improvements along popular walking routes to school.

    "The students of the Kingston City School District are a priority, whether they are inside the four walls of our ten district buildings, or if they are out in the community,” said Dr. Paul Padalino, Superintendent of the Kingston City School District. “I'm proud that the school district and the City are close partners, and that we are always willing to work together for the betterment of our children. Health and wellness for our students and families are a continued focus in our school district, and I am so grateful that the city is making it easier for students to lead active lives by providing safe ways to walk and bike to school. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of young people, and help them to create lifelong healthy habits that will serve them well into adulthood."

    The City bonded for a total of $577,000 for the project, but was eligible to be reimbursed $489,000 through federal Safe Routes to School funds administered by the NYS DOT. Design and inspection were completed by Greenman Pederson, Inc. and the construction was completed by Sun-Up Enterprises Inc. Ralph Swenson, the City Engineer, oversaw the project.
    For more information about the City of Kingston’s transportation projects, visit