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
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    9/11/2017 - Design Review Meeting of the Kingston Greenline’s Hasbrouck-Delaware Parklet to be held on Tuesday, September 26th

    September 11, 2017
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


    City of Kingston Announces Design Review Meeting of the Kingston Greenline’s Hasbrouck-Delaware Parklet to be held on Tuesday, September 26th


    KINGSTON, NY Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to invite the public to a design review meeting of the Hasbrouck-Delaware Parklet on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm at the parking lot located at 2 Livingston Street, near the project location. In the event of rain, the meeting will be moved to the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church at 30 Livingston Street.


    The Hasbrouck-Delaware Parklet is a project funded by the Hudson River Valley Greenway and the HUD Community Development Block Program. The parklet project includes restoration of sidewalks at the intersection of Hasbrouck and Delaware Avenues and the re-envisioning of a small greenspace located on the western end of the Delaware tunnel. The greenspace will feature a stairway down to the future Kingston Point Rail Trail and beautiful landscaping with sculptures.


    The purpose of the September 26th meeting is to collect feedback from the public on the project design, which was developed by the City of Kingston’s Engineering Office, in partnership with the Kingston Land Trust’s Kingston Greenline Design Sub-Committee. Renderings of the design will be available at the event and then on the City’s Hasbrouck-Delaware Parklet Project webpage: https://www.kingston-ny.gov/hdparklet. Following the meeting, there will be a 15-day comment period in which members of the public can submit comments about the design to Kristen Wilson at kwilson@kingston-ny.gov.


    The meeting will begin at 5:00 pm with the Kingston Land Trust and Kingston YMCA Farm Project’s “Comida y Tierra” community conversation series in Spanish about food and land. This month’s topic will be the Hasbrouck-Delaware Parklet and will take place outside over a taco truck meal, with food available for purchase.


    At 6 pm, Mayor Noble will welcome participants to the public Design Review meeting with consecutive interpretation into Spanish provided by Kingston Land Trust volunteers. Following a brief overview of the project, the renderings of the design will be viewed and participants will have the opportunity to provide comments or ask questions, with interpretation available.
    Event updates can be found at www.kingston-ny.gov and on the Event Facebook page.


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    The Kingston Greenline is an initiative of the Kingston Land Trust, in partnership with the City of Kingston and Ulster County. To learn more about the Kingston Greenline, visit: https://www.kingston-ny.gov/kingstongreenline.


    To learn more about all of Kingston’s transportation projects, visit: https://www.kingston-ny.gov/kingstononthemove.