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

    11/1/2017 - Public Invited To Learn About Future Options For Kingston Citibus and Ulster County Area Transit on Monday, November 13th

    October 31, 2017 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


    Dennis Doyle, Director

    Ulster County Transportation Council

    Tel: (845) 340-3340        

    Email: [email protected]



    November 13, 2017

    Public Invited To Learn About Future Options For Kingston Citibus and Ulster County Area Transit

    Ulster County Executive Michael P. Hein, Chairman of the Ulster County Transportation Council (UCTC), invites the public to attend a pubic meeting to learn about the proposed integration of the City and County public transit systems and options for improving service in the Kingston area. The meeting will be held at Kingston City Hall Council Chambers on Monday, November 13th from 4:00 – 7:30pm. An open house format will begin at 4:00pm to allow individuals to review project materials and speak directly with project staff; a formal presentation will begin at 6:00pm followed by opportunity for the public to provide input.

    Project staff will discuss the results of the work that has been conducted over the course of the past year examining the opportunities and costs associated with merging transit operations in the Kingston area into a single system operated by Ulster County. Work accomplished to date can be found on the project website at:

    The project has identified opportunities to increase cooperation, improve service and, if possible, decrease taxpayer costs by moving to a single public transit provider. Recommendations follow the results of public surveys and route optimization analysis that was done as part of the analysis. Final decisions regarding integration rest with the elected officials of the City of Kingston and Ulster County.

    The planning effort has been directed by Ulster County Transportation Council, in cooperation with staff from the City of Kingston, Ulster County, and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). Staff from these agencies and the consulting team will be on hand to answer any questions the public may have. All local residents are encouraged to attend.

    The Ulster County Transportation Council (UCTC) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, its metropolitan transportation planning process on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or economic status, as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations. Individuals in need of special accommodations are encouraged to contact Brian Slack ([email protected] or (845) 334-5590) prior to the meeting so that arrangements can be discussed.

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    Transit System Integration