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

    5/31/2018 - City of Kingston to Host Public Information Meeting on Hurley Avenue Repaving and Complete Streets on Thursday, June 7th at 6:00pm at the Kingston Elks Lodge 550

    May 31, 2018

    City of Kingston to Host Public Information Meeting on Hurley Avenue Repaving and Complete Streets on Thursday, June 7th at 6:00pm at the Kingston Elks Lodge 550

    KINGSTON, N.Y. - A Public Information Meeting will be held at the Kingston Elks Lodge 550, located at 143 Hurley Avenue in Kingston, on Thursday, June 7th at 6:00PM to discuss the scope of work associated with the Hurley Avenue Repaving and Complete Streets Project.

    The project seeks to address moderate to severe road surface defects on Hurley Avenue. A significant portion of the pavement is cracked, causing pavement to become dislodged or requiring patching. The uneven pavement has caused many potholes and raises safety concerns for drivers and bicyclists. The sidewalks, which are on a route to Edson Elementary School and Bailey Middle School, are missing ADA accessible curb ramps. The roadway also lacks bicycle facilities, even though the route is traveled frequently by bicyclists.

    Planned improvements include:

    ? Accessible curb ramps at 16 locations;
    ? Installation of a bike lane;
    ? Safety improvements, including street access control, shoulder delineation and widening, and signage;
    ? Paving and striping.

    The majority of the project is being funded by a federal grant made available through the Ulster County Transportation Council and will be administered by the NYS Department of Transportation. Construction is anticipated to start in May 2019.