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

    7/12/2018 - First Phase of Kingston Point Rail Trail Goes Out to Bid

    July 12, 2018


    First Phase of Kingston Point Rail Trail Goes Out to Bid

    KINGSTON, N.Y. – Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the Kingston Point Rail Trail (KPRT) Phase 1 Project has been advertised for bid this week, with construction anticipated to begin this Fall depending on the response to the bids.

    The purpose of the project is to install approximately one mile of a 10-foot wide paved public trail from the intersection of Jansen Ave. and East Chester St. to the intersection of Garraghan Drive and 9W at Rondout Gardens. The multi-use trail will provide a safe, ADA accessible pedestrian and bicycle route from the waterfront area to Midtown and will create connections for children and families in Midtown to the Rondout and Hudson River and City parks on the river.

     “As part of our Kingston on the Move transportation vision, we are committed to creating a safer, more accessible, and enjoyable experience for all of our community members and visitors as they move throughout our wonderful city,” said Mayor Noble. “The Kingston Point Rail Trail is one of the flagship projects that will make this vision a reality and connect our Midtown and Rondout neighborhoods.”

    This project is supported with funding from: NYSERDA – Cleaner, Greener Communities Program; OPRHP – Heritage Area Systems Program; and OPRHP – Recreational Trails Program and is being managed and implemented by the City of Kingston. The Kingston Point Rail Trail is also a project along the Kingston Greenline, which is a partnership initiative of the Kingston Land Trust, the City of Kingston, and Ulster County. Once complete, the Greenline will include a network of urban trails, complete streets, and linear parks in the City of Kingston. This infrastructure will connect to a county network of rail trails and become a hub for non-motorized transportation and tourism from four different directions in the county.                                       

     “As the long-term shepherds of the Kingston Point Rail Trail and its development, the Kingston Land Trust is thrilled to see this part of the project come to fruition, as this beautiful dedicated biking and walking route will act as connective tissue between the communities of Midtown and Downtown Kingston,” said Julia Farr, Executive Director of the Kingston Land Trust. “This trail will provide a respite from the urban corridor, giving residents and visitors access to Kingston’s natural charm.”

    The second phase of the Kingston Point Rail Trail, which will extend the trail from Garraghan Drive to the Trolley Museum, is anticipated to be advertised for bid in 2019.


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