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

    6/26/2019 - City of Kingston Bus Service Merges With Ulster County on July 1

     

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    June 26, 2019

     

    City of Kingston Bus Service Merges With Ulster County on July 1

    Bus Service Will Be Free For Six Months

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble and Ulster County Area Transit would like to remind City of Kingston bus riders that service changes go into effect on Monday, July 1, 2019. UCAT will now be operating modified CitiBus routes. All City of Kingston bus service on the Red, Blue and Yellow (formerly the A, B and C) routes will be free of charge to passengers until the end of the year. 

    “The merger of the City and County bus systems will include so many benefits for Kingston bus riders,” said Mayor Steve Noble. “Improvements include shorter ride time to your destination, more frequent service, flagged pick-up between stops, and free wi-fi on the buses. The updated routes were thoughtfully designed to service more residents in low-income areas, and to better serve seniors and those with disabilities. All of these are positive changes, and ridership will be free for the first six months.” 

    The new routes were developed using extensive ridership data including on-bus ridership counts and widely-distributed surveys. The goals of the merger are to provide service to all major destinations in the City of Kingston and critical points beyond; reduce travel time between locations; utilize new hubs to make connections with existing UCAT service smoother; and to provide service to low-ridership and remote areas of the City not previously reached. UCAT’s carefully considered new transit routes provide connectivity to key residential locations, commercial corridors and public services within the City while reducing overlap on existing CitiBus and UCAT routes. To supplement the new transit service in low ridership areas, Demand Response zones have been established. Demand Response service will bring riders outside the immediate transit coverage area to a transfer hub in order to connect with regular bus routes. Users may request the Demand Response service 1 hour or more in advance and must be pre-approved based on address. 

    Riders can download the UCAT app (available at Google Play and Apple iTunes) which provides real-time location of the buses, estimated arrival times, arrival notifications, route maps and schedules. 

    Route info:

    The Weekday Red route runs from the Kingston Plaza to the Golden Hill Complexes and on to the Law Enforcement Center via Clinton and Greenkill Avenues, and the Boulevard, and return via Wall St., N. Front St. and Frog Alley and Schwenk Dr. Trailways connection is available at Frog Alley. The route has an estimated travel time of 15 minutes each way.

    The Weekday Blue route starting at the Kingston Plaza provides service along Broadway. This route makes stops at key areas including Benedictine Hospital, SUNY Ulster Satellite Campus, Yosman Towers, Wurts/Spring Streets, Garraghan Drive, Rondout Gardens, and reverses back to the Plaza. This route is estimated to have a travel time of 15 minutes each way.

    The Weekday Yellow route runs southeast servicing the Department of Social Services, Colonial Gardens, Stuyvesant Charter apartments, Kingston Hospital to Port Ewen with the turnaround at the PE Birches Complex. The route will also offer connection to the Blue line on Jensen Ave. This route is estimated to have a travel time of 20 minutes each way.

    The Saturday Routes will be provided by two buses and offer alternating services between the Red and Blue routes. The Yellow route will alternate service between the mall area and Kingston Point Park. 

    Schedules and routes can also be found at UCAT’s website: https://ulstercountyny.gov/ucat/bus-schedules

    All UCAT buses are wheelchair equipped and have bicycle racks. Dispatch is available to answer questions during regular bus service hours (4:45am -11:00pm) at 845-334-8458. 

    More information about how to make a Demand Response reservation, Paratransit eligibility, UCAT connecting routes, holiday schedules and more, can be found at: https://ulstercountyny.gov/ucat/ulster-county-area-transit

     

    UCAT Weekday Schedule for Blue, Red and Yellow routes (as of July 1, 2019) 

    UCAT Saturday Schedule for Blue, Red and Yellow routes (as of July 1, 2019)