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]

    Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

    Pedestrian safety improvements at crosswalks near the Yosman Towers Senior Residence on Broadway are a top priority of this traffic intersection project. 

    Project Host City of Kingston
    Project Goals
    • Improve pedestrian safety at seven crosswalk intersections across the City. They include: Joy's Lane at Municipal Stadium Road; Broadway at McEntee, Yosman Towers, Delaware Avenue and Andrew Street; North Front at Crown Street; and Albany Avenue at Maiden Lane. 
    • Will ultimately reduce the potential for pedestrian crashes.
    • Intersections will have ADA compliant curb ramps/extensions, high visibility crosswalks, including pedestrian signal updates such as countdown timers and signal timing. 
    Funder(s) & Amounts Total Project Cost: $530,000
    Grant Amount: $530,000
    Total Match: $0
    Project Manager's Contact Information

    Ruth Ann Devitt-Frank
    Grants Manager, City of Kingston
    (845) 334-3961

    Project Status (Updated June 2020

    Engineering Consultants Creighton Manning, procured last fall, conducted site and traffic analyses and prepared preliminary designs. The designs are available for public comment until June 26 on the City's public engagement site: - Proposed PSAP Designs

    Following the public comment period, Creighton Manning will finalize the designs and submit for approval to the NYS Department of Transportation. Construction is expected to take place in October 2020.

    Project Links - Proposed PSAP Designs