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]

    2017 Safe Routes to School Project 

    Project Host

    City of Kingston

    Project Goals

    • Improve the safety of walking routes to the J.W. Bailey Middle School, Edson Elementary School, the George Washington Elementary School, and the JFK Elementary School to support and encourage more walking to school;
    • Install a new sidewalk on Burhans Boulevard and speed humps on Joys Lane;
    • Install new pedestrian signals at Lucas and Washington Avenues, Lucas Avenue and Millers Lane, and Murray Street and Delaware Avenue;
    • Install solar powered speed feedback signs and flashing pedestrian beacons in key locations;
    • Install improved crosswalk markings and ADA compliant pedestrian ramps in key locations near schools.

    Funder(s) & Amounts

    NYSDOT - Safe Routes to School Program - $489,000

    City of Kingston Bond - $88,000

    Project Manager's Contact Information

    This project was managed by the City's former Chief Engineer Ralph Swenson, who retired in 2018. For questions, please contact our current Chief Engineer John Schultheis.

    [email protected]

    Project Status (Updated September 2019)

    This project is complete.

    Project Links

    Presentation by Greenman Pederson, Inc. on July 22, 2015

    Draft Design Report May 2015 for the NYSDOT Prepared by Greenman Pederson, Inc.