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]

    Hurley Avenue Revitalization Project

    Existing conditions on Hurley Ave: non-ADA accessible sidewalks and pavement cracking

    Project Host
    City of Kingston
    Project Goals
    To improve the pavement condition, and pedestrian and bicyclist access and safety, along Hurley Avenue from Washington Avenue to the City of Kingston boundary line with the Town of Ulster. Installation of 16-ADA accessible curb ramps along sidewalks that travel over cross streets along Hurley Avenue. Installation of bike lanes from Washington Ave. to the Thruway overpass. And from the Thruway overpass to the City line, widen shoulder to improve safety for bicyclists. Yellow center lines and fog lines striped to more clearly define the lanes of travel.
    Funder(s) & Amounts
    Federal Surface Transportation Flexible Funds- $734,000
    NY State Marchiselli Funds - $85,000
    City of Kingston Local Match- $466,000
    Project Manager's Contact Information
    John Schultheis
    City Engineer
    Project Status (Updated September 2019)
    The consulting firm Barton & Loguidice was hired in 2018 to complete the designs for this project. A Public Information Meeting was held at the Kingston Elks Lodge 550 located at 143 Hurley Avenue on June 7, 2018 to discuss the scope of work associated with the planned improvements. Final designs and reports were submitted to the New York Department of Transportation for review, and they were approved.  The City advertised the project for bid in the fall of 2019, and Baker Brothers Excavating of West Hurley was awarded the bid for construction on September 10, 2019.  Construction was completed in spring 2020.