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]


    Documents and information that contributed to development of the recommendations.

    1. Sea-Level Rise and Flood Zone Project Maps
    2. Asset Map and List of Important Assets
    3. Department of State Coastal Risk Assessment Results (Supporting documentation on how the risk assessment was carried out.)
      1. Description of procedures used for risk assessment
      2. Risk assessment for current conditions
      3. Risk assessment for future conditions with 3 feet of sea level rise
    4. Waterfront Visioning: Results and Visualizations
    5. Climate Smart Planning: Summary and Assessment
    6. COAST Analysis: Final Report and Final Presentation with Map
    7. Kingston Resilience Roadmap

    Drawings and images were developed in part by a subcommittee of the Task Force that met on April 5. The maps depict approaches to adapting eleven different segments of the waterfront to future flooding. They are intended to be visions of the waterfront in the future that might make sense for Kingston, and are general ideas that would need gradual policy change and other action over time. While the Task Force has looked at risk assessments of what is at risk now and what will be at risk in the future (10 years, 50 years, etc...), the strategies depicted in these images is a way for the community to articulate a positive vision for the future.: Potential Adaptation Strategies for Kingston's Waterfront

    Additional Resources

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