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]

    #12 NYSDOT Empire State Trail Project South

    Project Host

    New York State Department of Transportation

    Project Goals

    • Build the portion of the Empire State Trail from the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail northern trailhead to the Jansen Avenue trailhead of the Kingston Point Rail Trail in Kingston.  The trail will travel along Route 32, Greenkill Avenue and Broadway.
    • Enhance the safety and provide better mobility for trailway users, bicyclists, and pedestrians, along the segments of roadway addressed by this work. 

    Funder(s) & Amounts

    State Dedicated Transportation Funds: $2,000,000

    Project Manager's Contact Information

    Mark Tiano
    Project Manager, Region 8 Design, NYSDOT
    [email protected]

    Timothy Nelson, EIC
    New York State Department of Transportation, Hudson Valley Region
    (845) 688-3270 | c: (845) 476-5038
    [email protected] 

    Project Status (Updated September 2020)

    The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) hosted an open house on 6/19/19 at Kingston City Hall to present the preliminary plans for a section of the Empire State Trail. Open house presentation boards: Project Information, Typical Sections I, and Typical Sections II. Comments were received by Mr. Mark Tiano, PE, NYS Department of Transportation, 4 Burnett Boulevard, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, [email protected]  The comment period for design is now closed as design has been completed, and it is being constructed.

    The final plans were completed, and the project was advertised for bid by the NYSDOT on November 15th, 2019.  Construction began in the spring of 2020.  

    Project Links

    NYS Empire State Trail Website

    NYSDOT Project Webpage

    NYSDOT Bid Advertisement Page (Final Plans)

    NYSDOT Landscape Plans on Greenkill Ave.