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]

    Midtown Safe Routes to School: Henry Street

    Existing conditions of sidewalks on Henry Street in November 2018

    Project Host

    City of Kingston

    Project Goals

    • Reconstruct ADA accessible sidewalks along Henry Street
    • Construct bicycle infrastructure (type to be determined in design) to improve safety for bicyclists along Henry Street
    • Enhance safety of crossings 
    • Install a covered bicycle rack at the George Washington School to encourage and support bicycling to school

    Funder(s) & Amounts

    NYSDOT - $1,348,524

    City of Kingston Bond- $337,132

    Project Manager's Contact Information

    John Schultheis

    City Engineer


    Project Status (Updated March 2019)

    The City-NYSDOT contract for the project has been executed. The NYSDOT procurement process for selection of the design and engineering consultant was completed.  The selected firm is Greenman Pederson, Inc (GPI).  A City-GPI contract for design and engineering services has been executed.  GPI has begun survey work on the street, and a kick-off meeting with NYSDOT to discuss the design process and project schedule was held in November 2018.  A Project Advisory Committee of local people was assembled by the City and began meeting in early 2019 to discuss the design process.  The Project Advisory Committee reviewed alternatives presented by GPI and came to a consensus on the preferred alternative design. A public meeting is scheduled for March 5th, 2019 at 4:30 pm at the George Washington School to review the preferred alternative and get feedback from the public.  Snow date for the March 5th meeting is March 12th.  Click the link below for more details on the public meeting.   It is anticipated that design will be complete in the fall of 2019 and that construction will take place in 2020.    

    Project Links

    Proposed Design Henry Street Safe Routes to School - typical section

    Proposed Design Henry Street Safe Routes to School - aerial view

    Proposed Streetscape Options Henry Street Safe Routes to School - vote!

    Survey to Submit Feedback on Project and Design

    February 21, 2019 Press Release for Public Meeting