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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

    #1 Hudson Landing Promenade Project

    A unique view of the Hudson River from the future site of the Hudson Landing Promenade

    Project Host City of Kingston
    Project Goals
    • Construct a mile-long paved pathway along the Hudson River straddling the City of Kingston/Town of Ulster boundary
    • Build a critical segment of the Empire State Trail between the City of Kingston and the trail on Rt. 32 North and the Rhinecliff Bridge.
    Funder(s) & Amounts NYSDOS - Cleaner, Greener Communities Program - $1,200,000
    Developer's Share - $1,200,000
    Project Manager's Contact Information John Schultheis
    Office of the City Engineer
    (845) 334-3967
    Project Status (Updated September 2019) When Scenic Hudson secured the rights to purchase the 500 +/- acres of land where this project was initially proposed, the City and the State changed the goals of this project from building a promenade in a residential development to building a paved pathway that will be part of the Empire State Trail.  Alta Planning and Design was procured by the Hudson River Valley Greenway to re-work the design of the project and re-align the trail in accordance with the new goals.  Alta, in collaboration with the City, Scenic Hudson, and the current land owner, has developed a preliminary plan for the new alignment and is currently conducting survey and environmental analysis for the project.  It is anticipated that design will be completed this winter and the project will be built in the summer of 2020 to meet the goal of completing the Empire State Trail by 2020.   
    Project Links Hudson Landing Promenade Plan