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]

    I-587 Intersection Project

    NYSDOT will soon select a contractor to begin construction on the new traffic circle.

    The City of Kingston's I-587 at Albany Avenue intersection is in need of design improvements in order to increase the level of service for motor vehicles during peak travel hours and increase the safety and access of the intersection for pedestrians and bicyclists.  In 2011, the Ulster County Transportation Council funded a planning study to propose conceptual designs for these improvements.  In 2012, the City of Kingston Common Council passed a resolution in support of the study. Since this intersection is a state-owned road, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is conducting the detailed design and construction phases.   

    The City has worked closely with NYSDOT Region 8 on the design to plan for improvements to the sewer, water, and utilities underneath the intersection and to coordinate design and aesthetics with the Broadway Streetscape Project and other projects on the Kingston Greenline.

    To send your questions to the NYSDOT about the project, please click on this LINK.

    Questions will be answered periodically in the Frequently Asked Questions document located in the project links below.

    Project Host New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Region 8
    Project Goals
    • Reduce vehicle and pedestrian/bicyclist delays
    • Improve vehicular and pedestrian/bicyclists safety
    • Minimize impacts to area residents and businesses
    • Preserve parking capacity
    • Improve freight mobility
    • Enhance economic vitality
    • Incorporate energy efficiencies/green technologies
    • Improve gateway appearance
    • Protect historical character of the area
    • Incorporate public input into the process and results
    Funder(s) & Amounts Federal and State Funding through NYSDOT
    Project Manager's Contact Information Mark Kruk, P.E.
    Project Engineer
    New York State Department of Transportation, Hudson Valley
    4 Burnett Boulevard, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
    [email protected]
    Project Status (Updated September 2019)

    During the design phase of the project, NYSDOT worked with the City to determine improvements to sewer, water, and utilities underneath the intersection. The City developed an Ad-Hoc Design and Aesthetics Committee to identify and coordinate design elements that can be used across the I-587, Broadway Streetscape Project, and the Kingston Point Rail Trail. NYSDOT held an informational meeting about the project and Kingston City Hall on October 24, 2017, which was followed by a meeting of a project specific design and aesthetics committee, made up of local volunteers. The design and aesthetics committee met again in January 2018 and held two follow-up meetings with NYSDOT at the Region 8 Office in Poughkeepsie to agree and finalize the landscape design that would be constructed by NYSDOT.  Following the construction project's completion planned for 2020, the City will facilitate more design meetings to enhance the NYSDOT design. 

    NYSDOT completed the advanced detailed design in the summer of 2018, and the project was advertised for bid in August 2018.  The bid was not awarded in 2018, and NYSDOT re-bid the project in the late summer/fall of 2019. The NYSDOT will soon complete administrative tasks to award the construction contract.  Construction is planned to begin at the end of 2019.  NYSODT held a pre-construction open house on September 18, 2018 to inform the public about the planned progression of construction phases.  PDFs from that meeting are posted in the links below.  Please note that the timelines depicted in the PDFs are estimated and subject to change depending on the construction start date and conditions during the construction period. Future updates on construction progress will be posted here when the project is awarded in 2019. 

    Link to the NYSDOT page: NYSDOT Project Status Page

     12/4/2018 The construction that began in the I-587 Roundabout was not done by NYSDOT. It was conducted by Central Hudson to relocate and replace main lines in the street and services lines that connect to individual homes and buildings to prepare for the upcoming rebuild of the intersection. Please visit this Central Hudson Link to learn more.
    Project Links

    Press Release: NYSDOT Begins Work at I-587 Roundabout

    Link to Submit Questions for NYSDOT on the Project

    September 18, 2018 Pre-Construction Meeting Handout and FAQs

    September 18, 2018 Pre-Construction Meeting Final Plan Rendering

    September 18, 2018 Construction Stage Board 1

    September 18, 2018 Construction Stage Board 2

    Summer 2018 Landscape Plans from Construction Documents

    October 2017 Updated Plan Graphic (Presented at Meeting)

    October 2017 Proposed Sign Plan (Presented at Meeting) 

    August 2017 Updated Plan Graphic

    Frequently Asked Questions Updated September 2017

    December 3, 2015 Public Meeting Plan Graphic

    Project Timeline

    2012 City of Kingston Resolution in Support of the Project

    Ulster County Transportation Council I-587 Planning Study Page