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 Parking Lots Green Infrastructure Upgrade

    Project Host City of Kingston
    Project Goals The City will design and construct upgrades with green infrastructure in three parking lots. Each parking lot will incorporate a mix of porous pavement, bioswale tree pits, bioswales and bicycle parking. Stormwater runoff from the parking lots will be directed into green infrastructure, which will direct 10,489 cubic feet of water per event away from our stormwater system. Activities: Procure a design and engineering consultant, design project, and bid for construction
    Funder(s) & Amounts Total Project Cost: $1,333,333.00
    NYSEFC Grant Amount: $1,200,000.00
    Total Bond Match: $133,333.00
    Project Manager's Contact Information

    John Schultheis
    Office of the City Engineer
    (845) 334-3967

    Project Status (Updated October 2019) The city is working on administrative requirements to execute a contract with the NYSEFC. A bond for match funding was approved.
    Project Links None at this time.