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.


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    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York

    (845) 331-0080
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    Kingston News

    3/23/2023 - Mayor Noble Announces New Safety Measure, Lowered Speed Near Childcare Center Areas


    March 23, 2023


    Mayor Noble Announces New Safety Measure, Lowered Speed Near Childcare Center Areas

    Applications Now Open for Childcare Centers to Request Speed Zone


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that Resolution 63 of 2023 was passed by the Common Council at the March meeting, allowing childcare centers in the City of Kingston to request 15 mile per hour speed zones.

    Childcare centers within the City of Kingston that meet the New York State Department of Transportation criteria, can now request, via the City Engineer’s Office, a 15mph zone established from 7:00am to 6:00pm.

    “After meeting with community members in the wake of a tragic cyclist death near the Y, this was one of the solutions we discussed to help improve safety conditions across the City of Kingston,” said Mayor Noble. “We felt that, because this crash happened in a childcare area, creating a reduced speed zone is one action we could take to help improve the safety of all. After our discussion, I moved quickly to propose this legislation to the Common Council, and I thank the Council members for their swift action in approving this crucial safety measure.”

    Heidi Kirschner, Executive Director of the Kingston YMCA said, “I am truly grateful to the City of Kingston for passing the reduced speed limit for childcare areas. This action will significantly improve safety on Pine Grove Avenue for Y families that drop youth off for childcare and camp. It will also make coming and going from the Fuller/YMCA campus safer for all our teen and adult pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers. It will reduce the risk of accidents and allow for improved wellness in our neighborhood. On behalf of my entire YMCA community, I offer heartfelt thanks for making this happen.”

    Bryant “Drew” Andrews of the Center for Creative Education said, “Reducing the speed limit on Cedar Street and in childcare center zones is a crucial step in ensuring the safety of our children and seniors. It is our responsibility to create an environment that allows our children and seniors to learn, play, and grow without fear of traffic accidents.”

    Public Safety Committee Chair Tony Davis said, “The safety of Kingston residents is our top priority. The mayor and the Council are using every available tool to create a safe community, and I’m happy to support this initiative to protect children coming to and from our local childcare centers. As we continue to work toward creating a walkable, bikeable city, this is one step of many to ensure everything is being done to protect our residents.”


    The adoption of the speed regulation in childcare areas is yet another step in Mayor Noble’s ongoing efforts to create a safe, walkable and bikeable City. The City recently released a draft of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, a strategy document that builds upon completed projects that include safety features such as improved intersections, signals and sidewalks. Completed projects include the Broadway Streetscape Project, Broadway Grand Intersection Improvements Project, the Franklin Street Complete Streets Project,  and the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan Intersection Project, among many others. Current or upcoming road safety projects include the Henry Street Safe Routes to School Project, ADA curb ramp replacements across the City, Safe and Accessible Flatbush & Foxhall, the Uptown Transportation Improvements Projects, and many more to come. Under Mayor Noble’s administration, the Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase 1 (Phase 2 is under design) and the Midtown Linear Park have been created, both of which provide off-street paths and connections for walking and biking. The Kingston Greenline is a network of urban trails, complete streets, improved sidewalks, bike lanes, and linear parks in the City of Kingston.