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

    4/11/2023 - Henry Street Safe Routes to School Project to Begin in April


    April 11, 2023


    Mayor Noble Announces Henry Street Safe Routes to School Project to Begin in April


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that a notice to proceed has been issued for the Henry Street Safe Routes to School Project. Construction is expected to begin this month.

    The Henry Street Safe Routes to School Project will improve safety for pedestrians, including ADA accessibility. The project includes sidewalk reconstruction, curb installation, drainage improvements, a raised intersection at the intersection of Henry and Wall Streets, a bicycle shelter, signage, striping, paving, and more. On-street parking will remain intact for both sides and a secure bicycle shelter will be installed at George Washington both for students and public use.

    “Henry Street is a well-traveled route that runs through the heart of Midtown and is especially important to younger students headed to and from school at George Washington Elementary,” said Mayor Noble. “The current conditions, including poor sidewalk conditions and the lack of ADA-compliant ramps and crosswalks, make Henry hazardous to traverse. This project will create a safe environment for pedestrians, cyclists, and as well as drivers, and is part of my larger efforts to create a safe City for all residents.”

    “I'm excited that the Henry Street Project will soon be underway. Henry Street is one the great passageways in our city as so many of our children, pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists travel Henry Street. It will be great to know that they will have a safer route to travel,” said Rita Worthington, Alderwoman, Ward 4.

    “This project will not only make Henry Street more conducive to being outside but will meet the safety needs of the location. Families walk and ride their bikes often on Henry and this project will provide more safety for that and convenience. Looking forward to seeing the final results,” said Naimah Muhammad, Alderwoman, Ward 5.

    City Engineer John Schultheis said, “We are proud of the public engagement process that this project has gone through. Following considerable feedback from community members advocating to incorporate bluestone sidewalks, we were able to include sections of bluestone into the project design. I also want to thank our construction partners at Colarusso, and look forward to launching this project soon.”

    The City of Kingston hired GPI for the design and has now contracted with A. Colarusso & Son for construction. The project is expected to be completed by October 2023.

    Construction costs are estimated at $2,977,419. With $1,348,524.00 in funding from the NYSDOT Transportation Alternatives Program, the City of Kingston will use ARPA funding for the remaining costs. 

    More information and design documents are available at  

    The Henry Street Safe Routes to School Project 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 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 Kingston.