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]

    Kingston News

    6/30/2023 - Executive Order: Safe System Approach


    Issued June 30th, 2023


    Whereas, Kingston is leading the way in upstate New York when it comes to redesigning our roadways. Working with local engineers, NYS DOT, community members and advocacy organizations, the City of Kingston has begun to literally reshape our pedestrian, bicycle and motor vehicle environments. Recently completed projects include the Broadway Streetscape Project, the Broadway Grand Intersection Realignment Project, the Franklin Street Complete Streets Project, and the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan Intersection Project, among many others; and

    Whereas, with the addition of the Kingston Greenline, multiple complete street projects in various Kingston neighborhoods and a recently completed Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, Kingston is taking steps to transition our streets into safer roadways. 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; and

    Whereas, Kingston will continue to call on the federal government to continue its efforts to improve the vehicle safety system through advocacy with our federal representatives. By adopting a Safe System Approach, we will continue to use the best available guidance from USDOT / FHWA, NYS DOT, and NACTO to design and re-design our streets to be safer for all users; I hereby

    Declare, the City of Kingston will sign on to Federal Transportation Administration’s Safe System Approach; and I further

    Declare, Kingston will encourage safe, responsible driving and behavior by people who use our roads and create conditions that facilitate their ability to reach their destination unharmed. We will design roadway environments to mitigate human mistakes and account for injury tolerances, to encourage safer behaviors, and to prioritize safe travel by the most vulnerable users in a uniform and equitable approach; and I further

    Declare, Kingston will expand the availability of vehicle systems and features that help to prevent crashes and minimize the impact of crashes on both occupants and non-occupants; and I further

    Declare, Kingston will promote safer speeds in all roadway environments through a combination of thoughtful, equitable, context-appropriate roadway design, appropriate speed-limit setting, targeted education, outreach campaigns, and enforcement; and I further

    Declare, Kingston will promote a complete, city-wide network of sidewalks that are safe and accessible for all users; and I further

    Declare, Kingston will continue to weave together the various completed projects with projects in design phase to create a holistic pedestrian, bicycle and motor vehicle environment; and I further

    Declare, Kingston will enhance the survivability of crashes through expedient access to emergency medical care, while creating a safe working environment for vital first responders and preventing secondary crashes through robust traffic incident management practices; and I further

    Declare, Kingston will engage and collaborate with the public and relevant stakeholders, including the city’s Complete Streets Advisory Council, as well as interested and concerned members of the general public; and I further

    Declare, Kingston will strive to develop metrics and collect data that helps quantify pedestrian and bicyclist crashes and collisions that don’t involve motor vehicles. This with an eye towards identifying and correcting problem locations in the city; and I further

    Declare, Kingston will recommit to significant declines in roadway fatalities and serious injuries by 2030, with the eventual goal of zero fatalities and serious injuries.


    Steven T. Noble