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

    5/24/2024 - Mayor Noble Announces Completion of Henry Street Safe Routes to School Project


    May 24, 2024


    Mayor Noble Announces Completion of Henry Street Safe Routes to School Project


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce the completion of the Henry Street Safe Routes to School Project. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Friday, May 24, 2024.

    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 Henry and Wall Streets, a bicycle shelter at George Washington school, new signage, striping, paving, and more.

    Mayor Noble said, “It was wonderful to cut the ribbon on this streetscape project that has been several years in the making, and now will make such a difference in the lives of so many families and young school students. We were lucky to be joined by the George Washington Peace Singers who helped us ring in the completion of the Henry Street project with songs about friendship and peace. It’s a rewarding project that can improve safety and accessibility while also bringing the community together.”

    Ward 4 Alderwoman Jeanne Edwards said, “No one is more thrilled than me and the entire neighborhood to have this safe new streetscape for our school children. We had great community involvement in every step of the Henry Street project, which ultimately improved it for everyone. This project proves that when we work together, we get a better project, and we build a better community.”  

    Ward 5 Alderwoman Teryl Mickens said, “The Henry Street Safe Routes Project is an amazing undertaking that provides new pedestrian and bicycle features, new tree plantings and the installation of ADA compliant ramps and crosswalks on both sides of Henry Street. This project is not only about street improvement but community revitalization. Henry Street today feels ‘tended to’ and this encourages investment. I am particularly pleased that community engagement sessions held by the City revealed the neighborhood’s attachment to its historic bluestone and that where appropriate, this resource was saved despite the added expense.”

    City Engineer John Schultheis said, “I’d like to thank our partners, GPI for design and construction inspection, A. Colarusso and Son for construction, and the NYSDOT for funding assistance. Henry Street is much improved, and we look forward to seeing cyclists, pedestrians and other users taking advantage of the new street features to get around more safely, comfortably, and efficiently.”

    Construction began in April 2023. Funding for the project came from the NYSDOT Transportation Alternatives Program and the City of Kingston’s ARPA funding.

    More information and design documents are available at  

    The Henry Street Safe Routes to School Project is another step in Mayor Noble’s ongoing efforts to create a safe, walkable and bikeable City. Other recent 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. The City recently created a Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, a strategy document that builds upon completed projects that include safety features such as improved intersections, signals, and sidewalks. 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. During Mayor Noble’s administration, the Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase 1 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, has been expanded.