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
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    4/25/2019 - The City of Kingston Receives $3.6 Million from NYSDOT for the Safe and Accessible Flatbush and Foxhall Project

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    April 25, 2019

     

    THE CITY OF KINGSTON RECEIVES $3.6 MILLION

    FROM NYSDOT

    Grant to Support the “Safe and Accessible Flatbush and Foxhall Project”

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston has been granted $3.6 million from Governor Cuomo and the New York State Department of Transportation for upgraded pedestrian accessibility and improved infrastructure in Midtown Kingston. 

    The City of Kingston received a grant for the Safe and Accessible Flatbush and Foxhall Project, which will fund sidewalk and streetscape improvements from Colonial Gardens, where nearly 800 residents live, on Flatbush Avenue and along Foxhall Avenue to Broadway. The project will connect adjacent neighborhoods, commercial areas, a public pre-K school, and essential services. The grant will make this oft-traveled route ADA accessible, correct the intermittent and broken sidewalk network, and create bicycle infrastructure.  In addition, two intersections and two railroad crossings that are greatly in need of improvement will get upgrades for pedestrian safety. A previous grant for this same project was received from the NYSDEC in the amount of $772,752 in December 2018. 

    “We are so thrilled to receive this grant, which achieves so many of our goals for the community,” said Mayor Noble. “It will help provide safe and accessible transportation and active mobility for residents, while minimizing environmental impacts and encouraging community connectivity. This project will benefit and improve the quality of life for Midtown residents.” 

    “I am particularly pleased that this competitive grant will fund safe railroad crossings and give us the opportunity to work with CSX and the NYSDOT to improve a dangerous situation and prevent fatalities,” said Kristen Wilson, Director of Grants Management for the City of Kingston.  

    On Wednesday, Governor Cuomo announced $24.2 million in new funding for projects that support bicycle and pedestrian enhancements in the Mid-Hudson Region. Projects were selected through a competitive application process, wherein awardees presented plans that increase options for non-vehicular transportation, reduce vehicle emissions or traffic congestion, or both. The funding is made available through the Federal Highway Administration and administered directly by the New York State Department of Transportation. This funding also supports Governor Cuomo's initiative to advance Health Across all Policies in New York State, a collaborative approach that integrates health considerations into policymaking across all sectors to improve community health and wellness.

    More info on transportation grant projects in the City of Kingston, visit: https://www.kingston-ny.gov/kingstononthemove