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]

    #3 Waterfront Shared Streets

    Kingston DPW Workers Paint Bicycle Sharrows on East Strand Street in 2017

    Project Host City of Kingston
    Project Goals
    • Create a more livable, vibrant community through complete street strategies that connect the Kingston Point Rail Trail to the waterfront and to Kingston Point Park.
    • Install traffic calming features to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety and access including crosswalks, bicycle sharrows, and signs that alert motorists to pedestrian crossings, bicycles in the road, and the Kingston Greenline route.
    • Includes improvements at gateway trailheads to the Kingston Point Rail Trail at the Rondout Gardens Housing Complex and Garraghan Drive.
    Funder(s) & Amounts NYSERDA - Cleaner, Greener Communities Program -$250,000
    OPRHP - Heritage Area Systems Program - TBD
    Project Manager's Contact Information Kristen Wilson
    Director of Grants Management
    [email protected]
    Project Status (Updated September 2019) The final design for the shared streets and Kingston Point Rail Trail was completed by Saratoga Associates in 2016. The City DPW installed road markings (bicycle sharrows) and signs on the waterfront streets in the fall of 2017. In December 2016, the City received additional funding from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation to complete trailheads on the Kingston Point Rail Trail that will link to the shared streets at the Trolley Museum, Garraghan Drive, and Delaware and Murray Avenues. The trailheads for the Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase 1 Project were built near Rondout Gardens at Garraghan Drive and at the Delaware and Murray Avenues.  The Trolley Museum trailhead is under design as part of the Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase 2 Project.  Further design of complete streets on East Strand and North Street is being considered as part of the Rondout Riverport Shoreline Stabilization and Public Access Project.  More information regarding the design alternatives for East Strand and North Street will be available at a public event at the end of October 2019.    
    Project Links

    Greenline Projects
    Kingston Connectivity Project Final Design
    Kingston Connectivity Project Construction Documents