Kingston is a city in and the county seat of Ulster County, New York, United States. It is 91 miles (146 km) north of New York City and 59 miles (95 km) south of Albany. The city's metropolitan area is grouped with the New York metropolitan area around Manhattan by the United States Census Bureau,[3] It became New York's first capital in 1777. During the American Revolutionary War, the city 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. It had connections to other markets through both the railroad and canal connections.

Many of the older buildings are considered contributing as part of three historic districts, including the Stockade District uptown, the Midtown Neighborhood Broadway Corridor, and the Rondout-West Strand Historic District downtown. Each district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


6 Unique Things About Kingston

If someone was to go to Kingston what’s something you would tell them to do or try out while they are there? We learned a lot about Kingston, so we broke it down to the six best things about Kingston.

First Capital of New York State

According to Wikipedia, Kingston was designated as the first capital of the state of New York in 1777. In 1797 Albany was named the capital and it’s stayed that way ever since.

Hutton Brickyards

The Hutton Brick Works Company operated on the banks of the Hudson river from 1865 thru 1980. The brick company supplied bricks for construction projects throughout the Hudson Valley as well New York City, which during that time was the fastest-growing metropolis in the world according to their website. It has recently been reopened as hotel, spa, wedding venue and more, under the same name, Hutton Brickyards.

Some of the Best Bagels Anywhere

We got a bunch of text messages from fans of the show telling us to try out Sunrise Bagels on Albany Ave in Kingston. Everyone raves about the bagels and their breakfast sandwiches.

Dallas Hot Wieners

If you like hot dogs, Dallas Hot Wieners is a must-try. Make sure you try the chili and special sauce.

Kingston Has One Thing No Other Place Has

Kingston is the only place in the US where there is a prerevolution home on all four corners of an intersection. The intersection is at Crown and John Streets.

Two Historic Railroads

A listener let us know that “Kingston has 2 special historic railroads. One is the Catskill Mountain Railroad, (location at the Herzog’s plaza) and the historic trolley museum (down on the Rondout strand).”

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