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

    Shopping

    Half Moon Books
    35 North Front Street 
    (845) 331-5439
    Artcraft Camera and Digital 
    Kingston Plaza 
    845-331-3141
    Bluebyrd's Haberdashery
    318 Wall Street 
    845-339-3174  
    Bop to Tottom 
    299 Wall Street 
    845-338-8101
    boptoto@aol.com
    Bridal Cottage Outlet 
    319 Wall Street 
    845-331-0567
    Burgevins Florist 
    Email Burgevins Florist
    245 Fair Street 
    (845) 338-8500   
    Catskill art & Office Supply
    Email Catskill Art & Office Supply Ltd. 
    328 Wall Street 
    845-331-7780  
    Gargoyles
    330 Wall Street 
    845-334-9177
    Colonial Health Food Center 
    43 North Front St. 
    (845) 331-5959
    Columbia Beauty Supply
    66 North Front Street 
    (845) 339-4996  
    Davenport Circle Farms 
    Washington Avenue Exit 
    (845) 334-9004
    Fleisher's Grass-fed and Organic Meats
    307 Wall Street 
    845-338-6666  
    Herzogs-True Value 
    Kingston Plaza 
    (845) 338-6300
    Edelweiss Soap Company
    Email
    38-1/2 John Street
    (845) 514-2709  
    J&J's Hobbies 
    37 North Front St. 
    (845) 338-7174
    JK's Wine and Liquor 
    Kingston Plaza 
    845-331-6429  
    John Street Jewelers 
    292A Fair St. 
    (845) 338-4101
    Kingston Clock Shop 
    58 North Front St.
    (845) 338-8872  
    Kingston Plaza 
    Plaza Road 
    (845) 338-6300  
    Paulson's Collective Art 
    324 Wall Street 
    Kingston Uptown Business Association 
    PO Box 3602
    Knightly Endeavors 
    319 Wall Street 
    845-331-0567  
    Traders of the Lost Art 
    332 Wall Street 
    845-340-1006
    Nekos-Dederick's Pharmacy
    86 North Front Street 
    (845) 331-0800 / 331-8000  
    Pages Past 
    Email Pages Past 
    71 Pearl Street 
    (845) 339-6484
    Parent Teacher Store, The 
    Email Parent Teacher Store 
    63 North Front Street 
    (845) 339-1442   
    Pawprints & Whiskers 
    292 Wall Street 
    845-339-5735
    Sam's Swap Shop 
    52 North Front St.
    (845) 338-1953  
    Schnieder's Jewelers 
    290 Wall St. 
    (845) 331-1888  
    Whitworth J LTD 
    36 John St. 
    (845) 331-6228
    Style Fabrics 
    Email Style Fabrics 
    Kingston Plaza 
    (845) 338-1793  
    Zee's Boutique
    333 Wall St. 
    (845) 331-0995
    Theresa & Company 
    304 Wall St. 
    (845) 339-4202  
    Tony's Cards & Collectables 
    37 North Front Street 
    (845) 340-9841
    Tonner Dolls 
    301 Wall St. 
    (845) 339-9537  
    Blue 57 
    57 North Front Street 
    (845) 338-2583