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]

    Kingston News

    8/6/2019 - The City of Kingston Announces Next Round of Paving Projects




    August 6, 2019



    The City of Kingston Announces Next Round of Paving Projects


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble and the Superintendent of Public Works, Edward Norman, are pleased to announce the next round of paving in 2019: Washington Avenue from Route 32 (Boulevard) to Lucas Avenue, which will begin next week. Milling is expected to begin on Monday, August 12, with paving on August 15, weather depending. Central Hudson is contributing $125,000 toward the City’s paving on Washington Avenue in lieu of their own restoration work.

    The next round of paving is scheduled to begin in late August and will include Apple Street, Snyder Avenue and Coffey Place. These streets are being paved ahead of the Hurley Avenue Revitalization Project, which will include paving of Hurley Avenue from Washington Avenue to the Town of Ulster line. The Hurley Avenue Revitalization Project is scheduled to begin in late October or early November. 

    Mayor Noble and the Department of Public Works are pleased to announce that Central Hudson will also be contributing funds toward paving and restoration on Foxhall Avenue, which will begin this paving season. 

    “I am excited these improvements will soon be happening on major roadways and routes to schools,” said Mayor Noble. “I want to thank our Department of Public Works for their continuing efforts to repair and improve our vital infrastructure and get our residents safely through the City.” 

    The City of Kingston has created an online hub for all things paving, including a list of streets paved in 2019, photos from current projects, letters to residents regarding upcoming roadwork, and forthcoming projects that involve paving. Visit for more information.