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

    8/22/2019 - Next Round of Paving in 2019 Announced



    August 22, 2019 

    Next Round of Paving in 2019 Announced

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble and DPW Superintendent Edward Norman are pleased to announce the next round of paving, which will begin on Monday, August 26, weather depending. Milling will begin on Monday with paving completed by Friday, August 30, weather depending, on the following streets:

    Coffey Place 

    Apple Street

    Snyder Avenue 

    Taylor Street 


    Roadwork, which is near J. Watson Bailey Middle School, will be completed before the school year begins. These streets off of Hurley Ave 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. 
    “Thank you to the men and women of DPW who have worked so hard this summer to get these projects completed in this paving season,” said Mayor Noble. “I am happy to see these freshly paved streets will be completed in time for the new school year to begin.” 
    The next scheduled paving project will be announced in the next couple of weeks. 
    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.