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

    7/14/2020 - City of Kingston Announces Next Round of Paving


    July 14, 2020 

    City of Kingston Announces Next Round of Paving


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce that the next round of paving in 2020 will begin the week of July 20, weather depending. The following streets will be milled and paved:


    Tremper Ave. from Albany Ave. to Elmendorf St.

    Elmendorf St. from Tremper to Broadway

    Clinton Ave. from Maiden to Franklin St.


    Milling will begin Monday, July 20 and paving will begin Thursday, July 23 and be completed on Friday, July 24, weather depending.

    “These streets were chosen for paving to alleviate some of the traffic detouring off of Broadway during the Streetscape project construction,” said Mayor Noble. “Once these roads are paved, traveling through Midtown will be much smoother, while we continue to make vital improvements to our infrastructure across the City of Kingston.” 

    “The much-awaited paving work continues --DPW is on a roll! The City and Common Council thank all residents for their patience as we work to improve these oft-used roadways. A couple of days of minor inconvenience will lead to much smoother travel going forward,” said Douglas Koop, Alderman Ward 2. 

    More information about paving projects in the City of Kingston can be found at