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

    7/1/2021 - Next Round of Paving in 2021 Announced


    July 1, 2021 

    Next Round of Paving in 2021 Announced


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the City of Kingston Department of Public Works are pleased to announce the next round of paving in 2021, which includes:

    Gill Street from Yeoman Street to East Strand Street

    Catherine Street from Gill Street to Sycamore Street

    East Strand Street from Abruyn Street to trolley tracks

    Milling operations will begin on or about Tuesday, July 6 and paving is scheduled to start on Monday, July 12 and be completed by Friday, July 16, 2021, weather depending. There will be intermittent lane changes and detours, which may cause slight delays. 

    “As always, I thank DPW for all their hard work preparing and paving the streets of the City of Kingston,” said Mayor Noble. “As we continue major infrastructure projects along the Broadway business district and across the City, we are prioritizing paving as many of our residential streets as possible.” 

    “This is great news! It’s always exciting when streets get paved and the neighborhoods get a fresh look,” said Steve Schabot, Ward 8 Alderman. “I thank the men and women of DPW and really looking forward to driving our newly paved streets.”

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