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

    7/28/2021 - City of Kingston Announces Fourth Round of 2021 Paving


    July 28, 2021 


    City of Kingston Announces Fourth Round of 2021 Paving


    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 includes Hunter Street from Wurts to Ravine and McEntee Street from Broadway to West Pierpont. 

    The Department of Public Works Street will begin milling these areas on or about August 2, weather depending. Paving is scheduled to commence on August 9, 2021. Paving is expected to be completed by August 13, weather permitting. There will be intermittent lane changes and detours, which may cause slight delays. 

    “This has been a very busy and productive construction season for us here in the City of Kingston,” said Mayor Noble. “Just this week, construction for the Broadway Grand Intersection Improvements Project began, and the DOT team is paving Washington Avenue from Hurley Ave to the bridge over Esopus Creek. We know this may feel like a lot of detour signs, but we’re making great progress in improving the City’s infrastructure for our residents. Thanks as always to the men and women of the Department of Public Works, who work hard to see all of these important projects through.” 

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