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

    7/30/2018 - Upcoming Traffic Closures and Detours Along Albany Avenue

    July 30, 2018

    Upcoming Traffic Closures and Detours in Effect During
    Albany Avenue Central Hudson Gas Main Replacement Project

    The following street closures and detours will be in effect due to a Central Hudson Gas Main Replacement Project:

    This Week
    -Flatbush Ave will be closed from Elmendorf St to Albany Ave.
    -Wiltwyck will be closed at Elmendorf except for local traffic.
    -Albany Ave will have two way traffic, one lane in each direction, with the traffic light at Flatbush and Albany on blink to keep traffic flowing
    -As part of this project, the contractors will excavate on one side of Albany Ave., plate that section, then move the traffic pattern over to that side. After traffic has been redirected they will complete excavation across Albany Ave.

    -The contractors will cross Albany Ave at Wiltwyck using the same detour and shifting traffic lanes on Albany Ave. with a flashing traffic light at Flatbush Ave.
    Next Week

    • Foxhall will be closed at Albany Ave. to just past Flatbush
    • Flatbush will be closed from Albany Ave. to Teller St.
    • Elmendorf will be closed from Wiltwyck to Flatbush/Foxhall, except for local traffic.
    • Down St. will be closed from Wiltwyck to Foxhall.
    • Flatbush will be closed from Farrelly to Teller, except local traffic.
    • Albany Ave traffic will be detoured onto Wiltwyck to right on Foxhall.