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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

    Places to Eat

    243 Fair Street
    (845) 331-2043
    B&B Bagels
    2 Schwenk Drive
    (845) 338-7912
    Blimpie Subs and Salads
    Kingston Plaza
    (845) 331-3888
    Dominick's Cafe
    Wall St& N Front St
    (845) 338-4552
    Boitson's Restaurant
    47 North Front Street
    (845) 339-3397
    Dunkin Donuts
    295 Wall Street
    (845) 339-0794
    Chics Sports Bar and Restaurant
    Kingston Plaza
    (845) 331-1537
    Colonial Healthfood
    43 North Front Street
    (845) 331-5959
    Dallas Hot Wieners
    51 North Front Street
    (845) 338-6094
    Deising's Bakery
    111 North Front Street
    (845) 338-7503
    Dietz Stadium Diner
    127 North Front St.
    (845) 331-5321
    (845) 383-1198
    310 WallStreet
    (845) 339-9310
    Elena's Restaurant
    50 Schwenk Drive
    (845) 331-2767
    Ecce Terra
    288 Fair Street
    (845) 338-8734
    Fleisher's Meats
    307 Wall Street
    (845) 338-6666
    Hoffman House
    Email Hoffman House
    94 North Front St.
    (845) 338-2626
    Kyoto Sushi
    Washington& Lucas Ave
    (845) 339-1128
    276 Fair Street
    (845) 339-2000
    Louie's Restaurant - Holiday Inn
    503 Washington Avenue
    (845) 338-0400
    Lucy's Tacos
    38 John Street
    (845) 338-2816
    Market Basket
    308 Wall Street
    (845) 338-2755
    Mario's Restaurant
    39 John Street
    Plaza Pizza
    Kingston Plaza
    Picnic Pizza
    501 Washington Ave
    (845) 331-3000
    Santa Fe
    11 MainStreet
    (845) 339-7777
    Sissy's Cafe'
    324Wall Street
    (845) 338-4709
    Uptown Twist
    275 Fair Street
    (845) 338-3565
    Wing Shui Chinese
    53N Front Street
    (845) 338-4709
    Yum Yum Noodle Bar
    275Fair Street
    (845) 338-1400