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

    8/28/2019 - Kingston Police Department Announces Enhanced Traffic Enforcement



    August 28, 2019 



    City of Kingston and KPD Announce Enhanced Traffic Enforcement

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce that the Kingston Police Department was recently granted $20,000 to institute Enhanced Traffic Enforcement for three weeks. The primary goal of this effort is to educate the motoring public regarding common traffic infractions that often lead to accidents and tragedy. Starting on Thursday, August 28, Kingston Police Department officers will patrol pre-determined areas of the City of Kingston looking for traffic violations.  

    The Enhanced Traffic Enforcement initiative will take place over three weeks in areas such as high-crash intersections, school safety zones, pedestrian safety areas, reduced speed areas and school bus stops. Common violations that will be closely monitored are school bus safety, pedestrian safety, distracted driving, unsafe speeds, seatbelts, running red lights and stop signs and right of way issues.  

    “We are letting the public know about the Enhanced Traffic Enforcement and the general areas of these efforts to encourage safety-minded driving and compliance with traffic laws,” said Chief Egidio Tinti. “We feel this initiative will go a long way in providing the public with much-needed safety education, and is not intended to be punitive. We want to educate the public to improve overall safety across the City of Kingston.”  


    Enhanced Traffic Enforcement will happen on the following schedule: 

    Thursday, August 29              Streets and side-streets of Broadway and Albany Ave

    Friday, August 30                   Streets and side-streets of Broadway and Foxhall Avenue    

    Streets and side-streets of Washington, Lucas and Hurley Aves.     

    Streets and side-streets of Albany Ave and Clinton Ave    

    Streets and side-streets of Washington Ave and Greenkill Ave


    Tuesday, September 3             Streets and side-streets of Broadway and Albany Ave

    Wednesday, September 4        Neighborhood surrounding Kingston High School

    Thursday, September 5           Neighborhood surrounding Bailey and Edson Schools

    Friday, September 6                Neighborhood surrounding George Washington School


    Monday, September 9             Neighborhood surrounding JF Kennedy School

    Tuesday, September 10           Neighborhood by Washington, Greenkill, Clinton and Albany Aves.

    Wednesday, September 11      Neighborhood surrounded by Albany Ave, Broadway and Foxhall Ave

    Thursday, September 12         Neighborhood by Foxhall Ave, Flatbush Ave, Rte 9W and Broadway

    Friday, September 13              Neighborhoods of ‘The Avenues” and Ponckhockie