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

    9/30/2019 - Hurley Avenue Revitalization Project Starting October 1



    September 30, 2019 

    Hurley Avenue Revitalization Project Starting This Week


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce that the Hurley Avenue Revitalization Project, which will include paving Hurley Ave from Washington Ave to the Town of Ulster line, will begin this week. The project will install 16-ADA accessible curb ramps, bike lanes from Washington Avenue to the Thruway overpass, and a widened shoulder from the Thruway overpass to the City line to improve safety for bicyclists. 

    Baker Brothers Excavation from West Hurley will begin preliminary work this week and next. The project timeline is as follows:


    Starting October 1      Crews mobilize to site

    Week of October 7     Curbs and sidewalks to be excavated

    Week of October 14   Curbs and sidewalks to be poured, milling on the street to begin on/about October 15

    Week of October 21   Work will continue on curbs, sidewalk and drains 

    Week of October 28   Paving, weather permitting

    November 1-14           Pavement markings, signage to be installed, and site clean-up


    “The Hurley Avenue Revitalization Project is a great example of how my administration has been working diligently in securing grant funding to improve our vital infrastructure,” said Mayor Noble. “Hurley Avenue is heavily traveled, including with children and parents going to and from school, and this project will make it safer and more accessible for all travelers.”  


    This project was funded by the FTA’s Federal Surface Transportation Flexible Funds ($734,000), NY State Marchiselli Funds ($85,000), with the possibility of more state funding, and a City of Kingston local match of $466,000.


    More information and final design plans can be found at: