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

    10/11/2019 - Water Service Shutdown as Part of the Hurley Ave. Revitalization Project on 10/14

    October 10, 2019



    Water Service Shutdown as Part of the Hurley Ave. Revitalization Project on 10/14 at 11:00AM
    In order to relocate a hydrant that is in conflict with the Hurley Ave. Revitalization Project, a shutdown of water service to some residents in the nearby section of Kingston is needed. The shutdown is planned for Monday October 14th (Columbus Day) to coincide with a period when students will not be present at J. Watson Bailey Middle School. 
    Date/Time of Water Service Shutdown: On Monday, October 14th 2019 from 11:00AM through 3:00PM the areas listed below will not have access to municipal water. 
    Location of Water Service Shutdown: Residents and Businesses on the following streets are expected to be impacted by this shutdown of water service.

    Hurley Avenue- from Shamrock Lane to the City line with the Town of Ulster 

    Taylor Street 

    Quarry Street 

    Coffey Place  

    Snyder Ave. 

    Apple Street  

    Howland Street  

    Fairview Avenue Extension  

    Stony Run Apartments

    Country Village Condominiums 

    Project Contact:

    Sean Koester

    Project Manager


    [email protected]