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

    5/5/2020 - City of Kingston Department of Public Works Announces First Round of Paving in 2020


    May 5, 2020


    City of Kingston Department of Public Works Announces First Round of Paving in 2020


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Superintendent of Public Works, Edward Norman, are pleased to announce the first round of paving of City streets in 2020. Beginning the week of May 11, 2020, and weather depending, six streets will be milled and paved:


    Tietjen Ave.

    Teller St.

    Deyo St.

    Colonial Dr.

    Sheehan Ct.

    Stuyvesant Dr.

    DPW crews are currently working in these areas in preparation of paving by Callanan Industries. There may be detours and changes in traffic patterns, and there will be parking restrictions adjacent to Colonial Drive. Property owners and residents will be notified by mail and are advised to keep all vehicles off the street during paving.

    “Even during this difficult time, the men and women of our DPW are providing necessary services and doing important work for this community,” said Mayor Noble. “Though much of the state is on PAUSE, municipal roads, bridges and other infrastructure work can continue. We’re grateful to have the resources to improve our beautiful city at a time where there will be minimal disruption.”

    Roadwork is scheduled to be completed by May 22, weather depending. The next round of paving is expected to be announced in the next couple of weeks.