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

    2/19/2021 - Sewer Work to Begin on Broadway on February 22


    February 19, 2021



    Sewer Work to Begin on Broadway on February 22



    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that much-needed sewer repair work on Broadway will begin on Monday, February 22, 2021.

    The project will install new sanitary sewer pipes to replace old, failing sewer lines along Broadway from Cedar Street to East St. James Street. There will be no detours or closures required on Broadway, but there will be no vehicular access to Van Deusen, Downs, and O’Neil Streets from Broadway. Detour signage will be in place for access to those side streets. Pedestrian access will be maintained, with signed pedestrian detours around the work zone.


    During construction, there will be significant lane changes, with all traffic shifted to the south side of Broadway. Drivers should be alert for changing traffic patterns, which will be directed with striping and signage. Traffic signals in the project limits will be bagged, with temporary stop control on the side streets.


    On-street parking in this area of Broadway will be prohibited for the duration of the project. Public parking lots located next to Sea Deli and at Cornell Street, as well as adjacent street parking, should be used instead.


    “We are pleased that the work to repair and replace the sewers on Broadway is moving forward,” said Mayor Noble. “The pipes are 100 years old, and in desperate need of replacing. We realize this work will coincide with the NYSDOT’s I-587 Roundabout project and will cause changes in traffic patterns and occasional delays, but this work is necessary to sustain and grow our City. Once the sewer work is completed, the Broadway Streetscape project can move toward completion as well. We thank the public in advance for your patience.”


    Construction is expected to be completed by approximately May 15, 2021.


    Once the sewer work is complete, as a part of the Broadway Streetscape Project, Broadway will be re-paved from Pine Grove Avenue to the I-587 Roundabout.