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

    3/24/2021 - New Trash and Recycling Cans in Uptown Kingston


    March 24, 2021 


    New Trash and Recycling Cans in Uptown Kingston


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that Uptown Kingston now has brand new trash and recycling cans for pedestrian use.

    Nine sets of new trash and recycling cans have been placed near curbs on North Front, Wall, Fair, and John Streets, as well as the municipal parking lots.

    “You may soon notice new trash and recycling receptacles across Uptown,” said Mayor Noble. “In response to our Uptown business owners who had requested more trash cans as well as recycling cans in the business district, our DPW delivered shiny new cans this week. With the addition of more outdoor dining and take-away options, we hope the addition of these containers will help us keep Uptown Kingston beautiful and well-maintained. This investment will also allow additional bins to be relocated to other areas of Midtown and Downtown Kingston this spring.” 

    The Department of Public Works will regularly empty the trash and recycling cans on Tuesdays and Fridays when possible. Residents who live in the area should be advised that the cans are not to be used for household garbage. There will be fines for those not in compliance. 

    As part of the Broadway Streetscape Project, Midtown will be getting new garbage and recycling cans along Broadway from the I-587 Roundabout to the Grand Street intersection at the Y.