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

    4/20/2021 - 2021 Paving Budget and First Round of Paving Announced


    April 20, 2021


    2021 Paving Budget and First Round of Paving Announced


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Superintendent of Public Works Edward Norman are pleased to announce the City of Kingston was awarded over $1 million for paving in the 2021 New York State Budget, an over $260,000 increase from the 2020 NYS Budget. 

    In the NYS 2021 Budget, the City of Kingston has been allocated:

    • $739,463.36 in Consolidated Local Street & Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS), an increase of $143,701.72 from 2020
    • $203,957.45 in Pave NY funds, an increase of $67,988.93 from 2020
    • $143,775.71 in Extreme Winter Recovery Program, an increase of $50,321.50 from 2020

    Beginning the week of May 2, 2021, and weather depending, the first round of paving in 2021 will begin, which will include Merilina Ave, Boulder Ave and Plymouth Ave. The Department of Public Works is currently working on the three streets doing drainage repairs and replacing manhole covers prior to paving. 

    During paving, there may be detours and changes in traffic patterns. Property owners and residents will be notified by mail and are advised to keep all vehicles off the street during paving.

    “The State budget brought good news for our roads this year,” said Mayor Noble. “The Department of Public Works is putting together a comprehensive plan for the additional funds, and is eager to get started now that we’re in the paving season. We thank Governor Cuomo and New York State legislators for this boost in paving funding, and look forward to putting these dollars into fresh asphalt this year.” 

    The next round of paving is expected to be announced in the next couple of weeks. For more information, visit