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

    7/28/2021 - Public Survey Now Open for Midtown Parking Lots Project


    July 28, 2021 


    Public Survey Now Open for Midtown Parking Lots Project

    Public Engagement Period Ends August 15, 2021


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that a public engagement survey is now open for the Midtown Parking Lots Improvements Project

    With $1.2 million in funding from the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) Green Infrastructure Grant Program (GIGP), the City of Kingston will reconstruct three municipal parking lots in Midtown using green stormwater infrastructure. Repairs and upgrades will be made to the parking lots at Broadway and Downs Street (next to Sea Deli), Cornell and Thomas Streets (adjacent to Little Italy), and Broadway and Jansen Avenue (next to Monkey Joe). 

    Green infrastructure includes bioswales and permeable pavers, which prevent untreated stormwater from entering closed drainage systems, which can lead to erosion and flooding. By integrating green infrastructure into these parking lots and along sidewalks, stormwater is filtered before the water enters rivers and streams. The green infrastructure improvements are designed to help protect and preserve the Rondout Creek and Hudson River while meeting parking needs along the Broadway corridor in Midtown. 

    “The City of Kingston is a leader in local environmental stewardship and sustainability efforts, and these improvements to municipal parking lots falls in line with our values, while providing vital parking to our community,” said Mayor Noble. “We are working each and every day to make improvements to our City’s infrastructure, and making sure the work is done in the most eco-friendly way possible. Protecting the Rondout Creek and the Hudson River will have long-lasting benefits, and we are proud that the City of Kingston is making these incremental changes.” 

    For more information, and to participate in the survey, please visit The survey will be open until August 15, 2021. The project is expected to be bid in early 2022.