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

    8/27/2021 - Final Paving on Broadway to Begin Next Week, Changes to Traffic Pattern Will Take Effect


    August 27, 2021



    Final Paving on Broadway to Begin Next Week,

    Changes to Traffic Pattern Will Take Effect

     KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that preparation for final paving for the Broadway Streetscape Project will begin on Monday, August 30, 2021. Milling will occur early next week on Broadway from the roundabout to Pine Grove Avenue, followed by paving and striping. 

    There will be no parking on Broadway between E. St. James St. to Pine Grove next week to allow for paving work and striping. Drivers are encouraged to use side streets for parking. Starting next week, drivers will see significant changes to the Broadway traffic pattern. There will be a protected bike lane with street parking between the bike path and traffic. Traffic will be reduced to two lanes, with one turning lane in the center. The new signals will be activated and will be coordinated to improve traffic flow. 

    “The Broadway Streetscape Project has been years in the making, and we are so excited to see the finished roadway begin to take shape next week,” said Mayor Noble. “We thank everyone – especially the businesses along the Broadway corridor – for their patience, and we ask the public to stay alert and use caution when navigating the new traffic configuration.” 

    Drivers are reminded to be vigilant in looking out for cyclists and pedestrians:

    » Stop for pedestrians at crosswalks

    » Slow down and obey the posted speed limit

    » Yield to pedestrians and cyclists when turning

    » Look before opening your door

    » Allow three feet when passing bicyclists

    » Turn on vehicle headlights at dusk