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

    9/14/2021 - Open House for the Franklin Street Project on 10/6


    September 14, 2021 


    Open House for the Franklin Street Complete Streets Project

    to be Held October 6, 2021


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston will host a public open house for the Franklin Street Complete Streets Project on October 6, 2021. 

    The City of Kingston is seeking public input on the preliminary streetscape design for improvements to Franklin Street. The in-person open-house style meeting will be held Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 5:00-7:00pm, outdoors at the Everette Hodge Community Center located at 21 Franklin Street. 

    The Franklin Street Complete Streets Project will improve upon the existing pedestrian and cyclist accessibility and will enhance the overall visual qualities of the street. In order to improve the safety of this corridor for all travelers, the City will construct new sidewalks, ADA-accessible ramps, bicycle infrastructure and crosswalks, and plant new street trees along the entire length of Franklin.

    “As a former co-director at the Hodge Center, I saw firsthand how many of our youth walked to and from the Everette Hodge Community Center,” said Mayor Noble. “This project is critical in providing our youth and families in Midtown with safe access to their homes and essential services. I look forward to introducing these designs to the community and moving this important project forward.”

    Preliminary design plans will be presented at the open house. City staff and consultants from MJ Engineering & Land Surveying will be available to answer questions, and the public will have an opportunity to provide feedback.

    The rain date is Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 5:00-7:00pm outdoors at the Hodge Center. In the event of inclement weather for both dates, a virtual public open house will be held on October 7 at 5:00pm. Instructions to join will be posted on the project website.

    This Franklin Street Complete Streets Project is supported with $750,000 in funding from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation's Climate Smart Communities Grant Program.

    Additional information, including a survey and opportunity to provide written comments, can be found on the project website: