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

    5/12/2022 - City of Kingston Announces First Paving of 2022


    May 12, 2022


    City of Kingston Announces First Paving of 2022


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Superintendent of Public Works Edward Norman are pleased to announce the first City of Kingston paving projects of 2022. On Thursday, May 12, the paving of the intersection at Flatbush Avenue, East Chester, and 9-W was completed.

    Next week, starting on or about Monday, May 16, weather depending, paving will begin on Abeel Street from Dunn Street to the City line. Paving on Abeel Street is expected to be completed by Friday, May 20, 2022, weather depending. During this time, there may be detours and changes in traffic patterns.

    “We are excited to announce this first round of paving, which will be the first of many to come this paving season,” said Mayor Noble. “We know the winter was rough on our streets, and with an infusion of State funding, we should be able to get several streets paved this year. We are also going to have a busy construction season with other City projects moving forward, and Central Hudson is continuing their gas line replacement throughout the City. I encourage residents to follow our weekly Roadwork Updates to be informed on the various projects.”

    “The City of Kingston DPW has received a favorable amount of funding resources for our paving program,” said Superintendent Ed Norman. “We are working on an aggressive schedule to be coordinated between DPW staff and outside contractors to repair and pave streets in need throughout the City. The DPW intends to schedule a round of paving every month until the end of the season in November. We would like to remind the public to be aware of our staff in the various work zones around the city to ensure their safety as they work to make the streets safer and cleaner for everyone.”

    As always with paving, during the milling and paving operation, all vehicles must remain off the street. Once the paving process begins, access/egress will be denied until the blacktop cools enough for normal vehicular traffic, approximately three to five hours. Drivers are urged to use caution; the roadway will be uneven during the milling process making the surface subject to tripping hazards or tire damage. The road will be closed for the safety of all residents and pedestrians. Never move or go around barricades.

    When blacktop is initially laid, the material is extremely hot. Please do not walk on or touch the newly laid material. Severe burns may occur to humans and animals. Vehicles or bicycles driven on freshly laid material will leave permanent indentations in the roadway and may damage tires.

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





    Summer Smith, Director

    Communications & Community Engagement

    City of Kingston

    City Hall, 420 Broadway

    Kingston, NY 12401


    [email protected]


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