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

    5/23/2022 - Abeel St. to Become One-Way for Remainder of Wurts Street Bridge Construction


    May 23, 2022


    Abeel Street to Become One-Way During Remainder of Wurts Street Bridge Construction


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that, in collaboration with New York State Department of Transportation, the City of Kingston will switch a section of Abeel Street to a one-way street for the duration of construction on the Wurts Street Bridge.

    NYSDOT has approved plans to make Abeel St. (from Post Street to Hone Street) one-way westbound (leaving the City limits) and eliminate the alternating signals at the Abeel St and Wurts St. intersection. Eastbound (inbound) traffic will be rerouted at Hudson, Ravine or Hone Street to get to Broadway/Wurts Street. This reconfiguration is tentatively scheduled to be put in place by Friday, May 27, in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

    “To help alleviate some of the traffic and congestion on Abeel Street, we have worked with DOT to make Abeel Street a one-way while the bridge is under construction. We hope this re-routing will help the businesses and improve the quality of life for the residents on Abeel as well,” said Mayor Noble.

    Current construction on the Wurts Street Bridge includes preparation for future concrete work involved with the bridge deck replacement. In the next couple weeks, the project will construct a pedestrian sidewalk shed beneath the bridge to keep the walkway open and dock access available beneath the bridge during construction.

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