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

    6/7/2022 - Elmendorf Bridge Repairs Complete, Bridge Re-opens


    June 7, 2022


    Elmendorf Bridge Repairs Complete, Bridge Re-opens


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the Elmendorf Bridge repairs have been completed, and the bridge has reopened to the public.

    “We are pleased to announce the Elmendorf Bridge reconstruction is now completed, the detours have been removed, and the bridge is now reopened for public use.” said Mayor Noble. “We thank residents for their patience during the construction, and look forward to having the Elmendorf Bridge safely back in use for the community. ”

    “I wish to thank the staff of DPW and the Engineering Department, who responded quickly when the old bridge was found to be unsafe,” said City Engineer John Schultheis. “I also wish to thank the staff of KS Engineers and A. Colarusso and Son for their work in designing and constructing the replacement bridge and for delivering a quality project that will be an asset to the City for many years to come.”

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