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

    6/13/2022 - Midtown Parking Lots Improvements Project Begins


    June 13, 2022


    Midtown Parking Lots Improvements Project Begins


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the Midtown Parking Lots Improvements Project has begun.

    With $1.2 million in funding from the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) Green Infrastructure Grant Program (GIGP), the City of Kingston will reconstruct three municipal parking lots in Midtown using green stormwater infrastructure. Repairs and upgrades will be made to the parking lots at Broadway and Downs Street (next to the former Sea Deli), Cornell and Thomas Streets (adjacent to Little Italy), and Broadway and Jansen Avenue (next to Monkey Joe).

    The Cornell lot will remain at least half open at all times during construction. The two smaller lots will be closed for the duration. The construction schedule will be as follows:

    The south half of the Cornell lot will be in construction from June 13 to August 1

    The lot near the former Sea Deli will be in construction from June 16 to July 20

    The lot next to Monkey Joes will be in construction from July 21 to August 22

    The north half of the Cornell lot will be in construction from August 23 to October 6

    The Midtown Parking Lots Improvements Project supports our efforts to help protect the waters of the Rondout Creek and Hudson River while meeting the growing need for parking in the heart of Midtown. The existing parking lots between Broadway and Downs Street, Cornell and Thomas Streets, and Broadway and Jansen Avenue, are currently in great need of repair and this project will not only improve the parking situation but help us meet our sustainability goals as well,” said Mayor Noble.

    Green infrastructure includes bioswales and permeable pavers that prevent untreated stormwater from entering closed drainage systems, which can lead to erosion and flooding. By integrating green infrastructure into these parking lots and along sidewalks, stormwater is filtered before the water enters rivers and streams. The green infrastructure improvements are designed to help protect and preserve the Rondout Creek and Hudson River while meeting parking needs along the Broadway corridor in Midtown.

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