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

    6/15/2022 - City of Kingston Announces Next Round of Paving


    June 15, 2022


    City of Kingston Announces Next Round of Paving



    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Department of Public Works are pleased to announce the next round of paving will be Harding Ave, York Place, and Colfax Place.

    Starting tomorrow, DPW will be preparing the area for paving work, including cleaning sewer mains under the roads and trimming trees to make room for the paving machinery. Milling is expected to begin Thursday, June 23, and weather permitting, paving is expected to begin Wednesday, June 29 and completed by Friday, July 1.

    “I want to thank the Department of Public Works for their continued efforts to get as much paving done this season as possible,” said Mayor Noble. “They’re doing a great job at giving attention to both highly trafficked areas as well as residential streets.”

    “Callanan industries, our local paving contractor, had an opening in their schedule, so we were able to quickly mobilize to get these three streets prepped for paving,” said Ed Norman, Superintendent of Public Works. “Please be cautious when traveling through our work zones, safety is everyone’s responsibility.”

    More information about paving projects in the City of Kingston can be found at

    Regular roadwork updates can be found here: