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

    8/5/2022 - Next Round of Paving for August 2022, Additional City-wide Paving Announced


    August 5, 2022



    Next Round of Paving for August 2022,

    Additional City-wide Paving Announced


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

    • Highland Avenue from Foxhall Ave to E. Chester Street and E. Chester Street to the dead-end
    • Hasbrouck Place from Hasbrouck Ave. to Highland Ave.
    • Clifton Avenue from Highland Ave. to Park St.
    • West O’Reilly Street from Broadway to just beyond Mary’s Ave

    DPW will begin preparing the area for paving on Wednesday, August 3, 2022. Milling will begin on or about August 22, and paving is expected to be completed by September 2, 2022, weather depending. During paving, there may be detours and changes in traffic patterns. DPW will be announcing further rounds of paving in the coming weeks.

    At last night’s meeting, the Common Council approved Mayor Noble’s proposal for using $750,000 from the City’s Fund Balance to pave or apply topcoat to additional streets and parking lots this paving season.

    “The Department of Public Works has been working hard to improve our road infrastructure across our City to catch up on years of deferred maintenance. We have been fortunate to receive funding from a variety of grant resources that have allowed us to pave over 100 street sections since I took office in 2016, but as we know, there is a lot more work to do,” said Mayor Noble. “Many of the roads in the City of Kingston that need paving do not fit within our current grant program guidelines. This year, we have an excess in our Fund Balance, which is best used to pay down debt and for one-off Capital Projects. Using our Fund Balance to allow the Department of Public Works to make necessary improvements to a variety of roadways and parking lots this summer and fall is a great use of our resources.”

    In addition to the Department of Public Work’s scheduled paving plans, the following will also be paved or get a fresh topcoat this season:

    • Albany Avenue from the rail trail bridge to Flatbush Ave.
    • Wilbur Avenue
    • Delaware Ave. from near Cordts St up the hill
    • North Street from Delaware Ave to Hudson Brickyards
    • 1000 feet of the Hudson River Brickyard Trail 
    • Van Buren Street from Broadway to Furnace Street
    • Greenkill Avenue from South Prospect to Iwo Jima Lane
    • Hasbrouck Park lower parking lot, upper parking lot, and ADA ramp to bathroom

    More information about paving projects can be found at

    Weekly roadwork updates can be found here: