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

    8/29/2022 - Wilbur Avenue Paving Project to Begin in September


    August 29, 2022


    Wilbur Avenue Paving Project to Begin in September


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the Wilbur Avenue Paving Project is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

    The Wilbur Avenue Paving Project, which will pave Wilbur Avenue (NYS Route 213) from just south of Greenkill Avenue to just north of West O’Reilly, will begin in September and is expected to be completed by November. The full project completion with guiderails and signage installation is expected by December 2022. No full roadway closures are anticipated. During construction, one-way alternating traffic will be maintained for the duration, however, drivers are encouraged to seek other routes.

    The anticipated total cost of the project is $1,370,100, with $1,086,400 in funding provided by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Surface Transportation Flex Program, and $203,700 provided by NY State Marchiselli Funds.

    In a separate paving project which was recently approved by the Common Council, Wilbur Avenue from West O’Reilly to Abeel Street and Greenkill Avenue to the upper project limit will be paved this season using local funds.

    “We are excited to see this project kick off soon, as it will address poor drainage and subpar pavement, which has caused hazardous driving conditions along this stretch of Wilbur Avenue,” said Mayor Noble. “The Wilbur Avenue Paving Project design includes road reconstruction, new guiderails, signage and striping, and drainage improvements including gutters and swales to better convey stormwater runoff to the Twaalfskill Creek. Additionally, with help from our fund balance and the Department of Public Works, we will be paving the remaining portions of Wilbur, so that the entire roadway gets a new surface.”

    More information on the Wilbur Avenue Paving Project can be found at

    More information about paving projects can be found at Weekly roadwork updates can be found here.