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

    8/31/2022 - September Paving Projects Announced


    August 31, 2022


    September Paving Projects Announced


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

    • Van Buren Street from Broadway to Furnace
    • Clifton Avenue from Highland Avenue to Flatbush Avenue

    Starting on or about Tuesday, September 13, 2022, Van Buren Street will be paved, weather depending. There may be detours and changes in traffic patterns. 

    In addition to the portion of Clifton Avenue just paved in the last round (Park to Highland, and around the veteran memorial at Highland and Clifton) and with support from Central Hudson, the remainder of Clifton Avenue will be restored. Preparation in this area has already begun. Milling is expected to begin on or about Thursday, September 22, with paving completed by September 30, 2022, weather depending.

    Mayor Noble said, “In addition to the recently announced Wilbur Avenue paving project starting in September, our Department of Public Works will be continuing to pave throughout the City into this fall. This month, we are pleased to work with Central Hudson to fully restore Clifton Avenue after their gas line replacement work there left the roadway in disrepair, and to provide a topcoat on Van Buren, as gas and sewer work is planned for the future.”

    DPW Superintendent Ed Norman said, “Working together with Central Hudson has given the DPW the opportunity to properly repair Clifton Avenue and with their contribution in funding, it has eased the burden to the taxpayers of the City of Kingston. The funding goes further in the purchase of materials needed for the paving projects and provides a more efficient use of time and money, along with a better finished product. I look forward to continuing this collaboration as they work in our City to improve the gas infrastructure. I would like to remind people again to be aware and alert to our staff when traveling through our work zones. Safety is everyone’s responsibility.”

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