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

    10/14/2022 - October Round of Paving Announced


    October 14, 2022


    October Round of 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 the following streets:

    Arlmont Street

    Hillcrest Avenue

    Hillsworth Avenue

    Beckett Court


    Preparation in the area has already begun. Milling is expected to begin on Monday, October 17, with paving on Thursday, October 20, weather depending.

    Preparation for temporary paving repair on Albany Avenue has already begun. Milling on Albany Avenue from the rail trail bridge to Flatbush Ave is expected to begin on Monday, October 24, with paving on Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 26, weather depending.

    “I thank the Public Works Department for all of their efforts to get as much paving done in this season as possible and I am pleased that we will be able to complete a temporary measure to smooth Albany Avenue while we work on the design plans for sewer improvements below,” said Mayor Noble.

    Edward Norman, Superintendent of the Public Works Department said, “The DPW has had a banner year with paving, and we are continuing as late as possible into the fall season. I would like to thank the public for their patience as we make every effort to improve the streets of Kingston. I would also like to thank the Mayor and the Common Council for the additional funding that we are using to pave the streets. Please remember to travel safely through our work zones as our staff continues to make improvements to our city’s streets.”

    Paving of the section of Albany Avenue from Clinton Avenue to the 587-Roundabout (approximately 480 feet) is not yet scheduled, but is expected to be completed this season.

    More paving is expected to be announced before the end of this paving season. Additional information about paving projects can be found at


    Weekly roadwork updates can be found at