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

    11/4/2022 - Broadway Streetscape Project Reaches Completion


    November 4, 2022


    Broadway Streetscape Project Reaches Completion


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the Broadway Streetscape Project has been fully completed.

    The Broadway Streetscape Project, which began in 2015, runs from St James Place to Prince Street, and is capped by the I-587 Roundabout project on the north end and the Broadway/Grand Street Intersection Improvements project on the south end. The City of Kingston replaced the sewers underneath Broadway in before construction began. These projects together total a $25 million investment in Midtown Kingston.

    The Broadway Streetscape Project includes:

    * new ADA accessible sidewalks

    * paving

    * new street lane configuration for parking, bikes, and vehicles that improves safety for all users

    * synchronized traffic lights

    * 49 bioswales

    * 2 interpretive panels that explain the bioswales

    * 22 benches

    * 76 new street trees

    * 235 deciduous shrubs, 1470 herbaceous plants

    * 23 trash and 23 recycling cans

    * 28 bike racks

    * removal of parking meters and addition of free 2-hour parking

    * integration with the I-587 Roundabout and the Broadway/Grand Street Intersection Improvements project

    * connection on the Kingston Greenline and Empire State Trail

    The bid for the Broadway Streetscape Project was awarded to GPI in March 2020, just as the global Coronavirus pandemic was beginning. After delays due to supply chain issues, synchronization equipment for the traffic lights was recently installed and activated. The tree beds were weeded and mulched this week, which completes the project.

    “There are so many people and organizations to thank when it comes to this project, which has been in the works for many years,” said Mayor Noble. “Ulster County started this project back in 2015 and I was proud to carry it forward as the incoming mayor. I would like to thank the City of Kingston Engineering department, and City Engineer John Schultheis who oversaw this project, the City’s Department of Public Works, New York State DOT for the beautiful roundabout project, and our Streetscape project contractors GPI, and Luizzi. The purpose of this project was to reinvigorate the Broadway corridor and Midtown business district, and we hope to see this area continue to flourish.”

    More information can be found at