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

    12/2/2022 - Franklin Street Complete Streets Project Has Reached Completion


    December 2, 2022


    Franklin Street Complete Streets Project Has Reached Completion


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the Franklin Street Complete Streets Project has reached substantial completion.

    The Franklin Street Complete Streets Project spans the length of Franklin Street from Broadway to Wall Street, connecting two of Kingston’s most traveled thoroughfares. The project included new sidewalks, ADA-accessible ramps, bicycle infrastructure, crosswalks, and new street trees.

    “I am so pleased with the results of the Franklin Street Complete Streets Project, which will improve the safety for all travelers along this busy corridor with the new sidewalks, ADA-compliant bluestone, new granite curbing, and crosswalks,” said Mayor Noble. “I would like to thank our partners at the Department of Environmental Conservation, MJ Engineering, our contractor Luizzi, and the City of Kingston Engineering and Public Works Departments for all their hard work on this project. The Franklin Street project is a part of our strategic investment in Midtown Kingston and complements our ongoing safety improvements for pedestrians and cyclists. I hope that many children and families traveling to the Hodge Center, the Kingston Library, or elsewhere in the neighborhood will enjoy the safer streetscape.”

    This project was supported with $750,000 in funding from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation's Climate Smart Communities Grant Program.

    Road striping and final signage installation is expected for Monday, December 5, 2022.

    More information about the project can be found at