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

    12/13/2022 - Midtown Parking Lots Improvements Project Completed


    December 13, 2022


    Midtown Parking Lots Improvements Project Completed


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the Midtown Parking Lots Green Infrastructure Project is substantially complete. Tree plantings and final landscaping will be completed in the spring.

    The Midtown Parking Lots Green Infrastructure Project included reconstructing three public parking lots using green stormwater infrastructure – the Cornell Street parking lot (by Little Italy), the Prince Street lot (by Monkey Joe) and the lot at 658 Broadway (by the former Sea Deli).

    Green infrastructure practices, such as the use of bioswales and porous pavement, prevent untreated stormwater from entering closed drainage systems. By integrating green infrastructure into parking lots and along sidewalks, stormwater can be filtered before the water enters rivers and streams. Stormwater runoff, which can lead to erosion and flooding, can also be reduced.

    The Cornell Street lot has a new configuration, which connects Fashion Lane directly to Railroad Avenue. In addition, Thomas Street and Saccoman Lane are now one-ways to provide for better traffic circulation.

    “This project supports the City of Kingston’s efforts to help protect the waters of the Rondout Creek and Hudson River by incorporating green practices into new construction projects, while also meeting the need for parking in the heart of the Midtown business district,” said Mayor Noble. “These three lots were in varying degrees of disrepair, and now are not only improved with green infrastructure, are newly paved, striped and beautifully landscaped. We are continuing to invest in the Midtown neighborhood, and encourage residents and visitors to use these newly designed parking lots to shop and dine in Midtown Kingston.”

    City Engineer John Schultheis said, “I’d like to thank the professional staff at Greenman Petersen as well as A. Colarusso and Son for their efforts to design and build the project, and the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) for providing the funding.”

    The City’s engineering consultants at GPI began developing designs for this project in 2019, and along with City staff, met with a Project Advisory Committee (PAC) made up of community members for input on the project. In addressing the alternatives for each lot, the PAC considered the number of parking spaces, appropriate green infrastructure practices, and parking lot circulation for vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists.

    Funding for the project came from the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC)’s Green Innovation Grant Program (GIGP).

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