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

    3/8/2023 - Sterling Street Sewer Project to Begin Soon


    March 8, 2023


    Sterling Street Sewer Project to Begin Soon


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the Sterling Street Sewer and Stormwater Reconstruction project will begin in April.

    The Sterling Street Sewer and Stormwater Reconstruction project, which includes replacement of the sanitary sewer along Sterling Street from Henry Street to Cedar Street, is Phase 1 of citywide sewer upgrades. The City of Kingston contracted Greenman Pederson, Inc. (GPI) for the design and Argenio Bros, Inc. for the construction work, which is expected to begin in April. Before the City’s work can begin, Central Hudson will be replacing a gas line in the project area. Once that work is complete, sewer construction work will begin. The project is expected to be completed in July 2023.

    “We are looking forward to getting this sewer project underway once the construction season begins,” said Mayor Noble. “The Sterling Street section is the first phase of our citywide sewer repairs to address aging infrastructure across the City of Kingston. Completing the sewer work now will also ensure that underground repairs are completed in advance of the Henry Street Safe Routes to School Project, which will be getting underway soon.”

    Detours may be in place during construction, but every attempt will be made to minimize disruption. The street may be closed intermittently to through traffic, but access for residents will be maintained for the duration of construction.

    Construction for the Sterling Street Sewer and Stormwater Reconstruction project is expected to cost approximately $822,822 and is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant and from the City of Kingston’s American Rescue Plan funding.