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

    4/25/2023 - City of Kingston Announces First Round of Paving of 2023


    April 25, 2023


    City of Kingston Announces First Round of Paving of 2023


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Department of Public Works are pleased to announce the first City of Kingston paving project of 2023 will be North Street from Delaware Avenue to the Hutton Brickyard gate, Willow Street from North Street to the dead end, and Cordts Street from Willow Street to Delaware Ave.

    Preparation for paving will begin this week, with milling starting on or about Wednesday, April 26, weather depending. Paving is expected to begin on Monday, May 1 and is expected to be completed by Friday, May 5, weather depending. During this time, there may be detours and changes in traffic patterns.

    “We are excited to announce the 2023 paving season is getting started. North, Willow and Cordts will be the first of many rounds of paving to come this season,” said Mayor Noble. “With the Sterling Street sewer project and Henry Street Safe Routes to School project also getting started and with Central Hudson continuing the gas line replacement work throughout Uptown, we will have another busy construction season. We will provide regular Roadwork Updates on the City website to keep everyone up to date on the various projects and any related traffic changes.”

    “As the DPW gets into the paving season, we ask that the public be cautious and mindful of our staff who will be present in the streets. Safety is always a concern for both staff and the public during the preparation for paving of our streets in Kingston,” said Superintendent of Public Works Edward Norman. “The DPW intends on doing paving projects around the city, once a month in various locations until November.”

    During the milling and paving operation, all vehicles must remain off the street. Once the paving process begins, access/egress will be denied until the blacktop cools enough for normal vehicular traffic, approximately three to five hours. Drivers are urged to use caution; the roadway will be uneven during the milling process making the surface subject to tripping hazards or tire damage. The road will be closed for the safety of all residents and pedestrians. Never move or go around barricades.

    When blacktop is initially laid, the material is extremely hot. Please do not walk on or touch the newly laid material. Severe burns may occur to humans and animals. Vehicles or bicycles driven on freshly laid material will leave permanent indentations in the roadway and may damage tires.

    The next round of paving will be Pearl Street from Johnston Ave to the city line, which is expected to start on or about May 22. For more information, visit