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

    4/27/2023 - Mayor Noble Announces Lucas Avenue Will Be the Next Paving Project


    April 27, 2023


    Mayor Noble Announces Lucas Avenue Will Be the Next Paving Project


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Department of Public Works are pleased to announce the next round of paving will be Lucas Avenue from Washington Avenue to the city line.

    Milling is expected to begin Tuesday, May 2, 2023, with paving expected to begin Thursday, May 4 and completed by Friday, May 5, 2023, weather permitting.

    The City of Kingston is working in concert with Central Hudson to help repair Lucas Avenue after recent gas line replacement construction in the area. Due to the future Lucas Avenue sewer replacement project, this paving project will include a shallow mill and a topcoat, which will bring the roadway to good condition.

    “We are pleased to get Lucas Avenue paved, and earlier in the season than we expected,” said Mayor Noble. “Central Hudson is supporting the City’s effort to restore the road with a paving topcoat, similar to what was done on Albany Avenue. As we have plans to rebuild the sewer beneath Lucas Avenue in the next few years, this paving project will bring the well-traveled road to good condition in the meantime. We have scheduled the paving over a two-day period when school will be out one of those days, in order to have as little disruption as possible for the community.”

    “Callanan Industries, our local paving contractor, had an opening in their schedule, so we were able to quickly mobilize to get Lucas Avenue prepared for paving,” said Edward Norman, Superintendent of Public Works. “During the paving work, there will be one lane of traffic open and flaggers in place, but please avoid traveling in this area if at all possible.”

    More information about paving projects in the City of Kingston can be found at

    Regular roadwork updates can be found here: