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

    8/10/2023 - Mayor Noble Announces August Paving Project


    August 10, 2023


    Mayor Noble Announces August Paving Project


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Department of Public Works are pleased to announce that the next round of paving will be Shufeldt Street from Foxhall Avenue to Clifton Avenue and Linwood Place from Shufeldt Street to the dead end.

    Preparation has already begun in this area. Milling is expected to begin Monday, August 21, 2023. Paving is expected to be completed by Friday, August 25, 2023, weather depending.

    “There are many construction and roadwork projects happening this month in Kingston, so I ask residents to prepare for any delays and detours you might encounter and to allow extra time when traveling,” said Mayor Noble. “My office will do our best to continue to update the public on these projects as they are happening, but I suggest checking the City of Kingston’s Facebook page regularly for any last-minute roadwork updates. This is our busy season -- we’re working hard to get as many projects completed as possible, and we ask for your patience.” 

    Currently there are several construction projects throughout the City, including the Kingston Water Department’s valve replacement project and Catskill Mountain Railroad’s Washington Ave crossing upgrades, which will require lane/road closures and detours. For a weekly roadwork update, visit

    For more information on City of Kingston paving projects, visit