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

    10/5/2023 - Mayor Noble Announces October Paving Projects


    October 5, 2023


    Mayor Noble Announces October Paving Projects

    Central Hudson Uptown Paving Also Beginning Mid-October


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Superintendent of Public Works are pleased to announce the next round of paving will be Roosevelt Avenue from Albany Avenue to Kiersted Avenue and Cornell Street from Broadway to Foxhall Avenue.

    Preparation in these areas has already begun. Milling on Roosevelt Avenue is expected to begin on Monday, October 16, and paving is expected to be completed by Friday, October 27, 2023. Milling on Cornell Street is expected to begin Monday, October 16, and paving is expected to be completed by Friday, October 20, 2023. 

    “These two large paving projects will close out DPW’s paving season,” said Mayor Noble. “I want to thank the Department of Public Works for all their great work on restoring our roads across the City of Kingston. We also wanted to make everyone aware of the Central Hudson paving and restoration project Uptown, which will also be happening mid-October. We thank everyone for their patience as we finish out the season with a bang.”

    Ed Norman, Superintendent of Public Works said, “As the DPW closes out this year’s paving season, I once again ask the public to be mindful of our staff working within the construction areas. Safety is everyone’s responsibility. Once the paving is over, we will move into our fall clean up and snow readiness procedures to assure safe passage of our motorists through the winter.”

    As part of the Henry Street Safe Routes to School project, Henry Street from Wall Street to Clinton Avenue is being prepared for milling and paving, which is expected to begin the week of October 16, 2023.

    In addition to the City of Kingston’s paving, Central Hudson will be doing Uptown restoration during this same period Central Hudson’s paving work will begin on or around October 18, weather depending. Streets being paved will be closed to traffic. Work will be done daily, weather dependent, from 7:30am to 5:00pm. Once the paving is complete, roads will be re-opened. No parking signs on affected streets will be posted 24 hours in advance. The tentative schedule is:

    Day 1 – Crown St from Green to John

    Day 2 – Crown St from John to N. Front

    Day 3 – John St from Green to Crown

    Day 4 – John St from Crown to Wall

    Day 5 – John St from Wall to Fair

    Day 6 – John St from Fair to Clinton

    Day 7 – Fair St from Pearl to Main

    Day 8 – Fair St from Main to John

    Day 9 – Fair St from John to N. Front

    Day 10 – Clinton Ave from Main to Pearl

    TBD  –  Main St. from Clinton Ave to Wall St.


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