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

    11/27/2023 - Mayor Noble Announces Completion of 2023 Paving Season


    November 27, 2023


    Mayor Noble Announces Completion of 2023 Paving Season


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to recap the paving and construction projects in 2023. The last paving project, Roosevelt Avenue from Albany Avenue to Kiersted Avenue, was completed last week. Previous paving projects in 2023 include:

    Arlington Place

    Cordts Street

    Cornell Street

    Field Court

    Hooker Street

    Linwood Place

    Lucas Avenue

    Madden Street

    Main Street

    Moore Street

    North Street

    Pearl Street

    Shufeldt Street

    Syzmanski Street

    Valentine Court

    Valentine Avenue

    Willow Street

    “This year, we were able to pave over 4 miles of roadways that includes 18 streets, the driveway and parking lot at Hasbrouck Park, as well as North Street leading to the Empire State Trail,” said Mayor Noble. “I want to thank the Department of Public Works and our partners at Callanan Industries for all their hard work this paving season. Over the last eight years, we have paved more than one third of all Kingston’s streets, and we will look forward to continuing this work in the spring.”

    Ed Norman, Superintendent of Public Works said, “I would like to thank the DPW staff and Callanan Industries for the excellent work they have provided to the City on the multiple paving projects this year. We have had a great paving season and were able to resurface a substantial number of streets. Thanks also to the public for their patience with the numerous detours and being mindful of our staff’s safety while working in the streets.”

    In addition, as part of the Henry Street Safe Routes to School project, Henry Street has been paved from Wall Street to just past Clinton Avenue, and from Broadway to Sterling Street. Due to ongoing sewer work, the remainder of the paving will be completed in the spring.

    To date, 92 ADA compliant ramps have been completed on Clifton Avenue, Roosevelt Avenue, Walnut Street, E. Union Street, Gill Street, Highland Avenue, Hasbrouck Place, Stephan Street, Smith Avenue and N. Front Street. Restoration work included 110 feet of bluestone sidewalk on N. Front Street and the installation of 40 new feet of concrete sidewalk on Roosevelt Avenue.

    More information about paving can be found at Weekly roadwork updates can be found here: