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

    2/14/2024 - Mayor Noble Announces Mobilization of Post Office Park Construction


    February 14, 2024


    Mayor Noble Announces Mobilization of Post Office Park Construction


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that construction for the creation of Post Office Park has begun.

    The City of Kingston is implementing Phase 1 of a landscape plan for the two greenspaces at Broadway, Grand Street and Prince Street, newly named Post Office Park. The construction includes sidewalks, paths, trees, shrubs, perennials, game tables, benches, bicycle racks, stone elements referencing the former Kingston Post Office, and interpretive/wayfinding signage. The contractor, OCS Industries, Inc., has mobilized equipment to the site and erected safety fencing. As part of the project, five diseased trees have been removed, with 28 trees to be planted as part of the project.

    “I am pleased to get started on this exciting project to beautify the greenspaces located right in the heart of Midtown, and to add more greenery to our Broadway thoroughfare,” said Mayor Noble. “I was pleased that the public chose the name Post Office Park, which is a tribute to an architectural gem that we all miss. We hope the design concept will continue to honor the old Post Office and will be a place of comfort and commune.”

    “Post Office Park is in the heart of Kingston where the three main segments of the Greenline system of trails come together and the Empire State Trail passes through.” Said Emily Flynn, Director of Health and Wellness and co-project manager. “The development of these greenspaces will create a destination for pedestrians, cyclists, and office workers to take a break and grab a coffee or a meal from the adjacent businesses.”

    “OCS Industries is looking forward to collaborating with the City of Kingston on this project, and proud to be a part of the ongoing beautification of the City,” said John Dowley, VP Business Development, OCS Industries, Inc. 

    Construction is expected to be completed by December 2024. The project is funded by a Community Development Block Grant and American Rescue Plan Act funding.

    More information and regular updated will be posted at:

    The Broadway Grand Street Intersection Improvements project realigned and improved safety at a formerly dangerous intersection with funding from the NYSDOT Multi-Modal Program. Working with GPI, the engineering consultants for the Broadway Streetscape Project, the City redesigned the intersection to reduce traveler confusion, crashes, and near-misses. Pedestrians and bicyclists traveling on the Empire State Trail, use this intersection to connect to Prince Street to continue along the trail route. To accommodate the realignment, an abandoned Planet Wings building was demolished, leaving the greenspaces.

    KaN Landscape Design, a women-owned, Kingston-based landscape design firm, was contracted to develop landscape design plans in August 2022. KaN has worked on many local projects including the Y Park, the YMCA playground, and the African Burial Ground. KaN partnered with the YMCA Youth Farm Project, Place Corps, and DRAW for community engagement outreach to inform the final design.

    Last year, the City of Kingston put out an open call for name ideas and, of the 62 community suggestions, the Recreation Commission was asked to narrow to 10 choices. A public poll was open from October 27 to December 1, 2023. With 26% of the vote, Post Office Park was the clear favorite amongst the 10 choices.