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

    4/4/2024 - Mayor Noble and Public Works Department Announce First Round of 2024 Paving


    April 4, 2024


    Mayor Noble and Public Works Department Announce

    First Round of 2024 Paving


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Superintendent of Public Works are pleased to announce the first round of paving in 2024 will be North Front Street from Fair Street to Washington Avenue and Main Street from Clinton Avenue to Wall Street.

    Milling is expected to begin on Monday, April 22 and paving is expected to be completed by Friday, April 26, 2024, weather depending. During this time, there may be detours and changes in traffic patterns.  

    “Due to the mild winter, we are able to get started on paving season even earlier this year,” said Mayor Noble. “I want to thank the Department of Public Works for mobilizing quickly and getting this Uptown paving, which was initiated by Central Hudson’s restoration project last year, completed in time for the Stockade Business District’s busy season. DPW has a robust paving schedule planned for 2024, and I look forward to seeing all these vital improvements moving forward.”

    Superintendent of Public Works Ed Norman said, “As the DPW starts the 2024 paving season, I would like to remind the public to be aware of our staff working in the city streets. Please be cautious when moving through work zones and be mindful of flaggers directing traffic. This Uptown project will potentially cause some delays and inconvenience to motorists, but we will do our best to safely prepare and pave the street for the benefit of the business district. Please use alternate routes whenever possible during the construction.”

    During milling and paving operations, all vehicles must remain off the street. Never move or go around barricades.

    The next round of paving will be announced in the coming weeks. Paving season is expected to continue through October 2024.