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

    2/11/2017 - Broadway Streetscape Project Informational Meetings

    February 7, 2017


    Two informational meetings about Broadway Streetscape Project to be held on Thursday, February 23rd

    (Kingston, N.Y.) Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to host two informational meetings regarding the Broadway Streetscape Project on Thursday, February 23rd. The morning session is scheduled for 10:00am-Noon and the evening session for 6:00pm-8:00pm. Both sessions will take place at Kingston’s City Hall, located at 420 Broadway. The sessions are identical and will contain the same presentations.

    “This is an excellent opportunity for business and property owners, residents, and all those who travel along Broadway to learn more about this extensive infrastructure project,” said Mayor Noble. “With an infusion of $2.25 million in state funding secured through our 2016 Consolidated Funding Application, we are another step closer towards making Broadway a safer place to drive, walk, and bike.”

    The Broadway Streetscape Project is an infrastructure initiative of the City of Kingston, designed to reconstruct Broadway from St. James St. to Grand St. The purpose of the project is to improve safety and traffic flow for motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users. Notable benefits of the project include:
    ? Reduction in motor vehicle crashes at intersections
    ? Reduction in travel time along Broadway
    ? New ADA-compliant sidewalks
    ? Additional and enhanced crosswalks
    ? Improved safety of bicycles through use of a dedicated two-way bicycle lane
    ? “Green Infrastructure” improvements to reduce storm water runoff and improve streetscape aesthics
    ? Addition of appropriately sized trees that will not lift sidewalks
    ? New ornamental LED lighting
    ? Enhanced landscaping and on-street amenities, including benches, bus stops, etc.

    Participants will have the opportunity to gain insight into the project, review the preliminary designs, and provide comments directly to the design consultants. In addition, property owners interested in learning about the construction process and what, if any, impacts they may experience near their properties, will have the opportunity to speak with the design consultants and City staff.

    Following the informational sessions, the preliminary designs will be available online at and a 30 day comment period will be opened for all interested parties to provide feedback. Comments can be sent to [email protected] or mailed to City Hall, 420 Broadway in Kingston, N.Y. 12401.
    For more information about the informational meetings, please contact Megan Weiss-Rowe at (845) 334-3964. Visit the Facebook event here.