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

    6/26/2017 - Paving season begins in the City of Kingston

    June 26, 2017


    Paving season begins in the City of Kingston


    KINGSTON, N.Y. Mayor Steve Noble and the City of Kingston’s Department of Public Works are pleased to announce current and upcoming paving and accessibility projects. The first round of paving is currently underway at East Chester St. Extension, Kingston Terrace, Lisa Lane, and Tammany St., from East Chester St. to the dead end.

    The paving program also includes installation of handicap accessible curb ramps at intersections in paved areas. These must be installed prior to paving. Bids for curb ramp installations will be opened on June 28th, with award and construction of ramps to follow. Additional locations to be paved later in the year after the ramp construction and installations include:

    • Browning Terrace
    • Conway Place
    • Crown St., from North Front St. to Green St.
    • Derrenbacher St.
    • Fort St.
    • Furnace St., from Franklin Henry St.
    • Hewitt Place
    • Main St., from Washington Ave. to Wall St.
    • Manor Place, from Wilson Ave. to Roosevelt St.
    • Pearl St., from Green St. to Washington Ave.
    • Schryver Ct.
    • South Farrelly St.

    “With a combined total of over $1 million invested in paving projects during the 2016 and 2017 paving seasons, we are making significant strides in improving our aging roads,” said Mayor Noble. “However, with 84.75 miles of road to maintain, we are aware that there are additional streets that require paving. We will continue to update the list of paving projects on a regular basis.”

    The City of Kingston is able to complete these significant paving projects thanks to shared services with neighboring communities, including the towns of Esopus, Ulster, and Kingston, as well as the Ulster County Department of Public Works.

    Updates will be sent to local media and posted on the City’s website ( and Facebook page as paving projects are scheduled.