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

    3/26/2018 - Plumbing Contractors Needed for Lead Water Service Line Replacement Program





    The Office of Economic & Community Development will accept Pre-qualification applications from plumbing contractors interested in bidding on upcoming lead water service line replacement projects in Mid-Town Kingston. The City of Kingston has been awarded $544,000 by the NYS Department of Health and anticipates replacing 85 individual lead water service lines with the value of individual bid packages estimated to range from $3,000 to $5,500 per project.

    Generally, projects will include excavation, removal, and disposal of existing lead water service lines from the water main to the water meter. Contractors will replace old water lines with new copper service including curb box, tap and reconnecting to water meter. Finish work will include bedding, filling service ditch, grading and seeding of lawn, sidewalk repair and street repair.

    Pre-qualification applications will be available beginning Monday, March 26, 2018, on the City of Kingston web site or may be picked up at the City of Kingston Office of Economic & Community Development located at 420 Broadway, City Hall, Kingston, NY 12401. Contractors must hold a City of Kingston plumbing license in order to participate in this program. Minority Business Enterprises (MBE`s) and Women Business Enterprises (WBE`s) are strongly encouraged to pre-qualify with the intention to bid on the upcoming lead water service line replacement projects.   

    Completed pre-qualification applications, along with a W-9 form, must be received at the City of Kingston Office of Economic & Community Development, 420 Broadway, City Hall, Kingston, NY 12401 on or before 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

    Only pre-qualified contractors will be allowed to bid on Lead Service Line Replacement Program projects. It is the sole responsibility of the Contractor to submit an application for pre-qualification within the time frame stated above. Contractors will be notified of their status within two weeks of the pre-qualification submittal deadline.

    Questions regarding the Lead Service Line Replacement Program contractor pre-qualification applications should be directed to:

    Stephan Knox

    Housing Rehabilitation Specialist

    Office of Economic & Community Development

    420 Broadway, City Hall, Kingston, NY 12401

    [email protected]