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

    4/4/2019 - Department of Public Works Releases 2018 Annual Report


    April 4, 2019


    Department of Public Works Releases 2018 Annual Report

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble and the City of Kingston’s Department of Public Works Superintendent Edward Norman have released the department’s Annual Report for 2018. Every year, each of the nine divisions within the Department of Public Works: Admin, Safety, Street, Sewer Maintenance, Sanitation, Waste Water Treatment, Citibus, Fleet Maintenance, and Park Maintenance, work together to provide a safe and healthful environment for all residents and visitors of our City.  This year’s report includes an overview of the many accomplishments in 2018, and outlines the Department’s projects and goals for 2019. 

    “The City could not run without the hard work of the men and women of DPW,” said Mayor Steve Noble. “I want to thank Ed Norman and Ryan Coon for joining our team in 2018, and leading this department in both large-scale projects and the day-to-day work. They have both done a tremendous job, as well as their entire team. I look forward to seeing what they can accomplish in the coming year.” 

    In 2019, DPW has been facilitating the major transition from single-stream recycling to a dual-stream process across the City. The administrative office has begun addressing calls and work orders via the newly launched 311 system. By utilizing 311 and creating work orders in the QAlert System, the Department hopes to better serve concerns and issues. DPW staff can quickly enter a service request, have instant access to an internal knowledge base that enables staff to answer questions and log calls in seconds, view request data on a map, and send automated text, call, or email notifications to citizens when the issue is resolved. 

    “I want to thank the entire DPW staff for their tireless work last year and for their ongoing dedication,” said DPW Superintendent Ed Norman. “These men and women face challenges in their difficult jobs nearly every day, and their commitment to serving and bettering the City of Kingston should be commended.”

    Other projects for 2019 include continuing the citywide LED Streetlight Conversion Project, the Greenkill Avenue and Jacob’s Valley Storm and Sewer Replacement Projects, and multiple sanitary sewer main repairs to rehabilitate the aging sewer infrastructure and help prevent future infiltration of storm water, sand and debris from entering the treated sanitary system. Public Works anticipates paving approximately 15 streets in 2019. This will include milling and paving as well as ADA compliant corners.

    Link to 2018 DPW Annual Report