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

    4/5/2019 - Jacob’s Valley Storm Sewer Improvements Project Begins Construction Phase


    April 5, 2019


    Jacob’s Valley Storm Sewer Improvements Project Begins Construction Phase

    Public Meeting on April 24, 2019 at the YMCA


    KINGSTON, NY -- The City has begun construction on the Jacob’s Valley Storm Sewer Improvements project, which involves storm sewer pipeline replacement and lining of existing drainage pipes. This effort will reduce the flooding on Broadway under the CSX overpass, near the YMCA, and on Summer Street. Streets affected by the roadwork will include Pine Grove Avenue, Susan Street, Summer Streets, and South Sterling Street. There will be traffic and water service disruptions at various times throughout the work. The City’s contractor, W.M. Schultz Construction, may need access to certain property basements for the purpose of installing a new water service line. City representatives will be contacting those property owners with access agreements.

    The Jacob’s Valley Storm Sewer Replacement Project, which began this month, is scheduled to continue for the remainder of this year.  

    “It’s crucial that we invest in improving our infrastructure. I am glad to see this project underway, which has been in the works for a long time,” said Mayor Noble. “Our top priority is making the City safe and making sure all of our vital infrastructure is intact.”  

    The work will primarily affect the following areas:

    • South Sterling
    • Summer street between South Sterling and Susan Streets
    • Susan Street between Pine Grove Avenue and Summer Street
    • Pine Grove Avenue between Broadway and Mary’s Avenue.
    • YMCA parking lot

    “This project will make a big difference to the area, and to all travelers on Broadway, but the work will be temporarily disruptive,” said City Engineer John Schultheis. “The City wants to make sure that all the affected residents to this area are informed and understand the scope and importance of this much-needed work.”

    The City will host a public meeting on April 24, 2019 at 5:30pm at the Kingston YMCA, located 507 Broadway, and held in the family room. City Engineers John Schultheis and Alan Adin will be discussing the project, and how the work will affect the neighborhood, traffic, bus routes and more.