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

    6/4/2019 - Department of Public Works Announces Next Round of Paving


    June 4, 2019



    The City of Kingston’s Department of Public Works

    Announces Next Round of Paving


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble and the Superintendent of Public Works, Edward Norman, are pleased to announce the second round of paving of City streets in 2019. Beginning the week of June 10, 2019, and weather depending, four streets will be paved: 

                                           Newkirk Avenue

                                        Hanratty Street

                                        Delaware Ave – Corporate Drive to the intersection of 9-W

                                        Hasbrouck Ave – Delaware Ave to East Chester St.       

    There may be detours and changes in traffic patterns due to this work. Property owners and residents will be notified by mail and are asked to keep all vehicles off the street during paving. Roadwork is expected to be completed by June 14, weather depending. Round 1 of paving, which was completed in early May, included sections of Wilbur Avenue, and South Washington Avenue, Petit Avenue, Klingburg Avenue and Condie Street. 

    “We are continuing to improve the conditions of the streets in our City and investing in several areas of infrastructure,” said Mayor Noble. “Yesterday we announced a proposal for even more paving this year due to strong fiscal performance in the City’s budget. Our Department of Public Works will be working hard to make the streets smoother and safer.” 

    The next round of paving is expected to be announced in the next couple of weeks.