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]

    Wilbur Avenue Paving Project

    A significant stretch of Wilbur Avenue will be repaved following repairs to drainage issues that cause the pavement to deteriorate prematurely.

    Project Host City of Kingston
    Project Goals
    • Address drainage issues on the road
    • Reconstruct and resurface the roadway from 800 feet south of Greenkill Avenue to 200 feet north of West O'Reilly
    • Install two ADA curb ramps to improve accessibility
    Funder(s) & Amounts

    NYS Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) - $883,000
    City of Kingston Bond - $517,000

    Project Manager's Contact Information

    Alan Adin
    Engineering, City of Kingston
    (845) 334-3968


    Project Status (Updated September 2019) Engineering Consultants Greenman-Pederson were procured to analyze existing conditions and prepare designs. The final designs are currently under review with the NYS DOT, but preliminary designs will be posted shortly on our public engagement site: - Wilbur Avenue Repaving Project.  Construction is expected to take place between April and September 2021.
    Project Links - Wilbur Avenue Repaving Project