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
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    2/7/2014 - FIRE DEPARTMENT ASKING FOR ASSISTANCE FROM RESIDENTS
    CITY OF KINGSTON
    OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
    CITY HALL
    420 BROADWAY
    KINGSTON, NEW YORK 12401
    Phone (845) 334-3902
    Fax (845) 334-3904

    SHAYNE R. GALLO
    MAYOR

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, FEBRUARY 6, 2014

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    FIRE DEPARTMENT ASKING FOR ASSISTANCE FROM RESIDENTS

    Mayor Shayne Gallo and Fire Chief Mark Brown jointly announced that the Kingston Fire  Department is asking all city residents to assist in keeping City fire hydrants clear of snow.

    Fire Chief Brown has asked that snow be cleared from hydrants near residences as this will assist the Fire Department to locate hydrants in the event of an emergency. The Fire Department and Water Department employees are currently  locating hydrants throughout the City that need to be cleared. “We are asking City residents to “help us help you” by clearing the snow from the hydrants  during the winter months. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated,” added Fire Chief Brown.

    For further information contact the Fire Department at 331 1216.


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