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

    5/16/2014 - Kingston Adopts Townsquared for Local Business Community Improvement
    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, MAY 13, 2014

    To download this document, please click here.

    KINGSTON ADOPTS TOWNSQUARED FOR LOCAL BUSINESS COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT

    Kingston, NY – On May 9, the city of Kingston became the first east coast community to partner with Townsquared, a free and private online network for local business owners and employees within their neighborhood. The launch effort was led by Kale Kaposhilin, community advocate and principal of Evolving Media Network, a local Kingston small business. "I realized instantly that the Townsquared platform was going to be a solution that would play perfectly into what we've been doing with the community in Kingston." Kaposhilin said, "Finally we have an online tool which is specifically designed to connect local businesses and organizations with each other. From our smallest companies to the mayor himself, everyone that I've talked to is excited about different ways that Townsquared can be helpful in Kingston."

    Mayor Shayne Gallo and the Kingston Office of Economic Development & Strategic Partnerships also lent their support to the launch of Townsquared Kingston. Director Gregg Swanzey cohosted an event at City Hall to announce the launch, answer questions and sign up small businesses for Townsquared. “Townsquared will help us build strong neighborhoods in the Uptown Stockade District, Broadway – Cornell Street Corridors, and on the Rondout Waterfront,” Swanzey said, “and bring the city together driven by our innovative business community and active residents.” Both the city of Kingston and Townsquared believe that, through collaboration, business owners can improve the economic prospects of the city and their individual businesses in turn.

    Mayor Gallo said, “Townsquared fits perfectly with the Business, Education, Arts, and Technology (BEAT) initiative as we build capacity for a livable city.” Townsquared has been used by small business owners to ask and answer operational questions, discuss crime and safety, organize marketing partnerships, engage with government organizations, and share recommendations and resources. As of this release, 43 Kingston small business owners, managers and employees have joined, representing 27 unique small businesses. Local companies such as R&F Handmade Paints, Kingston Happenings, Revival City Farms, DragonSearch Marketing, The Art Riot, and Luminary Publishing were among the first to jump on board with Townsquared Kingston.

    The number of businesses and people associated with those businesses who are actively using Townsquared Kingston continues to grow as word gets out and more organizations get involved. Any local business interested in joining and connecting with their neighboring businesses should visit www.townsqd.com and click “Get Started – It’s Free”.

    About Townsquared:
    Townsquared is a free online service for local business owners and their staff to collaborate on a secure and private network with other businesses in their community. From security and neighborhood safety, to government engagement and regulation, and even hiring, small businesses share many of the same problems. Despite a desire to interact more with other local owners and employees to share and find solutions, the demands of running a small business prevent many from reaching out. Townsquared opens the door allowing fellow business owners and staff to interact on a free and simple platform.

    Company highlights:
    ? Kingston is Townsquared’s first launch outside of the state of CA
    ? Launched the first neighborhood in August 2013
    ? Currently in neighborhoods in and around San Francisco
    ? Raised outside capital for expansion

    Quotes (available upon request):
    ? Linda Missal, Partnerships Manager for Townsquared
    ? Kale Kaposhilin
    ? Gregg Swanzey
    ? Kevin Godbey

    Examples of Recent Press
    San Francisco Gate: SF Chamber, Townsquared team up to connect local business
    Noe Valley Voice: Townsquared Ties Merchants Together
    Venture Beat: Townsquared quietly picks up $5.26M to create local business communities

    Media Contacts:
    Linda Missal – Townsquared, Inc.
    linda@townsqd.com
    (760) 209-4094

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