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

    11/3/2016 - Mayor Noble issues statement regarding Family Court referendum

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    November 2, 2016

    Mayor Steve Noble issues statement regarding Family Court referendum

    (Kingston, N.Y.) Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to support the efforts of the City of Kingston’s Common Council to inform all constituents of what is at stake if a proposed referendum allowing the movement of Family Court is approved.

    “It is our position that moving the Family Court outside of the City limits is a detriment to our community,” said Mayor Noble. “By serving as the County Seat, Kingston carries the great responsibilities that come with that honor. Studies have shown that a strong and vibrant urban core includes a wide array of government facilities that serve as anchor institutions. Removing the Family Court without thoroughly evaluating the short and long term impacts to our businesses and residents leaves our community in a difficult position. While I have a great respect for our County leadership, I believe this move undermines the responsibilities and benefits of Kingston in its role as the County Seat. It sets a precedent with serious consequences. What other services and facilities will be considered for removal in the future? Are our neighboring communities next to suffer the displacement or consolidation of essential services? It is because of these questions and concerns, along with those stated by my partners in the Common Council, that I must voice my opposition to the proposed referendum.”

    The Common Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to pass a memorializing resolution against the proposition. The referendum will be considered by all registered voters during the General Election next Tuesday, November 8th .

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