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

    1/24/2017 - Community members encouraged to apply for new parking work group

    January 24, 2017
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Mayor Steve Noble requests volunteers to join parking work group; Community members encouraged to apply

    (Kingston, N.Y.) In an effort to develop additional community-based solutions to parking issues in the City of Kingston and, more broadly, to gain public input into long term parking plans and strategies, Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to establish a work group to address these issues.

    “Over the past year, my administration has worked tirelessly to research various strategies to improve and expand parking infrastructure, identify opportunities to make parking more convenient, and develop plans to sustain our current parking infrastructure without increasing the burden on local taxpayers,” said Mayor Noble. “While we have made great progress on this issue by shifting closer towards a user-based fee system, this is a difficult issue, one which we all recognize will not be resolved overnight. Instead, it will take the time, energy and creativity of an entire community to establish long term goals and strategies that work best for our city.”

    The work group will be comprised of the following: two (2) community members from Uptown, two from Midtown and two from Downtown; two Common Council members; the City Comptroller; and the Mayor and/or his designee. Applicants who live, work, own a business or own property in the City of Kingston are strongly encouraged to apply.

    The work group will be tasked with discussing the short term and long term options for improving the availability of parking, evaluating the use and efficiency of current parking infrastructure, researching and reviewing options to improve and maintain off-street lots and other parking infrastructure without adding a burden to taxpayers, and offering recommendations to be considered by the Mayor and Common Council with respect to proposed changes to the City’s parking management system.

    Applications can be found at here, can be picked up at the Mayor’s office at City Hall, 420 Broadway, or requested by e-mail from ltimbrouck@kingston-ny.gov.

    Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 10th.

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