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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

    Common Council Members

    Ward Map

    ALDERMAN-At Large

    Andrea Shaut
    Common Council 
    355 Hasbrouck Ave. 

    845-594-6120

    commoncouncil@kingston-ny.gov
    Term: January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021

    Common Council Resolutions


    Aldermen

    Term: January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021

    First Ward
    Jeffrey Ventura Morell
    (845)663-2665
    163 Main Street
    ward1@kingston-ny.gov
    Second Ward
    Douglas Koop

    (845) 706-5053
    149 Main Street
    ward2@kingston-ny.gov
    Third Ward - Majority Leader 
    Reynolds Scott-Childress

    (845) 616-3687
    62 Lounsbury Place
    ward3@kingston-ny.gov
    Fourth Ward
    Rita Worthington
    (845)430-2819
    83 Prospect Street
    ward4@kingston-ny.gov
    Fifth Ward
    Donald Tallerman

    (845) 475-2000 
    104 Fair Street
    ward5@kingston-ny.gov
    Sixth Ward
    Tony Davis

    (845) 340-8461
    84 Emerick Street
    ward6@kingston-ny.gov
    Seventh Ward
    Patrick O'Reilly

    (845)339-0862
    322 Clifton Avenue
    ward7@kingston-ny.gov
    Eighth Ward
    Steven Schabot
     
    (845)338-5060
    10 Presidents Place 
    ward8@kingston-ny.gov
    Ninth Ward
    Michele Hirsch

    (845)746-3013
    81 Brewster Street
    ward9@kingston-ny.gov
     
       



     

    Common Council Committee Appointments

    Term: January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021

    Finance/Audit Laws and Rules/Cable
    Douglas Koop, Chairman Jeffrey Ventura Morell, Chairman
    Reynolds Scott-Childress Rita Worthington
    Tony Davis Don Tallerman
    Michele Hirsch Reynolds Scott-Childress
    Steven Schabot Patrick O'Reilly 

     

    General Gov't/Public Safety Community Development  (also appointed to Mayor's CDC)
    Tony Davis, Chairman Steve Schabot, Chairman
    Jeffrey Ventura Morell Jeffrey Ventura Morell
    Reynolds Scott-Childress
    Rita Worthington
    Patrick O'Reilly Don Tallerman
    Michele Hirsch Doug Koop

     

     

    Common Council Liaison Appointments

    Term: January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021

    Fire Board Tony Davis
    Water Board Michele Hirsch
    Recreation Steve Schabot
    Planning Board Don Tallerman
    Zoning Board Reynolds Scott-Childress
    Veterans Organizations Steve Schabot
    Library Michele Hirsch
    Kingston Uptown Business Association Douglas Koop
    Midtown Business Association Rita Worthington
    Rondout Business Association Steve Schabot
    Public Works Patrick O'Reilly
    Kingston Local Development Corp. Andrea Shaut
    Dietz Stadium Commission  Steve Schabot
    Heritage Area Commission Rita Worthington
    Police Board Tony Davis
    Economic Development Don Tallerman
    Tree Commission Jeffrey Ventura Morell
    Climate Smart Kingston  Reynolds Scott-Childress
    Conservation Advisory Council  Michele Hirsch
    Arts Commission  Patrick O'Reilly 
    Housing Tony Davis 
    Parking Work Group Reynolds Scott-Childress, Douglas Koop
    Central Fire Station Work Group  Steve Schabot, Douglas Koop, Tony Davis 
    Historic Landmarks Preservation Commission Jeffrey Ventura Morell
    Complete Streets Patrick O'Reilly 
    Live Well Doug Koop

     

    City Judges

    Lawrence Ball

    Philip Kirschner

    Other Elected Officials

    Ulster County Legislators

    City of Kingston Term: January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021

    District 5 
    Abe Uchitelle (D) (W)

    Phone: (845) 340-3900
    Email
    District 7 
    Peter Criswell (D)(W)

    Phone: (845)340-3900
    Email
    District 6 
    David B. Donaldson (D) (W)

    Phone: (845) 331-8985
    Email
     

     

    Appointed Officers

    City Clerk 
    Elisa Tinti
    Email 
    (845) 334-3914
    Comptroller 
    John R. Tuey 
    Email
    (845) 334-3941

    Corporation Counsel 

    Kevin Bryant
    Email 
    (845) 334-3947

    Historian 
    Taylor Bruck
    (845) 399-4079