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

    (845) 331-0080
    [email protected]

    Common Council Members

    Ward Map

    Updated Council Rules

    ALDERMAN-At Large

    Andrea Shaut
    Common Council 
    355 Hasbrouck Ave. 


    [email protected]
    Term: January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2025

    Common Council Resolutions


    Term: January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2025

    First Ward
    Sara Pasti
    15 Alcazar Ave.
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    Second Ward
    Michael Tierney


    25 John Street
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    Third Ward - Majority Leader
    Reynolds Scott-Childress

    (845) 392-2919
    62 Lounsbury Place
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    Fourth Ward
    Jeanne Edwards


    64 Liberty Street
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    Fifth Ward
    Teryl Mickens


    138 Franklin Street
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    Sixth Ward
    Robert Dennison

    (845) 392-4607
    122 Wilson Ave.
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    Seventh Ward
    Bryant Drew Andrews

    *Term: January 1, 2024-December 31, 2024
    19 Van Gaasbeck St.
    (845) 372-9241
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    Eighth Ward
    Steven Schabot
    10 Presidents Place 
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    Ninth Ward
    Michele Hirsch

    81 Brewster Street
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    Common Council Committee Appointments

    Term: January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2025

    Finance/Audit Laws and Rules/Cable
    Reynolds Scott-Childress, Chairman Michele Hirsch, Chairman
    Bryant Drew Andrews * Sara Pasti
    Sara Pasti Teryl Mickens
    Michael Tierney Reynolds Scott-Childress
    Steven Schabot Robert Dennison


    General Gov't/Public Safety Community Development  (also appointed to Mayor's CDC)
    Robert Dennison, Chairman Steve Schabot, Chairman
    Jeanne Edwards Michael Tierney
    Bryant Drew Andrews * Jeanne Edwards
    Reynolds Scott-Childress Michele Hirsch
    Teryl Mickens Sara Pasti



    Common Council Liaison Appointments

    Term: January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2025

    Fire Board Michele Hirsch
    Water Board Michele Hirsch
    Recreation Steve Schabot
    Planning Board Sara Pasti
    Zoning Board  
    Veterans Organizations Steve Schabot
    Library Jeanne Edwards
    Kingston Uptown Business Association Michael Tierney
    Midtown Business Association Teryl Mickens
    Rondout Business Association Steve Schabot
    Public Works Robert Dennison
    Kingston Local Development Corp. Sara Pasti
    Complete Streets Robert Dennison
    Live Well Bryant Drew Andrews *
    Police Board Bryant Drew Andrews *
    Economic Development Robert Dennison
    Tree Commission Reynolds Scott-Childress
    Climate Smart Kingston  Jeanne Edwards
    Conservation Advisory Council  Michael Tierney
    Arts Commission  Reynolds Scott-Childress 
    Kingston Housing Authority Reynolds Scott-Childress

    Historic Landmarks Preservation 

    Jeanne Edwards
    Kingston City Land Bank  Teryl Mickens
    Historic Landmarks Preservation Commission Jeanne Edwards



    City Judges

    Lawrence Ball

    Philip Kirschner

    Other Elected Officials

    Ulster County Legislators

    City of Kingston Term: January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2025

    District 5 
    Abe Uchitelle (D) (W)

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

    Phone: (845)340-3900
    District 6 
    Greg McCoullough (D) (W)


    District 8 

    Joe Donaldson (D) (W)



    Appointed Officers

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

    Corporation Counsel 

    Barbara Graves-Poller
    (845) 334-3947

    Taylor Bruck
    (845) 399-4079