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]

    Kingston News

    9/5/2019 - Kingston City Land Bank to Hold Public Forum on September 10



    September 5, 2019


    Kingston City Land Bank to Hold Public Forum



    KINGSTON, NY – The Kingston City Land Bank (KCLB) will hold a public forum on September 10, 6:30-8:30pm at the Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church to discuss the KCLB’s Disposition Policy. The Disposition Policy will set the ground rules and guidelines for how the land bank will sell and/or transfer its properties. The KCLB currently has 36 vacant lots and properties in its portfolio.

    “Please join us to learn more about the Kingston City Land Bank and to give your input to the KCLB staff and board members on how the disposition policy could be used to most benefit the community,” said Brenna Robinson, KCLB Executive Director and Director of Kingston’s Office of Economic & Community Development.


    Kingston City Land Bank Public Forum

    September 10, 6:30-8:30pm

    Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church

    122 Clinton Avenue, Kingston, NY

    Food and childcare will be provided

    The Kingston City Land Bank was inaugurated November 2018 with the purpose of acquiring title to city-owned and other distressed properties in the City of Kingston, removing barriers to redevelopment, and returning the properties to the tax rolls. The key priorities will be to ensure that the reuse of these properties provides opportunities for homeownership for those who might not otherwise be afforded such opportunity, to maintain a range of affordability in the city’s housing stock, and to guide the redevelopment of properties to enhance neighborhoods and suit the needs of the residents of those neighborhoods.

    “We believe that everyone in our city has the right to a safe, affordable, and nice place to live,” said Mayor Steve Noble. “The KCLB’s mission is to improve affordable housing access for everyone, improve the quality of life in all our neighborhoods, and create new tools for social and economic development. It’s important that we have all voices at the table as we put our disposition policy in place.”

    More info at www.KingstonCityLandBank.Org