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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

    Kingston News

    3/9/2020 - Kingston Police Department Partnering with Law Enforcement Agencies

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    March 9, 2020

     

    Kingston Police Department Partnering with Law Enforcement Agencies

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble and Kingston Police Chief Egidio Tinti announce that the Kingston Police Department will be partnering with the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police to combat crime in our community. 

    Starting now, New York State Police will be providing multiple vehicles each day for patrol, and three deputies from the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office are currently assisting KPD’s Special Investigative Unit for cases involving guns, narcotics and gang activities. 

    “We are asking for all available resources to keep everyone in our community safe and secure,” said Chief Egidio Tinti. “Our number one concern is the safety of our residents. Having the additional assistance will mean seamless sharing of information between agencies, because, as we know, crime doesn’t stop at the City limits.” 

    “Right now there is an immediate need to ensure that every person in our community feels safe,” said Mayor Noble.  “By bringing in additional officers to be a presence in our neighborhoods and others with specialized expertise, we are doing everything in our power to protect our residents and solve these recent crimes.” 

    Please check the Kingston Police Department Facebook page for updates.