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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

    9/3/2020 - Police Commission to Hold Public Meeting Addressing Law Enforcement Concerns

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    September 3, 2020

     

    Police Commission to Hold Public Meeting Addressing Law Enforcement Concerns

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the City of Kingston Police Commission announce a public meeting to address concerns regarding the law enforcement partnership, which will be held virtually via GoToMeeting on Wednesday, September 9 at 6:00pm.

    The Police Commission has been closely monitoring the effectiveness of the recently assembled law enforcement partnership while also hearing the community’s concerns regarding their experiences with increased policing in their neighborhoods. The purpose of the special public meeting will be to discuss these interactions and ensure there is proper balance between law enforcement initiatives and the rights of citizens residing in the affected neighborhoods.

    “The Kingston Police Commission would like the community to know that we are here, we are listening and we invite you to reach out to us to share your concerns,” the Police Commission said in a statement. “We want to make sure that members of the community have the opportunity to voice their experiences either publicly, privately, or anonymously. We take these concerns seriously.”

    Community members are encouraged to provide additional input prior to the public meeting through any of the following ways:

    • An official compliment/complaint form can be filed by completing the form posted on the Kingston Police Commission Website: https://kingston-ny.gov/policecommission  
    • Reach out to the Commissioners directly, with the time and date of the interaction. Contact information is posted below and on the website above.
    • If you do not feel comfortable contacting the Commission directly, please reach out through a community member to provide as much detailed information as possible.

     

    Commissioners/contacts:

    Mayor Steven Noble, 845-334-3902  

    Commissioner Rev. Kendra VanHouten, V.P. 845-338-7722   

    Commissioner Minya DeJohnette, Secretary 845-481-0793

    Commissioner Brad Jordan, 845-590-3040

    Commissioner Shaniqua Bowden, bowdenshaniqua@gmail.com

    Police Chief Egidio Tinti, 845-943-5766  

    Ulster County Human Rights Commissioner Tyrone Wilson, 845-334-5492

     

    The public may attend the meeting online at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/578080997 or via phone at 877-309-2073 or 646-749-3129. The access code is: 578-080-997.