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

    11/6/2020 - KPD to Begin Walking Assignments on Every Shift


    November 6, 2020 


    KPD to Begin Walking Assignments on Every Shift


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Kingston Police Department are pleased to announce that the police force will begin walking assignments on Monday, November 9, 2020. This effort coincides with the conclusion of the increased law enforcement partnership and the re-opening of local schools.

    “The intention of the walking assignments is to provide additional visibility to our residents, creating a deeper connection to the community, and the added benefit of improving the officers’ wellness and health,” said Mayor Noble.  “We think it’s important for our officers to know the community and for the community to know the officers. We hope this initiative will work toward our ongoing efforts in building trust.”

    For the walking assignments, all officers will be required to walk for at least 40 minutes during each shift. The officers have been given recommended zones, which includes walkable areas in Uptown, Midtown and Downtown. 

    “This new initiative is meant to further community engagement and is a direct result of feedback we received at a number of community meetings with residents,” said Kingston Police Chief Egidio Tinti.

    “I am thrilled! I am confident that this initiative will enhance community engagement, establish baseline relationships between law enforcement and the communities for which our officers serve, as well as help build trust in an effort to change how communities view our hard-working officers,” said Rita Worthington, Ward 4 Alderwoman.