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
    Email:
    info@kingston-ny.gov

    Kingston News

    12/4/2020 - Kingston Police Department Awarded Re-accreditation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    December 4, 2020 

     

    Kingston Police Department Awarded Re-accreditation

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven Noble and Police Chief Egidio Tinti are pleased to announce that the Kingston Police Department has been re-accredited by the New York State Law Enforcement Agency Accreditation Council and Division of Criminal Justice Services. The accreditation certifies that a law enforcement agency meets or exceeds all the identified standards established by the council in the areas of administration, training, and operations.  

    The City of Kingston Police Department’s policies and practices were re-assessed for the five year period from 2016 to 2020, and the re-accreditation was awarded at a virtual ceremony of the NYS Accreditation Council on December 3, 2020. The Kingston Police Department has been continuously accredited since 1990, making it one of the longest accredited agency in New York State. 

    Participation in the accreditation program is a voluntary process where police agencies prove their compliance with New York State law enforcement’s current best practices or standards. These standards cover all aspects of law enforcement including use of force, protection of citizen rights, pursuits, property and evidence management, and patrol and investigative operations. Accreditation ensures that the agency has carefully thought about these critical issues, developed policy and procedures to address them, and has systems in place to identify and correct problems.

    “I commend the Kingston Police Department, Chief Tinti, and the KPD Accreditation Program Manager Lt. Mike Bonse for this honor,” said Mayor Noble. “The re-accreditation demonstrates the police force’s ongoing commitment to excellence and professionalism, and the officers’ drive to best serve the Kingston community.”

    “By having an independent review of our policies and procedures, we are assuring the community that the members of the Kingston Police Department adhere to the best practices set forth by New York State,” said Chief Egidio Tinti. “We remain committed to maintaining a professional department that is community focused.”  

    More info about the accreditation program at: https://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/ops/accred/accred02.htm