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

    12/15/2020 - New Member Appointed to the Police Commission

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    December 15, 2020 

     

    New Member Appointed to the Police Commission

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce the appointment of Pastor Donald Mapes to the City of Kingston Police Commission.  

    Donald Mapes, Jr. has been a resident of Kingston for 64 years. He coached junior league football from 1991-2008, and Biddy league Basketball from 1991-1995. Mapes served on the Kingston CDGB Board from 1994-2000 and the Zoning Board of Appeals from 2014-2017. He travels to South Africa, Jamaica, and Haiti leading ministry teams, building homes and churches, and starting orphanages. Mapes is the Director of Education at the Savona V. Roberts Christian Education Academy, where he and his wife Kim Mapes are also instructors.

    “As a long-time resident of Kingston, I’ve been concerned about the conditions and relationship between the community and our police. I want to be a voice that brings peace and harmony, to speak objectively, and to bring a common unity to all,” said Mapes. “As a commissioner, I will work toward solutions that will help the community strive and grow.”  

    I am pleased to appoint Pastor Mapes to the Kingston Police Commission,” said Mayor Noble. “Don has been an integral part of our community, and has served as a liaison between the Kingston Police Department and the Black community. The forums that he created to address issues of policing and trust have helped heal a divide, and I look forward to his continued service to City of Kingston in his capacity as Police Commissioner.”


    Mapes is filling a vacancy and his term will expire on May 31, 2022. 

    The next Police Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 16 at 4:00pm. This meeting will be live-streamed on the City of Kingston YouTube channel, and the public may also dial in by phone: 866 899 4679 with access code 840-322-789. To sign up for public speaking at the Police Commission meeting, email mdejohnette@kingston-ny.gov by noon on Wednesday.