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

    1/12/2021 - Mayor Noble Outlines Comprehensive Plan Progress at 5-Year Mark


    January 12, 2021 


    Mayor Noble Outlines Comprehensive Plan Progress at 5-Year Mark


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to release the Strategic Community and Economic Development Plan, an analysis that outlines the City of Kingston’s progress in completing goals set forth in the Kingston 2025 Comprehensive Plan. 

    In 2016, the City of Kingston adopted the Kingston 2025 Comprehensive Plan, a vision and guide for Kingston's future that recommends goals, policies and objectives related to land use, nature and historic resources, housing, transportation and public facilities. Implementation of the Plan’s strategies requires a coordinated effort between the City, organizations within other jurisdictions including Ulster County, New York State and the Federal Government, non-for-profits, residents, private interests, community groups, and other entities. Objectives laid out in the Comprehensive Plan include both short term and long goals. Since its adoption in 2016, several strategies and objectives have been achieved, many are underway, and many more are still in the conceptual phase.   

    The Strategic Community and Economic Development Plan, which was prepared by Pattern for Progress, gives a status update for the strategies set forth by the Kingston 2025 Comprehensive Plan, as well as detailed action plans for the prioritized strategies. The action plans include the primary parties responsible for carrying out the activities or programs, and a list of collaborating organizations and groups associated with the goal and strategy.

    “I signed our City’s Comp Plan into law in early 2016, and 2021 marks the five-year halfway point,” said Mayor Noble. “This report of our progress so far in implementing the goals identified in the Comp Plan will help us move forward in finishing what we set out to achieve. I hope this document will guide and focus our efforts on the remaining priorities, such as getting our re-zoning work done and developing more housing.” 

    The Strategic Community and Economic Development Plan can be found here.