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

    1/14/2021 - City of Kingston Announces Several Job Opportunities


    January 14, 2021 


    City of Kingston Announces Several Job Opportunities


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston has a number of job opportunities available. 

    The City is hiring across several departments for the following positions:

    Director of Housing Initiatives

    Assessment Data Collector in the Assessor’s Office

    Engineering Aide in the Engineering Department

    Heavy Motor Equipment Operator in the Department of Public Works

    Laborer in the Parks and Recreation Department

    Motor Equipment Mechanic in the Department of Public Works Garage

    Skilled Mechanic in the Department of Public Works

    Maintenance Mechanic for the Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Two part-time Bilingual Clerk positions - in the City Clerk’s Office and the Building Safety Department  

    Detailed descriptions of all job openings can be found at 

    Michael Gilliard, the City of Kingston’s first Director of Housing Initiatives, will move over to a full-time Executive Director position at the Kingston City Land Bank. The new Director of Housing Initiatives will focus on furthering City of Kingston housing programs and legislation, including implementing the Anti-displacement Grant, the zombie property grant, and seeking other avenues for Mayor Noble’s vision to increase affordable housing. 

    “Thanks to a partnership with the Novo Foundation, the Land Bank had the opportunity to hire Michael Gilliard full time,” said Mayor Noble. “Having someone with his expertise leading the Land Bank’s efforts will increase our ability to get more houses into the hands of our community members. This will also give our next housing director the space to focus on other vital housing initiatives, which is a win-win for the community. We know that our local housing crisis will take a multi-faceted approach, and adding resources and capacity will help us take action in many areas simultaneously.”

    "Thank you Mayor Noble for the great honor and privilege of serving the residents of Kingston,” said Gilliard. “I look forward to working with the next Director of Housing Initiatives to continue to produce results on the housing front. The Kingston City Land Bank looks forward to strengthening our partnership with the City to amplify our shared goals and provide safe, decent and affordable places for all of us to call home!"

    Questions about City of Kingston job opportunities can be directed to the Civil Service office at 845-334-3921.