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

    2/4/2021 - Statement from Mayor Noble Regarding Affordable Housing Legislation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    February 4, 2021

     

    Statement from Mayor Noble Regarding Affordable Housing Legislation: 

    Yesterday, I was proud to sign Resolution #23 of 2021, adopting a requirement that all new housing developments of 5 or more units in the City of Kingston provide at least 10% of total units as affordable housing. I applaud the Common Council for acting swiftly to turn my recent Executive Order into binding legislation. There is an urgent and dire need for housing that is affordable in our community, and this legislation is one more step in making sure that all housing built in Kingston is inclusive. This legislation ensures that every new housing project will include apartments at a variety of income levels, which will allow us to continue to build and strengthen our community.

    As a City, we are in need of housing stock at all income levels. I, alongside the Common Council, are working on many different housing initiatives, including combating displacement, renovating and returning zombie homes to the tax rolls, and supporting residents with a rental assistance program, among many others strategies. The Council will also be deliberating on the Mayor’s recommendation to implement a city-wide rezoning effort. Housing is a complicated issue that needs a many-pronged approach, and I am confident that this new legislation is a step in the right direction. 

    Link to Resolution 23 of 2021