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

    2/25/2021 - City of Kingston Support for Local Businesses


    February 25, 2021


    City of Kingston Support for Local Businesses


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston has created a Business Resources section of

    The Business Resource page currently has a series of polls for local business operators to weigh in on a number of proposed initiatives, including a unified marketing campaign and a formula store tax, among others, which are aimed to support and protect local businesses. The polls will be open until March 19, and Engage Kingston will continue to be updated with additional resources.   

    In addition, Mayor Noble and Alderman Don Tallerman will host a monthly call with local businesses to offer support, receive feedback, update on City projects that could affect businesses, and help with solutions to issues. The first meeting will be held on Thursday, March 4 at 2:00pm, and will continue monthly on the first Thursday of each month. Registration is now open at 

    “We recognize that the past year has been a challenging time for our businesses and that we are not out of the woods just yet,” said Mayor Noble. “We want to connect with business owners, hear how we can help, and to communicate City projects happening that may affect their operations. I hope this will be a positive collaboration that will benefit our local businesses.” 

    “A healthy business community is critically important to Kingston,” said Alderman Tallerman. “We need to have an ongoing dialogue to address some of the realities businesses owners are facing and how the City might be able to assist.”

    Mayor Noble and Alderman Tallerman held a series of meetings in each business district in December to engage with business operators and get input on ways the City can help recover from the pandemic. The presentation that was delivered at these meetings is also available on the Engage Kingston Business Resources page. 

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