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

    9/30/2021 - City of Kingston and Kingston Professional Firefighters Local 461 Reach Agreement


    September 30, 2021 


    City of Kingston and Kingston Professional Firefighters Local 461 Reach Agreement


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston has reached a new 5-year bargaining agreement with the Kingston Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 461 contingent on Common Council Approval.

    The agreement includes a 2.5% retroactive raise for firefighters and dispatchers for 2020 and 2021, and a 2.75% raise in 2022 and 2023, with a 2.5% raise in 2024. Longevity pay will be increased by $50 for each tier. 

    Union President Bryan Cafaldo said, “The membership would like to thank this administration for supporting us throughout the pandemic. We believe this is a fair deal for all parties involved and we’re honored to serve the residents of this great City.”

    Mayor Noble said, “I feel that this is a fair deal for both the men and women of the Kingston Fire Department and for the Kingston taxpayers. I want to thank the KPPFA for the service they provide to our community and for being willing to work with us during the negotiation process.”

    Common Council President Shaut has allowed the agreement to be brought before the Special Finance Meeting on October 4, and will be voted on by the full council on October 5, 2021. If approved by the Council, the agreement will allow retro payments to be issued for the years of 2020 and 2021.