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

    10/29/2021 - City of Kingston Appoints New Corporation Counsel


    October 29, 2021 


    City of Kingston Appoints New Corporation Counsel


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston’s new Corporation Counsel, Barbara Graves-Poller will start on Monday, November 1, 2021. 

    Graves-Poller is an experienced litigator who, most recently, represented New York City in state and federal appellate courts. Ms. Graves-Poller practiced commercial litigation for several years before entering public service in 2008. She clerked for the Honorable George B. Daniels in the Southern District of New York then held various positions in legal nonprofit organizations where she advocated on behalf of low-income clients. Ms. Graves-Poller also holds a master’s degree from New York University. 

    For the next two months, Ms. Graves-Poller will be working alongside current Corporation Counsel Kevin Bryant, who is expected to depart at the end of the year. 

    “We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Graves-Poller to the City of Kingston. She has a diverse mix of legal experience that will truly benefit all of our residents here in the City of Kingston,” said Mayor Noble. “I am certain that she will provide our City with excellent legal guidance in the days and months ahead.”

    “I’m honored to advocate for such an incredibly vibrant city and understand that this practice involves some of the thorniest legal questions that directly impact a community’s quality of life,” said Graves-Poller. “The perspective I’ve gained as a government lawyer and attorney for clients in other settings prepares me to tackle the many challenges that lie ahead.”