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

    11/1/2021 - Mayor Noble Announces Upcoming Vacancy in Housing Department


    November 1, 2021 


    Mayor Noble Announces Upcoming Vacancy in Housing Department


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble announces today that the Director of Housing Initiatives, Kevin Corte, will resign his post in mid-December to pursue other opportunities. 

    Corte has been the Director of Housing Initiatives since March 2021. The Department was formed by Mayor Noble in 2020 to support Kingston’s myriad housing efforts, including implementing the Anti-displacement Grant (ADLN), addressing vacant/abandoned properties, and seeking other avenues to increase affordable housing while working with those in the community who share our goal of housing for all. Turning his tenure, Corte has overseen the Tiny Homes Project in collaboration with Family of Woodstock and the City’s rezoning effort called Kingston Forward.

    “We are grateful for Kevin and the knowledge and enthusiasm he brought to the Housing Director role. We wish him well in his future endeavors,” said Mayor Noble. “I look forward to working with his successor in continuing our housing work here in the City of Kingston.”

    The City of Kingston is actively seeking a new, full-time Director of Housing Initiatives, which will have a salary range of $60,000-65,000. Qualifications, benefits, and additional information can be found at