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

    1/3/2022 - Mayor Noble Appoints New Director of Housing Initiatives


    January 3, 2022 


    Mayor Noble Appoints New Director of Housing Initiatives


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce he has appointed the new Director of Housing Initiatives for the City of Kingston, Bartek Starodaj, who will start on January 10, 2022. 

    As the Director of Housing Initiatives, Starodaj will work on the city-wide rezoning project, implementing the Tiny Home Project alongside Family of Woodstock, and will continue work on a variety of current housing programs. 

    Bartek Starodaj is an urban policy professional with experience in urban development, housing initiatives, and communications. He holds a B.A. in Environmental & Urban Studies and an M.S. in Environmental Policy from Bard College. Starodaj is a founding board member of the Kingston City Land Bank, and has served as the Board Secretary for three years. Prior to joining the City of Kingston, he was the lead account manager for two local marketing agencies. He also served on the German Marshall Fund’s Urban and Regional Policy team fostering transatlantic development initiatives for major U.S. and European cities. Starodaj lives in Kingston with his wife and two young children. 

    “I am excited to welcome Bartek to the team, and look forward to working together to tackle some of our community’s biggest housing challenges,” said Mayor Noble. “With Bartek’s guidance, we will continue our efforts to make sure every person in our community has access to clean, safe housing and that City of Kingston policies and actions align with those values.”

    “While on the Kingston City Land Bank Board, I have worked to ensure that the organization’s activities live up to its mission to expand housing accessibility for Kingston’s citizens and that the Land Bank’s programs reach households that are currently underrepresented among the city’s homeowners,” said Starodaj. “As the new Housing Director, I look forward to leading a collaborative coalition of residents, activists, and government officials to synergize short and long term housing efforts across our great city. A number of strategic initiatives, most notably the ongoing update of Kingston’s zoning code, are now underway and have the potential to significantly improve the range of housing options for all residents.”