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

    2/8/2022 - City of Kingston to Hold Additional Rezoning Public Meetings


    February 8, 2022 


    City of Kingston to Hold Additional Rezoning Public Meetings


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that City of Kingston staff and consultants from Dover, Kohl & Partners, will host additional public engagement meetings for the Kingston Forward rezoning initiative, which will focus on three areas: the Hurley and Albany Avenue corridors and the Rondout Waterfront.

    Four additional events from February 23-26, will further inform proposed updates to the zoning code and will gather the community’s input and vision for future preservation and development in these three key areas. An online survey is also now open at Engage Kingston

    “We have had robust public engagement for the rezoning efforts, and we thank everyone who has participated. Our consultants and City staff are diligently working on the zoning code re-write and will have a draft to present to the public this spring,” said Mayor Noble. “We now want to focus on a few areas that haven’t received as much attention in the process so far. We want the community’s input for how future improvements on Hurley and Albany Avenues and the Rondout Waterfront can reflect the community’s priorities and vision. Join our upcoming events and let us know your thoughts.”

    Get a Kingston Forward update and provide input on the vision and potential zoning standards at one or all of the following events:

    Hurley and Albany Avenues Virtual Public Meeting

    Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 6:30pm

    Link to join


    Rondout Waterfront Virtual Public Meeting

    Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 6:30pm

    Link to join


    Albany Avenue Area Walking Tour (weather permitting)

    Saturday, February 26, 12:00pm

    Link to register


    Rondout Waterfront Area Walking Tour (weather permitting)

    Saturday, February 26, 2:00pm

    Link to register

    There is also an online survey available, which will help shape the draft code. 

    For more information and tour start locations, please visit