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

    2/28/2022 - City of Kingston Seeks Developer for Mixed-use Project at 615 Broadway


    February 28, 2022 


    City of Kingston Seeks Developer for Mixed-use Project at 615 Broadway


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce the release of a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for the City-owned parcel known as “Broadway Commons,” located at 615 Broadway, SBL# 56.109-3-16.

    As described in the RFEI, the City of Kingston is looking for interest from developers to design, construct and operate a mixed-use development on this parcel. Consistent with Kingston’s 2025 Comprehensive Plan, the      City is interested in a mix of housing units and commercial/retail space. New development is also expected to preserve and/or enhance existing public greenspace on the site.       

    This RFEI is intended as a preliminary step to determine the level of interest by developers and potential site users in redevelopment of the property.

    “Broadway Commons, also known as the Former Kings Inn site, is a unique property that is ripe for redevelopment,” said Mayor Noble. “In the heart of Kingston, this site has the potential to provide much needed workforce and affordable housing, while also providing the opportunity for additional public and community space. We were previously unsuccessful in finding a developer in 2019, when economic conditions impacted those efforts. I am optimistic that we will be able to find the right partner who shares our City’s vision for this site now.”

    “The redevelopment of this site is long overdue,” said Bartek Starodaj, Director of Housing Initiatives. “I’m hopeful that this site will be redeveloped as a new anchor of vitality for the Broadway Corridor and that new development will provide quality, affordable housing in one of Kingston’s most walkable locations. We’re looking for a vision that activates the streetscape and aligns with the needs of the city and neighborhood.”

    The deadline is April 1, 2022 at 2:00pm. The RFEI can be found at: