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

    4/20/2022 - Water Department Awarded $3M for Cooper Lake Project


    April 20, 2022


    City of Kingston Water Department Awarded

    $3M for Cooper Lake Project


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Board of Water Commissioners are pleased to announce that the Water Department’s Cooper Lake Dam Project is the recipient of a $3 million Water Infrastructure and Improvement Act (WIIA) Grant.  

    The Cooper Lake project is a $20 million project that is currently under construction to bring the dam at the reservoir into compliance with updated DEC regulations. A new intake tower and piping is being installed. Construction began in July 2021 and is expected to be complete in June 2023.

    “The Cooper Lake Dam project is the costliest capital project that the Kingston Water Department has ever undertaken,” said Mayor Noble. “The project was mandated by changes in New York State DEC regulations, and, without grants like these from the State, the project could cause our water rates to increase by 20% over the next few years. We thank the Governor for her support and we will continue to seek additional funding resources.” 

    “This grant, the maximum amount that can be awarded under the WIIA program, will help minimize the impact of this project on our rate payers and was welcome news,” said Water Board President Dennis Croswell. 

    “We applied for this grant in October 2021 and are grateful to our partners at Schnabel Engineering and CDM Smith, as well as City Comptroller John Tuey and the staff at the Water Department for their assistance in submitting this application,” said Water Department Superintendent Matt Dysard.

    Governor Kathy Hochul announced $638 million in grants to 199 public water and wastewater utilities across New York State, the most ever awarded in the history of the WIAA program. She said, “Modernizing our state’s infrastructure is critical to ensuring every New Yorker has access to clean drinking water.”

    The Governor’s announcement can be found here: