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

    6/22/2022 - $10 Million Upgrade Begins at Waste Water Treatment Plant


    June 22, 2022


    $10 Million Upgrade Begins at Waste Water Treatment Plant


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that a $10 million upgrade at the City of Kingston’s Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) has begun. The upgrade includes new aeration tank blowers and outfall system which will limit ammonia, nitrogen, and other emissions into Rondout Creek.

    “The improvements at the Waste Water Treatment Plant is a two-part project – first, rebuilding the outfall will limit the ammonia and nitrogen that the plant emits into the Rondout Creek to prevent dead zones that could be caused by outflow and will create an overall healthier habitat. And with the installation of new blowers in the aeration tanks, we will reduce our energy at an estimated 417,000 kwh per year, a 33% savings,” said Mayor Noble. “Not only are we making environmental improvements, we are also achieving our climate goals by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and electricity usage. The Waste Water Treatment Plant is our biggest energy draw in all of the City of Kingston government operations, so we are excited to kick off this project and begin to save resources for all. I would like to thank our partners in the Town of Esopus and City of Kingston staff in Engineering, the WWTP, and Public Works who have all contributed to this important effort.”

    The Waste Water Treatment Plant work is being done to meet New York State Department of Conservation (NYSDEC) requirements and is anticipated to cost a total of $10,203,350, with a 10.42% contribution from the Town of Esopus. The City of Kingston was awarded $2,250,000 in New York State Water Infrastructure Improvement (WIIA) grants. The balance will be financed under a no-interest hardship loan from the New York Environmental Facilities Corporation.

    As part of rebuilding the outfall, the Rondout Creek bulkhead adjacent to the WWTP will also be repaired.

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