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

    12/12/2022 - City of Kingston Seeks Housing Task Force Members


    December 12, 2022


    City of Kingston Seeks Housing Task Force Members


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston joined the Ulster County Housing Smart Communities Initiative in November 2022.

    The Housing Smart Communities program provides guidance, technical support, and incentives for local municipalities working to address housing and affordability challenges and encourages municipalities to follow twelve “Housing Smart Actions,” which include establishing a housing community outreach campaign, creating a municipal housing action plan, and implementing other innovative housing solutions.

    The City of Kingston’s Office of Housing Initiatives is seeking members to join a Housing Smart Community Task Force. The task force will help to guide and support the implementation of all or some of the Housing Smart Actions. Per the City of Kingston’s commitment in its Comprehensive Plan, the City is committed to developing all levels of housing. Individuals from the public, non-profit and private sector are encouraged to apply. Task force members should live or work in the City of Kingston and should have a background or interest in housing issues.

    “I am proud of the housing work that we are doing in the City of Kingston, and I’m pleased that we have joined the Ulster County Housing Smart Communities initiative to help further our housing goals,” said Mayor Noble. “We are leading the way on these issues in Ulster County, where we are using all available resources to combat our housing crisis. I encourage all community members who are interested in housing to fill out the application to serve on this task force. There is much work to be done, but we are working steadily towards accomplishing these crucial housing actions.”

    City of Kingston’s Director of Housing Initiatives Bartek Starodaj said, “The City of Kingston is committed to meeting our resident’s housing needs. This Housing Task Force will support the City as it implements the innovate solutions suggested by the Ulster County Housing Smart Communities Initiative.”

    “The Common Council is in full support of this initiative and we look forward to supporting the Housing Smart Actions that will continue to address our housing crisis,” said Alderperson Barbara Hill, Ward 1.

    The task force is expected to meet quarterly at City Hall, with the first meeting held in early 2023. The term for the Housing Smart Community Task Force is two years. The application deadline is January 15, 2023.

    The Kingston Housing Smart Task Force application can be found at: