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

    12/20/2022 - City Secures $1.8M to Convert City Hall & Neighborhood Center to Fossil Fuel-free


    December 20, 2022


    City Secures $1.8M to Convert City Hall & Neighborhood Center to Fossil Fuel-free


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston has received $1.8 million in grant funding from NYSERDA’s Carbon Neutral Community Economic Development program to convert City Hall and the Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center (AMNC) into fossil fuel-free buildings.

    The funding will allow the two historic buildings to become clean energy hubs and achieve carbon neutrality by using solar, heat pumps, and a thermal energy network. The funding will allow for more solar power and EV charging on-site, and the installation of stormwater and thermal infrastructure. Once completed, there will be no systems using fossil fuels, and both buildings will have highly efficient envelopes. The upgrades to City Hall and the AMNC will also improve their resiliency from climate impacts such as heat waves, severe storms, flooding, and power outages.

    “This grant is one of the largest the City of Kingston has received and will be the largest influx of funding to make our historic City Hall and Midtown Center less polluting, more resilient, and become some of the first municipal buildings in New York State to get off of fossil fuels by decarbonizing the energy sources,” said Mayor Noble. “I am extremely proud of the work our staff have done to create a more sustainable city government. This grant from NYSERDA is a huge step forward for us and will allow us to demonstrate that even historic buildings in our historic city can go green. I want to thank Governor Hochul and NYSERDA for their continued support of Kingston and I want to also thank Julie Noble, the City’s Sustainability Coordinator for implementing our City’s vision for a better future for the next generation of Kingstonians.”

    Julie Noble, City of Kingston Environmental Education & Sustainability Coordinator said, “In 2019, in partnership with the NoVo Foundation, the City hired Cadmus and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop a long-term roadmap for the City to achieve 100% renewable and resilient community-wide electricity supply. This Energy Transition Roadmap, along with the City’s 2030 Climate Action Plan, are providing the blueprint for sustainable, independent, and transformative energy systems. This carbon neutral project advances those goals.”

    The total project cost is expected to be approximately $3,259,000. The City of Kingston will seek additional funding opportunities. The project is expected to be completed by fall 2025.

    Kingston City Hall opened in 1875, was renovated in the late 1990s, and has recently undergone significant energy efficiency upgrades. In 2019, 145 storm window inserts were installed to improve overall envelope performance, and the lighting system was completely overhauled with LED replacements.

    The Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center was built in 1874 as an armory for New York State. Today the building housed municipal offices, and serves as a gathering place for youth programs with a gymnasium for sports, and as an emergency shelter during catastrophic events. The lighting system at the AMNC was upgraded in 2019, cutting electricity use in half. This year, the City further invested in the building by installing a solar array on the roof that will generate more electricity annually than the building alone uses. Additionally, a kitchen renovation is underway, which includes all-electric commercial-grade appliances, used to cook hundreds of meals a week for low income and senior residents.