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

    5/8/2023 - Mayor Noble Announces an RFEI for the Sale of Two Vacant City-owned Properties


    May 8, 2023


    Mayor Noble Announces an RFEI for the Sale of Two Vacant City-owned Properties


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Office of Housing Initiatives are pleased to announce that a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) has been issued regarding the sale of two vacant City-owned properties: 38 Post St. and 20 Stephan St.

    The RFEI released today is a preliminary step to determine the level of interest of potential purchasers for two vacant City-owned properties. The sale of City-owned surplus properties is governed by the City of Kingston Disposition Policy, which was passed by the Common Council in April 2023. The purpose of the Disposition Policy is to encourage the redevelopment of City-owned buildings and land, bring City-owned buildings and land back on the tax rolls, and encourage the development of affordable rental and homeownership housing opportunities.

    “With this Request for Expressions of Interest, we are looking to get these vacant properties back into use, and invigorating their neighborhoods,” said Mayor Noble. “I encourage all interested parties to respond. We are open to any and all ideas that restore these properties, return the parcels to the tax rolls, and help them become spaces that contribute to the vibrancy of the City.”

    “I am so pleased that the Common Council passed a Surplus Property Disposition Policy, which offers a clear pathway for the City to sell vacant and abandoned properties and especially to prioritize the production of affordable housing. I urge interested parties to submit expressions of interest,” said Bartek Starodaj, the City of Kingston’s Director of Housing Initiatives.

    The property at 38 Post, located in the Rondout Historic District, is a vacant warehouse with approximately 1,326 sq ft. that has been vacant since 2012. The property at 20 Stephan is a single-family home with approximately 1,100 sq ft. Tours of the properties will be given on May 23, 2023.

    The RFEI can be found here. Proposals are due by June 9, 2023 at 2:00pm. Questions can be directed to Director of Housing Initiatives Bartek Starodaj at [email protected].

    Mayor Noble established the Department of Housing Initiatives in 2020 to support housing planning in the City of Kingston. The Department manages housing-related grants, supports the construction of new market-rate and affordable housing, develops policies to protect existing residents, and addresses the connection between housing and sustainability, health, and mobility. The Department also reviews the disposition of city-owned property suitable for housing development and collaborates with local and regional housing organizations. Current projects include city-wide rezoning efforts, the Tiny Homes Project, short-term rental guidelines and many more. Visit