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

    6/2/2023 - Mayor Noble Announces New Online Budgetary Tool


    June 2, 2023


    Mayor Noble Announces New Online Budgetary Tool


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston is now utilizing a new platform, Clear Gov, for the City budget to increase transparency.

    “As we head into the next budget process, we are pleased to release the 2023 adopted budget on a new platform, which gives residents a different view, with charts and graphs that may be more user friendly for the average citizen deciphering a $50M budget. Using this new technology, residents now have more than one option to review the City budget,” said Mayor Noble. “The City Comptroller, myself, and the Common Council spend weeks working on the City budget each year, and encourage the public to be a part of the process. We’re hoping by providing another tool for ready access to the budget document, the public will have more clarity into this complex document.”

    The 2023 Budget Book can now be viewed at:

    With the 2023 Budget, the tax levy was reduced to the lowest level seen since 2015. The 2024 Budget process begins in August. Future City of Kingston Adopted Budgets will be available via the Clear Gov software.

    More on the City of Kingston annual budgets can be found here: