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

    6/22/2023 - Mayor Noble Announces Kingston Police Department Receives GIVE Grant for Reducing Gun Violence


    June 22, 2023


    Mayor Noble Announces Kingston Police Department Receives GIVE Grant for Reducing Gun Violence


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce the City of Kingston is expected to receive just over $172,000 from New York State’s Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) initiative.

    Governor Kathy Hochul announced nearly $36.2 million to law enforcement agencies participating in the state's Gun Involved Violence Elimination initiative. Combined, the Kingston Police Department and Ulster County law enforcement agencies will receive a total of $405,525. The GIVE grant cycle runs from July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024, and agencies will use funding for personnel, overtime, equipment and technology.

    “Addressing gun violence takes a comprehensive, multifaceted approach, but support for our local law enforcement partners on the front lines of this fight is paramount,” Governor Hochul said. “I am proud to provide our current partners with significant increases in funding and extend the GIVE initiative to additional communities so they can implement evidence-based strategies and have the resources they need to get guns off our streets and drive down violent crime.”

    “This investment will ensure our law enforcement agencies can continue playing a critical role in combating gun violence statewide,” said Lieutenant Governor Delgado. “We're supporting proven strategies to address crime and build safer communities across New York.” Mayor Steve Noble said, “The City of Kingston and our local law enforcement agencies are grateful for Governor Hochul’s support in combating gun violence in our area. Like in many municipalities, gun violence has negatively affected our community in countless ways. We appreciate this funding, almost double our previous allocation, to continue our efforts to curb gun violence and end gun-related deaths in Kingston.”

    Read Governor Hochul’s full announcement here: