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

    7/14/2023 - Mayor Noble Opens Application Process for Ward 7 Common Council Seat


    July 14, 2023


    Mayor Noble Opens Application Process for Ward 7 Common Council Seat


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble has opened an application process for the Ward 7 Alderperson seat recently vacated by Michael Olivieri.

    Olivieri has been hired as the Business Manager at the Kingston Water Department and, due to conflict of interest, has resigned from his seat on the Common Council effective Sunday, July 23. Olivieri will begin his post at the Water Department on Monday, July 24, 2023.

    As per the City of Kingston Charter, Mayor Noble has the authority to appoint a Council member to a vacated seat. Because Olivieri was running unopposed on the November ballot, Mayor Noble will open an application process for the seat. To be considered, applicants must have their primary residence in the current Ward 7 boundary. A ward map can be found here.

    “I want to thank Michael Olivieri for serving Ward 7 and for all his hard work and due diligence on behalf of his constituents,” said Mayor Noble. “Michael has always been prepared and eager for discussion on important City matters. I know he will be a great addition to the Water Department team, and look forward to working with him in his role as Business Manager. I am now opening applications to fill Olivieri’s seat on the Council and will be immediately looking for qualified candidates to carry out the rest of his term. I encourage anyone who wants to serve in this capacity to contact my office as soon as possible.”

    Residents of Ward 7 interested in serving should send a resume and cover letter to Mayor Noble at [email protected] or by mail to 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401. Applications will be accepted until an appointment is made.

    The appointed Alderperson will serve until December 31, 2023.