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

    8/18/2023 - City of Kingston Accepting Applications for a Parking Task Force


    August 18, 2023


    City of Kingston Accepting Applications for a Parking Task Force


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Kingston Common Council President Andrea Shaut are pleased to announce the formation of a Parking Task Force.

    The mission of the Parking Task Force will be to gather community input regarding parking issues in the City of Kingston including, but not limited to, the business districts and during Snow Emergencies. As the City of Kingston has recently passed a new form-based zoning code which will increase local housing stock, the task force will evaluate how to utilize existing parking resources. The task force will work toward a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a comprehensive parking management study.

    Council President Andrea Shaut said, “While the Common Council was deliberating the form-based code, parking issues arose within conversations amongst us, as well as with constituents. Although the concerns are not new, it is timely to address them during this period of change. As the City does not have experts in the field on staff, it is essential that our approach includes not only proper expertise that will deliver high-quality solutions and ideas that will help the City shape the decisions but do so in a comprehensive manner. The City must consider so many different aspects of parking – the business districts, Snow Emergencies, the increased housing stock, to name a few – which is why we are requesting community members to help shape this idea. It is our hope that folks from all walks of life will participate and share the knowledge that they have gained through their own personal experiences and provide different perspectives that will build a solid foundation for this plan. Personally, I am always grateful for the vast knowledge coming from the folks of Kingston and look forward to working with this new group.”

    Mayor Noble said, “I look forward to a wide variety of applicants interested in helping us build the best RFP to find the right firm to help creatively plan for our parking future. Parking is a complicated subject and including members of our community in the process, I believe, will help us come up with the best solutions.”

    Membership will consist of nine community members who live and/or work in the City of Kingston, including representatives of groups or institutions. While the focus is on residents, applications from individuals with significant ties to Kingston who are committed to equitable and sustainable economic growth may also be considered. The Parking Task Force is expected to meet periodically over 12 months.

    Applications for joining the task force can be found here. The deadline for applying is Friday, September 1, 2023.

    More about the City of Kingston’s new form-based zoning code at