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

    9/18/2023 - Mayor Noble Appoints Tony Davis to Kingston Police Commission


    September 18, 2023


    Mayor Noble Appoints Tony Davis to Kingston Police Commission


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Davis to the City of Kingston Police Commission. 

    Tony Davis was a member of the Common Council from 2015 to 2023. During his tenure on the Council, he served as the Chair of the Public Safety and General Government Committee for 6 years. As Alderman, he also served as the liaison to Kingston Police Commission and was a member of the Re-Envision Public Safety Task Force, which was formed to address law enforcement-community relations, use-of-force policies, procedural justice, and systemic racial bias, among other issues. The task force took an in-depth look at police force policies, procedures, and practices, and developed a plan, with a focus on the needs of the community and fostering trust. Davis is an 8th grade Social Studies teacher in the Kingston City School District. He holds a BS in Business Management from Springfield College and a MS in Education from the University of New England.

    “I am proud to appoint Tony Davis to the Kingston Police Commission,” said Mayor Noble. “Not only is he a compassionate community member, he brings many years of knowledge working closely with members of the community and law enforcement. Tony will be an asset to the Police Commission.”

    Tony Davis said, “I thank Mayor Noble for this appointment to the Police Commission. I have been involved in police-community relations for many years and I look forward to continuing to serve my community in this capacity.”

    Davis’s term will expire on May 31, 2027.

    The next Police Commission meeting will be held on September 27, 2023 at 4:00pm.

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