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

    11/21/2023 - In Partnership with City of Kingston, Archtop Fiber Breaks Ground on Fiber Network


    November 21, 2023


    In Partnership with City of Kingston, Archtop Fiber Breaks Ground on Fiber Network


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that Archtop Fiber has broken ground to install and launch a new, 100% fiber, multi-gig Internet service that will provide faster connections for Kingston residents.

    Archtop Fiber will provide Internet speeds up to 10Gbps and will offer symmetrical upload and download speeds to meet the rising demand for more robust connectivity as data usage and cloud adoption increase. The new broadband network will support more efficient streaming, a house full of Wi-Fi connected devices, video conferencing, e-commerce, and more. Internet service is anticipated to roll out neighborhood by neighborhood and be fully available this winter.

    “Not only will Archtop Fiber empower the City of Kingston’s businesses and residents with more connectivity and tech jobs, it will also help us achieve our goal to build a more sustainable community that promotes environmental stewardship,” said Mayor Noble. “Fiber is one of the greenest types of broadband available, using up to twelve times less energy than traditional cable providers. Archtop’s new network will enable us to significantly reduce the release of greenhouse gas emissions and protect our natural resources in this area.”

    “We are deeply honored to partner with our friends at the City of Kingston and are excited to officially put the wheels in motion to deliver the highest speed Internet that our community has been waiting for,” said Jeff DeMond, CEO of Archtop Fiber. “We are here, and we are beyond proud to support Kingston’s vibrant local economy with more tech-driven jobs. Our cutting-edge Internet speeds will help attract and retain businesses in this community, supporting them with a solid, reliable digital infrastructure built to scale up for future needs.”

    The first phase of installation has begun with the use of 74 existing Central Hudson utility poles for aerial fiber deployment. The second phase of installation includes microtrenching, a minimally intrusive process that enables fiber lines to run through very narrow underground trenches, which will begin in the next couple of weeks. Microtrenching is performed with special equipment and will not require street closings. Up to 1,500 feet of fiber optics can be run in one day in trenches measuring approximately 1 inch wide.

    With headquarters in the Town of Ulster, and overseen by a local executive leadership team, Archtop Fiber is building its permanent headquarters and customer care center at iPark 87 as part of the development of the former IBM Tech City site.

    To learn more about Archtop Fiber and ongoing installation work in Kingston, visit

    About Archtop Fiber

    Archtop Fiber was founded with a commitment to bring the fastest, most reliable, environmentally friendly, and affordable Internet access to those who have traditionally been underserved — or even overlooked. The Archtop team has decades of success partnering with communities, large and small, to create technology-driven opportunities. With a fully funded business strategy, Archtop is dedicated to local investment. This ensures we support customers with upgrades to existing infrastructure while deploying the latest multi-gig, symmetrical, fiber-based network technology to bring faster, more secure, and scalable broadband services to those that need them. Archtop Fiber is proudly invested in empowering your day-to-day life, bringing the digital world to you, your community and its businesses, schools, libraries, hospitals, farms, and community centers.