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

    1/3/2014 - City of Kingston Flooding Task Force to Reconvene
    420 BROADWAY
    Phone (845) 334-3902
    Fax (845) 334-3904



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    Mayor  Shayne  R.  Gallo  announced  a  public  meeting  is  scheduled  Tuesday,  January  14  at  6:15  PM  in Council Chambers at City Hall, 420 Broadway, to share the results and next steps of the Kingston Tidal Waterfront Flooding Task Force and celebrate the efforts of the Task Force with a cake reception.

    Members  of  the  task  force  will  summarize  the  community-driven  process  and  provide  details  on  the  key recommendations. City  officials  will  share  information  on  recent  accomplishments  that  have resulted since  the  Common  Council’s  formal  adoption  of  the  recommendations  of  the  Planning  for  Rising  Waters: Final Report of the City of Kingston Tidal Waterfront Flooding Task Force on November 12, 2013.

    Information will also be provided on how community members can help implement the recommendations and contribute to other efforts for creating a resilient waterfront. A portion of the meeting will be devoted to a facilitated question and answer session for attendees to ask questions and provide input on strategies for implementing the recommendations.

    Appointed  by  Mayor  Gallo,  the  task  force  looked  at  current  and  future  flooding  risks  for  Kingston’s waterfront  on  the  Hudson  and  Rondout.  The task force’s findings were compiled into a report which included 24 recommendations covering  City  operations,  funding  and  decision-making,  resilient  structures, promotion of a waterfront economy and economic revitalization, collaboration and public outreach  and emergency  management.  In  addition,  site-based  recommendations  examined  each  stretch  of  the  city's waterfront  and  considered  where  shoreline  protection  may  be  needed,  where  natural  shorelines  and innovative  architecture  might  be  combined  to  create  resilient  neighborhoods,  and  where  wetlands and high  water  should  be  allowed  to  migrate  inland  to  safeguard  the  natural  resources  of  the  Hudson. Mayor Gallo offered, “There are numerous opportunities for city staff and the community to work together to implement the recommendations in the final report.”


    RVSP  for  the  event  at:  The  report  can  be  found  here.