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

    5/14/2024 - Kingston Police Department Awarded $1.15M Grant for Technology


    May 14, 2024


    Kingston Police Department Awarded $1.15M Grant for Technology


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the Kingston City Police Department has been awarded $1,149,000 from the Division of Criminal Justice Services’ (DCJS) Law Enforcement Technology (LETECH) grant program.

    On Monday, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that $127 million in funding is being awarded to all 378 law enforcement agencies across New York State. The funding can be used for a variety of equipment and technology, including license plate readers, mobile and fixed surveillance cameras, computer-aided dispatch systems, software, unmanned aerial vehicles, gunshot detection devices, and smart equipment for patrol vehicles and police officers.

    “This unprecedented investment in the Kingston Police Departments to purchase new technology and equipment will allow us to continue to modernize our operations and procedures,” said Mayor Noble. “With this funding, we will be able to increase public safety with the addition of new and upgraded technology, which will also allow our officers to spend more of their time connecting directly with our community. I thank Governor Hochul for including this grant funding in the 2025 budget and for investing in local law enforcement agencies across the state.”

    “Over the years, the Kingston Police Department has come to rely on technology to help our officers and detectives do their job more efficiently. Computers and workstations are on every desk and in every patrol car, providing our officers with information at their fingertips,” said Chief Egidio Tinti. “This grant will allow us to upgrade and expand our information technology systems withing the police department and throughout the City.  Many thanks to the Governor’s office and the staff of DCJS for their support of local police.”

    “Public safety is my top priority, and we are continuing to make record investments in law enforcement so they have the resources they need to protect our communities,” Governor Hochul said in her announcement. “By investing in the latest technology and equipment, we’re responding to the requests of law enforcement agencies as they look to safeguard the future of our state.”

    The FY25 Enacted Budget includes record-level investments in public safety and criminal justice funding to support Governor Hochul’s comprehensive, multifaceted approach to address gun violence and includes additional funding to target retail theft, more effectively combat domestic violence, and ensure funding for community-based programs that serve victims and survivors of crime.

    The Division of Criminal Justice Services provides critical support to all facets of the state’s criminal justice system, including training law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals; overseeing a law enforcement accreditation program; ensuring Breathalyzer and speed enforcement equipment used by local law enforcement operate correctly; managing criminal justice grant funding; analyzing statewide crime and program data; providing research support; overseeing county probation departments and alternatives to incarceration programs; coordinating youth justice policy and more.

    Read Governor Hochul’s announcement here: