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

    7/13/2016 - Local residents selected to serve as temporary Ethics Board members

    July 13, 2016

    City of Kingston community members to serve as temporary Ethics Board members

    (Kingston, N.Y.) Mayor Steve Noble announced on Wednesday the appointment of five individuals to serve as temporary members of the City’s Ethics Board.

    In May, Mayor Noble relieved the former members of their duties, citing the planned overhaul of the ethics law to include more appropriate requirements and enforceable restrictions. Mayor Noble also committed to revising the appointment process for future board members to align with the processes of other boards and commissions. In addition, the proposed law will include an opportunity for Common Council members to have more input into the selection of candidates to serve on the board.

    As part of his release in May, Mayor Noble stated that should a complaint be brought forth prior to the passage and implementation of the new ethics law, he would appoint temporary board members to hear such a complaint. On July 6th the City received a complaint from Mr. Joseph DiFalco.

    “I have been made aware of the complaint from Mr. DiFalco in which he alleges that my administration inappropriately handled the most recent ethics complaint Mr. DiFalco brought forth against the former Third Ward alderman,” Mayor Noble said. “I can say confidently and without hesitation that his assertions are unfounded and untrue.”

    “However, I take seriously the role of our Ethics Board in hearing all formal complaints and have selected community members to temporarily fill the vacancies,” said Mayor Noble. “These members have been appointed based on the qualifications and requirements included in the City’s current ethics code. I expect that in the coming weeks they will convene their board, hear the noted complaint, proceed with their process and make their determinations.”

    The following individuals have been selected to serve as temporary board members: Patricia Murphy; Arthur Coston; Jose Villa; Glenn Fitzgerald; and Allen Nace.