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

    9/13/2016 - Superintendent of Department of Public Works Announced

    September 12, 2016


    Superintendent of Department of Public Works Announced

    (Kingston, N.Y.) Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph Chenier to serve as the Superintendent of the City of Kingston’s Department of Public Works.

    “As one of our largest departments, DPW is continuously tasked with an incredible workload,” said Mayor Noble. “I am truly excited to have Joe come on board, as I am confident that his experience, education and skillset are ideal to meet the high demands of this key position.”

    Mr. Chenier, currently an Assistant Civil Engineer, has worked for the City of Poughkeepsie for over fifteen years. In this role he has been responsible for managing multi-million dollar projects and working with staff on a wide variety of initiatives, including water line installation and rehabilitation, storm and sanitary sewer installations and rehabilitation, sidewalk and streetscape projects, environmental restoration, park improvement and roadway realignment. He has extensive experience in program administration, construction management, budget and contract oversight, project review and reporting, and supervision of field personnel, including DPW sewer, parks and street department crews.

    Mr. Chenier possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies from Binghamton University. His additional credentials include: Certified Professional in Municipal Stormwater Management; Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control; and NICET (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technology) Highway Construction Level III.

    “As a resident of the City of Kingston, I am honored to be entrusted to serve my community in this role,” said Mr. Chenier. “Mayor Noble and I have discussed his vision for this department and I am eager to jump in and begin working with the knowledgeable and dedicated team at DPW.”

    Mr. Chenier will begin on Monday, September 19th .