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

    1/26/2017 - City of Kingston awarded $500,000 grant from Restore New York Communities Initiative

    January 26, 2017

    City of Kingston awarded $500,000 grant from Restore New York Communities Initiative

    (Kingston, N.Y.) Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce a $500,000 award from the Restore New York Communities Initiative to the City of Kingston to support major Midtown revitalization initiatives.

    “This is great news for Midtown and great news for the City of Kingston,” said Mayor Noble. “As I discussed during my State of the City address, we are going to aggressively seek opportunities to address our core focus areas, including housing. These funds, joined with our efforts to establish a Land Bank, implement coordinated code enforcement, and address ‘zombie properties’, propel this vision forward.”

    The Restore NY funds will support the restoration of four properties in Midtown Kingston. Funding will be used to:

    • Assist with the cost of demolition of the former Mid-City Lanes bowling alley, located at 20 Cedar St., in preparation of RUPCO’s “Energy Square.” The project is proposed to include 57 mixed income rental units and a significant commercial space to be used by innovative not for profits and groups.
    • Address three (3) single-family properties located within a few blocks of the Cedar Street building. These are surplus properties obtained by the City that are currently in significant disrepair and vacant. Restore NY will provide funds for a financial gap that the City has to rehabilitate the homes. Once rehabilitated, these properties will be available for purchase at an affordable price, encouraging home ownership in the neighborhood and, ultimately, further community stability.

    “We ended 2016 learning that we had been awarded a record $3.3 million from the NYS Consolidated Funding Application to support our infrastructure, sustainability, and transportation initiatives,” Mayor Noble continued. “We are going to continue this momentum in 2017, starting off with housing.”