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
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    5/12/2017 - City of Kingston to host “Equitable Development” Community Meeting on Monday, May 15th at 6:30pm

    May 10, 2017

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    City of Kingston to host “Equitable Development” Community Meeting on Monday, May 15th at 6:30pm


    Event: Equitable Development Community Meeting
    Date/Time: Monday, May 15th at 6:30pm
    Location: Council Chambers of City Hall, 420 Broadway in Kingston


    KINGSTON, N.Y. Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce a public meeting will be held on Monday, May 15th at 6:30pm at City Hall in collaboration with the City of Kingston, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and a community-based steering committee. The focus of the meeting will be on equitable development, with an opportunity to discuss ways in which residents of all incomes, ages, races, and ethnicities can participate in and benefit from decisions that shape where they live.

    “As our community continues to grow and thrive, I am committed to ensuring that every resident benefits from our current and future economic and community development,” said Mayor Noble. “In my vision, equitable development is about attracting and retaining successful, responsible businesses, creating walkable streets and accessible public transportation, and expanding quality housing for all income levels. My administration is committed to developing the policy and infrastructure that supports these goals.”

    This event is supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Building Blocks Technical Assistance program. Kingston is one of 25 communities nationwide that are receiving assistance in 2017 through the Building Blocks program. To learn more about the Building Blocks program, please visit:

    http://www2.epa.gov/smart-growth/building-blocks-sustainable-communities.

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