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

    2/2/2018 - City of Kingston Releases Request for Proposals for 615 Broadway

    February 2, 2018



    City of Kingston Releases Request for Proposals for 615 Broadway


    Kingston, N.Y. Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the city-owned parcel known as “Broadway Commons,” located at 615 Broadway, SBL# 56.109-3-16.

    As described in the Request for Proposals, the City of Kingston is seeking responses from qualified developers to design, construct and operate a mixed use development at Broadway Commons. In particular, the City is interested in a mix of housing units and/or appropriate commercial and retail space, with the inclusion of public greenspace or a public square. Proposals should align with the City’s Comprehensive Plan and should clearly demonstrate that the City and public will benefit from the projects proposed.

    “Since 2016, we have made great progress in establishing Broadway Commons as a shared community space, holding the official launch party for the Midtown Arts District, partnering with the Bruderhof and UPAC to host a Community Celebration Day, and honoring the late Pauline Oliveros by naming the front greenspace of the property the Deep Listening Plaza,” said Mayor Noble. “These activities have helped bring a renewed sense of interest and hope for this property. I believe that we now have an opportunity to attract a skilled developer capable of creating a new and exciting addition to our community.”

    Inquiries related to this RFP must be submitted utilizing the form included in the RFP. These questions will be accepted until Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 4:00pm. A Developers’ Conference has been scheduled for February 16, 2018 at 11:00am at 615 Broadway. The RFP is due to the Purchasing Office at City Hall on March 8, 2018 at 11:00am.

    The RFP can be found at: