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

    2/26/2018 - Mayor Steve Noble Announces Forum on Police and Community Relations, Question & Answer Panel and Discussion

    February 26, 2018

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    Mayor Steve Noble Announces Forum on Police and Community Relations,

    Question & Answer Panel and Discussion Stations Planned

    Monday, March 12th at 6:00pm at City Hall

     

    KINGSTON, NY Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce an upcoming forum on police and community relations, to be held on Monday, March 12th at 6:00pm at Kingston’s City Hall, located at 420 Broadway.

    The forum will begin with opening remarks from Mayor Noble and Kingston Police Department Chief Egidio Tinti. Attendees will then have the opportunity to visit different stations where they can ask questions and speak to officers and Police Commissioners on a variety of topics. Confirmed stations include:

    ? Introduction to the Police Commission

    o What is the role of the Police Commission?

    o How are individuals appointed?

    o Are there other Commission and Advisory Board models to consider?

    ? Body Worn Cameras and Recording Devices

    o How many cameras have been activated? How do they work? Do all officers wear these?

    o Draft policy to be considered by Police Commission

    ? Right to Know Act- Officer Identification policy to be considered by Police Commission

    ? Community-Oriented Policing “COP” Car

    o What events and areas should the officers visit or visit more frequently to build relationships in the community?

    ? Welcoming and Inclusive Community Resolution

    o Is Kingston a sanctuary city?

    o Attorney General Guidance and draft policy to be considered by Police Commission

    ? Police Training

    o A comprehensive listing of required trainings

    o What additional trainings should officers attend?

    ? Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

    The forum will include a moderated question and answer session, with a panel that will include Mayor Noble, Chief Tinti and the Police Commissioners.

    Questions can be submitted prior to the event by e-mailing ltimbrouck@kingston-ny.gov or attendees can bring their questions with them. Following the panel, attendees will have an opportunity to return to the interactive stations and discuss the topics of interest in further detail.

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