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

    5/1/2018 - City of Kingston to Hire New Superintendent of Public Works in June

    May 1, 2018



    City of Kingston to Hire New Superintendent of Public Works in June

    KINGSTON, N.Y. - The City of Kingston will be hiring a new Superintendent for the Department of Public Works in June 2018 after the departure of current Superintendent Joseph Chenier at the end of May. Mr. Chenier has served in this role since 2016.

    Mayor Noble commended Mr. Chenier on the leadership he provided to the Department, stating, “Joe was essential in advancing the efforts of the Department of Public Works. One of the many long-lasting contributions he made during his tenure was the establishment of an electronic work order system that allows for a streamlined flow of work and increased accountability among all Department divisions. In addition, Joe worked to break down silos between departments, which resulted in the more efficient use of resources and improved communication.”

    For additional information, including a Statement of Duties and a comprehensive list of desired qualifications, visit The City of Kingston’s Civil Service Office will be accepting applications until Friday, June 8, 2018.

    The City of Kingston’s Department of Public Works is comprised of a workforce of approximately 60 individuals. The Department is divided into nine primary divisions, including: Public Works Administration; Safety Division; Street Division; Sewer Maintenance; Sanitation; Waste Water Treatment; Citibus; Fleet Maintenance; and Park Maintenance.



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