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

    5/4/2018 - City of Kingston and Ulster County to Host Community Meeting Focused on Underutilized Sites in Midtown Kingston on Wednesday, May 9th at 6:00pm at City Hall

    May 4, 2018



    City of Kingston and Ulster County to Host Community Meeting Focused on Underutilized Sites in Midtown Kingston

    Wednesday, May 9th at 6:00pm at City Hall

    KINGSTON, N.Y- Community members, particularly residents and business owners in Midtown Kingston, are invited to attend a community meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 9th at 6:00pm in City Hall’s Common Council Chambers. The focus of this meeting will be to identify underutilized areas in Midtown Kingston and establish goals and priorities for the future. This meeting is being held in coordination with Ulster County and the City of Kingston and is sponsored with funding from the New York State Department of State.

    This event is part of a countywide revitalization planning process with funding from the New York State Department of State (NYSDOS) Brownfield Opportunity Area Grant program. The project identifies five study areas within communities across the county, including Midtown Kingston, evaluates study area conditions, and identifies barriers and potential opportunities for advancing revitalization efforts for these areas.

     “We appreciate this valuable assistance from our partners in Ulster County and the Department of State,” said Mayor Noble. “The opportunities identified in the final report will assist us in advancing revitalization efforts  underway in Midtown and to secure new resources to spur economic development throughout the area.”

    The study area mirrors the boundaries and focuses of the City’s initial proposal (2016) for Downtown Revitalization Initiative funding and presents a range of diverse revitalization opportunities for the business owners, property owners, the community, City and County to consider. The opportunities in this report can help: build on Midtown’s successful redevelopment and greenway trail investments; attract state funding and private investment incentives; revitalize underutilized sites, vacant areas, and known brownfield sites; increase recreation and open space; and improve neighborhood housing and quality of life.

    For additional information, contact Brenna Robinson, Director of the City of Kingston’s Office of Economic and Community Development, at 845-334-3924 or at [email protected].