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

    7/27/2018 - Mayor Noble Appoints Director of Building Safety

    July 26, 2018



    Mayor Noble Appoints Director of Building Safety


    KINGSTON, N.Y. - Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Knox as the Director of Building Safety. Mr. Knox has served as a Housing Rehabilitation Specialist for the City’s Office of Economic and Community Development since 2013.

    “With Steve on board in this new position, we have the opportunity to further advance our ambitious housing and neighborhood revitalization efforts,” said Mayor Noble. “Steve has an extensive background in both construction and community development and understands the needs of property owners, residents and contractors. I am confident that he will apply this experience to ensure that individuals are given the education and support to improve their facilities and absentee landlords and ‘zombie’ building owners are pressed to maintain their properties.”

    Raised in Kingston, Mr. Knox is currently a resident of Hurley and has 30 years of experience in the construction industry, both as a tradesman and a small business owner. He has 9 years’ experience as a Housing Rehabilitation Specialist and holds a certification as a NYS Code Enforcement official. In addition, he holds Building Performance Institute certifications for Building Analyst, Envelope Professional and Heating Professional.

    “Our team will work hard to serve the community with integrity through the interpretation and enforcement of all Building Codes while promoting public safety,” said Mr. Knox.

    An early initiative Mr. Knox intends to spearhead is improvements to the Department’s accessibility, stating, “We look forward to providing enhanced access to Building Safety and Zoning Enforcement services with improvements to the Department’s webpage. Giving residents the option to submit applications and relevant documents during non-traditional business hours is a practical approach when considering the busy schedules most people have today.”

    Mr. Knox started in this new position on July 23rd.