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

    7/30/2018 - Mayor Noble Appoints City Engineer

    Mayor Steve Noble Appoints City Engineer

    KINGSTON, N.Y. - Mayor Noble is pleased to announce the appointment of John Schultheis to the position of City Engineer.

    Mr. Schultheis is a Professional Engineer with 23 years of experience in a range of civil engineering assignments and positions, including transportation, utility, and drainage design, permitting and construction. He has worked on projects in numerous cities and counties, including design and permitting to meet Department of Transportation criteria. His technical skills extend to roadway, drainage, potable water distribution, sanitary sewer collection/transmission, reclaimed water modeling, design, permitting, bidding and construction.

    “John will be an excellent addition to our team and will be a great asset to our City as we continue to navigate major capital projects in the future,” said Mayor Noble. “I also want to thank Ralph Swenson for his leadership over the years as our City Engineer and wish him the very best in his retirement.”

    Mr. Schultheis recently moved to New York from Florida with his three children. He is set to start in his new position on Tuesday, September 4th.