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

    11/27/2018 - Mayor Noble Announces New Appointments to Key Positions

    Mayor Noble Announces New Appointments to

    Key Positions in Administration


    KINGSTON, N.Y. – Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the appointment of two area residents to key positions within his administration.

    Elisa Tinti has been selected to serve as the City Clerk and Registrar. Ms. Tinti is the former alderwoman of the Sixth Ward (2012-2015) and has worked as an Adult Career Counselor for Ulster BOCES for the past ten years. She has attained two Masters in Education degrees (SUNY New Paltz and SUNY Albany) and holds a Bachelors of Arts in Public Communications from the College at Saint Rose. In addition, she previously served as a Community Liaison for former State Senator Tkaczyk.

    “Elisa has the experience to jump in and provide valuable support to my office, the public and to the Common Council,” said Mayor Noble. “As a former alderwoman herself, she knows firsthand what support elected officials need to best serve their constituents.”

    Ms. Tinti succeeds Carly Winnie, who has served as the City Clerk since 2012.

    “I want to thank Carly for serving as an important bridge between the previous administration and our current team,” commented Mayor Noble. “During her tenure, she played a big part in advancing a variety of important initiatives, including the implementation of a new agenda management system and the shift towards electronic record keeping of vital statistics. I wish her the very best in her future endeavors.”

    In addition to Ms. Tinti’s appointment to the position of City Clerk and Registrar, Mayor Noble is pleased to announce the selection of Summer Smith as the City’s new Director of Communications and Community Engagement, a position first established by Mayor Noble in 2016. Ms. Smith has worked in public relations for many years and has a background in Journalism. Her most recent experience has been in the book publishing realm, working with award-winning writers and critical thought-leaders. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Mississippi and currently resides in Kingston.

    “Summer is eager to help my administration continue and enhance our efforts to provide clear, accurate, and timely information to our community,” remarked Mayor Noble. “Open and transparent communication is a cornerstone of our work. Based upon her experience and ambitious agenda for 2019, I am confident that Summer will be a huge asset to the City of Kingston.”

    Ms. Smith is scheduled to start her position on Monday, December 3rd. Ms. Tinti will assume her position on Monday, December 17th.