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
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    3/15/2019 - City of Kingston Launches Kingston 311

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    March 15, 2019

     

    THE CITY OF KINGSTON LAUNCHES

    KINGSTON 311 

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the launch of Kingston 311, an app, website and phone system, which will allow Kingston residents to quickly and easily report issues and concerns and submit service requests. 

    The app, which is available for Android & iPhones, is a fast and simple way to connect to City officials in non-emergency situations. This system is a valuable resource to submit service requests for streetlight replacement, roadwork, City signage, traffic calming measures and other concerns. Issues with snow removal and reporting of vehicles and sidewalks not in accordance with the Snow Emergency restrictions can also be submitted through Kingston 311. Photos can be attached to illustrate service orders. 

    Once a service request is submitted, it is logged into the City’s QAlert system and will be routed to the appropriate City department. The submitter will get updates as the request works its way through the system, and ultimately will receive a reply with a resolution. Progress can also be tracked through the app. 

    “The Kingston 311 app will give residents a direct line to the City’s resources,” said Mayor Noble. “Anyone with a smartphone can easily submit a service request as it happens, and can also include photos, which will help our City workers better address issues, all in the most efficient process.”

    In addition to requests for service, the app includes links to the City’s mobile-friendly website for news and information, and a direct link to the City’s Facebook page, where the latest updates about snow emergencies and traffic closures are posted. 

    The launch of the app coincides with the launch of a new phone system. By dialing 311 from most devices within the City of Kingston during regular business hours (8:30am-4:30pm), the caller will connect straight to the City, where the same issues, concerns and service requests can be logged. Calls can be received in English and Spanish. Calls with service requests will also be logged into the QAlert system, and callers will receive updates as the request is handled, and then resolved. 

    App available for Android & iPhones

    Website: https://www.kingston-ny.gov/311/

    Phone: dial 311