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]

    Common Council Members

    Ward Map

    Updated Common Council Rules

    ALDERMAN-At Large

    Andrea Shaut
    Common Council 
    355 Hasbrouck Ave. 


    [email protected]
    Term: January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2023

    Common Council Resolutions


    Term: January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2023

    First Ward
    Barbara Hill
    203 Lucas Avenue
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    Second Ward
    Carl Frankel
    (845) 750-7056
    27 Crown Street
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    Third Ward 
    Reynolds Scott-Childress

    (845) 392-2919
    62 Lounsbury Place
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    Fourth Ward-Majority Leader
    Rita Worthington
    83 Prospect Street
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    Fifth Ward
    Naimah Muhammad
    (845) 392-3808 
    82 Hoffman Street
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    Sixth Ward
    Tony Davis

    (845) 392-4607
    84 Emerick Street
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    Seventh Ward
    Michael Olivieri
    12 Sylvester Street
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    Eighth Ward
    Steven Schabot
    10 Presidents Place 
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    Ninth Ward
    Michele Hirsch

    81 Brewster Street
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    Common Council Committee Appointments

    Term: January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2023

    Finance/Audit Laws and Rules/Cable
    Reynolds Scott-Childress, Chairman Rita Worthington, Chairman
    Michael Olivieri Barbara Hill
    Tony Davis Carl Frankel
    Michele Hirsch Reynolds Scott-Childress
    Steven Schabot Michael Olivieri 


    General Gov't/Public Safety Community Development  (also appointed to Mayor's CDC)
    Tony Davis, Chairman Steve Schabot, Chairman
    Barbara Hill Naimah Muhammad
    Michael Olivieri Rita Worthington
    Naimah Muhammad Carl Frankel
    Michele Hirsch Michael Olivieri



    Common Council Liaison Appointments

    Term: January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2023

    Fire Board Tony Davis
    Water Board Michele Hirsch
    Recreation Steve Schabot
    Planning Board Michael Olivieri
    Zoning Board Carl Frankel
    Veterans Organizations Steve Schabot
    Library Naimah Muhammad
    Kingston Uptown Business Association Carl Frankel
    Midtown Business Association Naimah Muhammad
    Rondout Business Association Steve Schabot
    Public Works Michael Olivieri
    Kingston Local Development Corp. Barbara Hill
    Heritage Area Commission Rita Worthington
    Police Board Tony Davis
    Economic Development Michael Olivieri
    Tree Commission Rennie Scott-Childress
    Climate Smart Kingston  Carl Frankel
    Conservation Advisory Council  Michele Hirsch
    Arts Commission  Rennie Scott-Childress 
    Kingston Housing Authority Michele Hirsch
    Live Well Barbara Hill
    Kingston City Land Bank  Naimah Muhammad 
    Historic Landmarks Preservation Commission Rita Worthington
    Complete Streets Barbara Hill 


    City Judges

    Lawrence Ball

    Philip Kirschner

    Other Elected Officials

    Ulster County Legislators

    City of Kingston Term: January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2023

    District 5 
    Abe Uchitelle (D) (W)

    Phone: (845) 340-3900
    District 7 
    Peter Criswell (D)(W)

    Phone: (845)340-3900
    District 6 
    Phil Erner (D) (W) (I)



    Appointed Officers

    City Clerk 
    Elisa Tinti
    (845) 334-3914
    John R. Tuey 
    (845) 334-3941

    Corporation Counsel 

    Barbara Graves-Poller
    (845) 334-3947

    Taylor Bruck
    (845) 399-4079