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

    1/25/2022 - Mayor Nobles Signs Good Cause Eviction Legislation


    January 25, 2022 


    Mayor Nobles Signs Good Cause Eviction Legislation


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that he has signed the Good Cause Eviction legislation passed by the Common Council. 

    Good Cause Eviction gives every tenant in Kingston the right to a lease renewal, and protects against predatory rent increases and unfair evictions. The legislation stops landlords from removing tenants without an order from a judge, who would decide if an eviction is for a good cause. “Good causes” include failure to pay reasonable rent, violating terms of the lease, causing a nuisance, or is in violation of the law.

    “I want to thank the Common Council and our community partners who have stood with us through this process. We know there may be some legal challenges to this legislation, but we are doing everything in our power to protect our tenants, and make sure no one in Kingston is displaced who wants to remain here,” said Mayor Noble. “It’s my firm belief that every single person deserves a safe place to live, and it’s my hope that this legislation will help ensure all community members continue to have housing in the City of Kingston. We join a number of other communities who have passed Good Cause legislation, but I believe it’s imperative that New York State also take up this type of legislation so that all communities have these protections in place.”

    The legislation can be found here: 

    Mayor Noble, working with RUPCO, recently announced a Landlord Assistance program, which provides direct financial assistance to landlords to offer additional affordable housing units and to make improvements to existing affordable units.