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

    3/22/2024 - Midtown Thriving to Launch with Public Meeting


    March 22, 2024


    Midtown Thriving to Launch with Public Meeting


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the Midtown Thriving project will officially kick off with a public meeting on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at 6pm at City Hall and virtually via Zoom. Live Spanish interpretation and childcare will be available.

    In November 2023, the City of Kingston, in partnership with Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, won a Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) grant for $238,559 from the New York Department of State. With the funding, the City and Pattern for Progress will create Midtown Thriving: A Community Vision to Revitalize Vacant Properties, a plan for the redevelopment of vacant and abandoned properties within a 270-acre area running along the Broadway corridor. The planning process is an opportunity to proactively align future development and investment in Midtown with the local community’s priorities and needs.

    “We are excited to kick off the Midtown Thriving initiative, which will encourage the revitalization of underutilized parcels to create environmentally responsible, mixed-use and walkable infill redevelopment in Midtown Kingston,” said Mayor Noble. “We look forward to public input in this plan, which should represent a true community vision for the redevelopment. We are thrilled to partner with Pattern for Progress who will shepherd this process, starting with an in-depth analysis of existing conditions and opportunities for revitalization and including many opportunities for public engagement.”

    The final plan, which is expected to take two years to complete, will be submitted to the State to complete the BOA nomination. Designation as a BOA by the State will give development in the area priority and preference for State programs, eligibility for pre-development funding, and it will unlock additional brownfield cleanup program tax credits for property owners and developers.

    City of Kingston Housing Director Bartek Starodaj said, “With the City’s new form-based code in place, now is the time to remediate and redevelop vacant and underutilized properties in Midtown. The Brownfield Opportunity Area is an opportunity to create a community vision for these properties that can be implemented with public, non-profit, and private partners.”

    Midtown Thriving Public Meeting

    Wednesday, April 10, 2024


    City Hall Council Chambers

    & virtually via Zoom (registration required)

    Live Spanish interpretation available

    More information at