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

    4/12/2024 - Mayor Noble Announces City Acquisition of 25 Field Court


    April 12, 2024


    Mayor Noble Announces City Acquisition of 25 Field Court


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston has acquired a long-vacant property, 25 Field Court, which has been in tax arrears since 2010.

    The property at 25 Field Court is an approximately 0.85-acre site in a mixed commercial and residential area in Midtown, directly adjacent to the Midtown Linear Park and nearby the vibrant Broadway business corridor.

    “This site has unfortunately sat abandoned for many years, right in the heart of our City, while the surrounding corridor on Field Court has become a bustling hub for local businesses,” said Mayor Noble. “I’m proud of the work our team has done to acquire this property and I look forward to future development that will restore the site to a vibrant part of the community.”

    “25 Field Court has been a blight in the midtown neighborhood for too long. This is a singular opportunity for the City to be involved in the environmental cleanup and redevelopment of this important property in line with the goals of the City’s new zoning code. I’m eager to move swiftly with next steps,” said Bartek Starodaj, Director of Housing Initiatives.

    The property has frontage on two roads, Field Court and O’Neil Street, with 125 feet along Field Court and approximately 120 feet along O’Neil Street. The property currently contains an unoccupied single-story brick building constructed in 1966 that is approximately 12,000 square feet. The property has a parking lot fronting Field Court and another parking lot facing O’Neil Street. Another building that housed various mechanic and office uses formerly existed on the site.

    Under the City’s recently adopted form-based zoning code, the site is zoned as T5 Flex, which allows for a wide variety of uses and building types.

    The City is currently working to designate the area of Midtown that includes 25 Field Court as a Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) as part of the Midtown Thriving project. Once the area is designated as a BOA, the site would be eligible to receive additional tax credits and state grants.