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

    5/14/2024 - Mayor Noble Announces the Auction of 168 Fairview Ave.


    May 14, 2024


    Mayor Noble Announces the Auction of 168 Fairview Ave.


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the city-owned property located at 168 Fairview Avenue will be auctioned on June 6, 2024 at 10:00am. The auction is open to the public.

    “Based on the property’s condition, the City and Common Council have decided that auction is the best route to get this property rehabilitated and back on the tax rolls,” said Mayor Noble. “The City originally acquired this property for tax arrears, and our hope is to have it be a thriving part of the neighborhood.” 

    The parcel at 168 Fairview Avenue, a single-family home on approximately .53 acres, will be sold to qualified bidders at a public auction at City Hall, located at 420 Broadway. in Council Chambers on June 6, 2024 at 10:00am.

    The following terms and conditions will apply to the sale:

    • At least 10% payable at the submission of said bid by certified check or cash made payable to the City of Kingston;
    • Purchaser shall be responsible for all filing and recording fees;
    • The property will be sold as is, with no guarantees;
    • The highest bidder will be forwarded to the city of Kington Common Council for approval. Upon approval of the Common Council, the Housing Initiatives Office will advise the individual of the necessary information needed to complete the property transfer. The successful purchaser will be responsible for all filing fees and will have sixty days from notification to complete the transaction. Upon receipt of all monies, and signing of the closing document by the purchaser and the Mayor, the Corporation Counsel Office will prepare and file a quitclaim deed with the County Clerk’s Office;
    • Interested purchasers may drive by to view the property from the street. Absolutely no entry onto the property or into the structure allowed;
    • The City of Kingston reserves the right to reject all bids received.


    For further information, contact the City of Kingston Office of Housing Initiatives at 845-334-3928.