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

    6/7/2024 - City of Kingston and Kingston House of Culture to Host Food Truck Festival at 615 Broadway


    June 7, 2024


    City of Kingston and Kingston House of Culture to Host Food Truck Festival at 615 Broadway


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston and Kingston House of Culture are hosting a Food Truck Festival at 615 Broadway on Friday, June 28, 2024, from 6:00-9:00pm, which will feature a DJ, live dancers, food trucks, vendors, and more.

    “Thank you to our Department of Housing Initiatives and Kingston House of Culture for putting on this fun event, which will take advantage of this currently under-utilized lot, and educate that public on the upcoming development on the site,” said Mayor Noble. “Through a request for proposals issued by the City, we have been working with Baxter Development to create a design that exemplifies the City’s new form-based zoning code and will complement the current buildings and aesthetic along Broadway. This site of a former condemned motel will be transformed into a community asset, and we want the neighborhood to come out and learn more about it.”

    “We are thrilled to collaborate with the City of Kingston on this food truck festival. It’s particularly exciting to temporarily transform a long-vacant site in Midtown into a vibrant community gathering space. I encourage everyone to join us, enjoy great food and music, and learn about the housing planned for the site,” said David Sosa of the Kingston House of Culture.

    “Thank you to the Kingston House of Culture for helping to host this event! This is a great opportunity for residents to enjoy the space at 615 Broadway,” said Bartek Starodaj, Director of Housing Initiatives.

    Interested food trucks may contact Bartek Starodaj at 845-334-3928.

    The property at 615 Broadway, is being developed by Baxter DevCo, in consultation with the City, to create a sustainable and dynamic mixed-use development on the site. The project site is 0.78 acres, located in the Midtown District adjacent to the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC). The plan includes 70 residential units, ground floor commercial space for arts-focused businesses, and dedicated public open space for the Pauline Oliveros Deep Listening Plaza. At least 20% of the residential units will be provided to households averaging 80% AMI. The team is currently working through site plan approvals and construction is expected to begin in 2025. More information about the 615 Broadway project at

    Mayor Noble established the Department of Housing Initiatives in 2020 to support housing planning in the City of Kingston. The Department manages housing-related grants, supports the construction of new market-rate and affordable housing, develops policies to protect existing residents, and addresses the connection between housing and sustainability, health, and mobility. The Department also reviews the disposition of city-owned property suitable for housing development and collaborates with local and regional housing organizations. Visit