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

    Kingston News

    3/9/2018 - City of Kingston to host Equitable Development Community Workshop on Thursday, March 22nd at 6:00pm at City Hall

    Mayor Steve Noble Announces

    “Equitable Development” Community Workshop

    Thursday, March 22nd at 6:00pm at City Hall


    KINGSTON, N.Y. Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce a community workshop regarding “equitable development” to be held on Thursday, March 22nd at 6:00pm at City Hall, located at 420 Broadway.

    This event is a follow up to the successful public workshop held in May 2017 and supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through its Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program. The purpose of the program was to help the community evaluate its priorities to work toward equitable development and support community goals for housing, local businesses, jobs, transportation, and preserving opportunities for residents. In part, the U.S. EPA defines equitable development as “…a range of approaches for creating communities and regions where residents of all incomes, races, and ethnicities participate in and benefit from decisions that shape the places where they live.” Kingston was one of only 25 communities nationwide that received assistance in 2017 through the U.S. EPA Building Blocks program.

    As part of the May 2017 workshop series, participants were tasked with creating broad goals and proposed actions or initiatives to achieve those goals. The goals identified by the community participants included:

    • Strengthen existing neighborhoods and provide access to economic opportunity
    • Maintain neighborhood culture through economic change
    • Complete sidewalk network and make streets safe for all users
    • Sustain and create affordable housing
    • Communicate effectively among community

    The purpose of the upcoming Community Workshop is to introduce the concept of Equitable Development to the broader public, review the proposed goals, actions and initiatives from the May 2017 workshop, determine any progress that has been made in achieving those goals or barriers to success, identify missing goals, actions and initiatives, and set next steps.

    The format of the Community Workshop will include: opening remarks from Mayor Noble; a recap and review of the initial goals and actions proposed by community members at the first workshop; and rotating discussion groups regarding the five major identified goal areas.