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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
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Agendas, Minutes, Packets, Meeting Dates & Recordings


    This is the central depository of Kingston's agendas, minutes, legal notices and meeting dates from a number of boards, commissions, and committees within the city. In addition, various boards (not all) post their meeting packets.  Use the drop-down menu box below to choose the group you are interested in, then make the appropriate selections to find the agenda, minutes or packet you need. 

    Events for 1/26/2021
    Start Time6:30 PM
    End Time7:00 PM
    Title
    CDBG Public Hearing
    Location
    Virtual
    Extra Details
    The Common Council has approved the reallocation of $554,500 from multiple years of the City’s Community Development Block Grant annual entitlement funds: $500,000 for City-wide Sewer Infrastructure Improvements, $50,000 for asbestos removal and demolition at 500 Broadway, and $4,500 for a Special Economic Development Activity – Micro-Enterprise Assistance for Business Alliance in Kingston.
     
    A public hearing will be held on January 26, 2021 at 6:30pm and can be accessed by clicking: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85850627684...
    Passcode: 5wPfycMF
     
    To sign up to speak at the public hearing, email apeterson@kingston-ny.gov no later than January 26, 2021 4:00pm or mail to the Office of Community Development, City Hall, 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY, 12401.
     
    Questions should be directed to Amee Peterson, Office of Community Development at (845) 417-3281.

    CITY OF KINGSTON
    Office of Community Development
    abruck@kingston-ny.gov
    Amanda L. Bruck, Director Steven T. Noble, Mayor
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    Finance and Audit Committee
    Common Council Caucus

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    Common Council

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    Special Policing Committee

    4
    Parks and Recreation Commission
    Public Hearing
    Historic Landmarks Preservation Commission

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    Tree Commission
    Conservation Advisory Council

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    Complete Streets
    Kingston Water Board
    Finance and Audit Committee

    11
    Arts Commission Meeting
    Zoning Board of Appeals
    Public Hearing

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    Planning Board Meeting
    CDBG Public Hearing

    17
    Live Well Kingston
    Police Commission
    Laws and Rules Committee

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    Kingston Local Development Corporation

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    Civil Service Commission

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    Community Development

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    Climate Smart Kingston
    Public Safety/General Government Committee
    Heritage Area Commission

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    Public Hearing

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