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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

    (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 2/11/2021
    Start Time6:00 PM
    End Time8:00 PM
    Zoning Board of Appeals
    Extra Details

    The Kingston City Zoning Board of Appeals announces a virtual public hearing on Thursday February 11, 2021 at 6 PM.  The public can dial in by phone  1-646-558-8656 Meeting ID:  864-6360-7488 Passcode:  67665317

    Recording of meeting:  Youtube Link

    Call to order:  Approval of minutes from December 2020 meeting


    New Business:


              1.   Owner: Hagai Barlev/ Applicant: Timely Signs

                          77 Cornell Street

                          Kingston NY 12401 

                          Zone: C-2

                          Ward 4 (SBL: 56.25-4-8)


     The applicant is seeking an Area variance from 405 – 36 H (4). For the purposes of a wall sign.


    2 .Owner/Applicant: Satoru Bauman

    249 Wall Street  

    Kingston NY 12401

    Zone: O-2 

    Ward: 2 (SBL 56.91-2-8)


    The applicant is seeking an Area variance from Chp. 405 -34 J (1) to park 4 vehicles on street.



        3. Owner/ Applicant: Michael and Kimberly Decker

                            1 Florence Street

                             Kingston NY 12401

                             Zone: R-1

                             Ward: 7 (SBL 48.82-6-59.110)


    The applicant seeks relief from Chp. 405 attach. 2 lot & bulk requirements for the rear yard set back requirement in the R-1 District which is 30 ft. The existing structure as depicted on the survey map is approximately 19’-6” from the setback and is pre-existing non conforming condition. The proposed addition maintains the building façade line and would result in a set back of 15’-3” from the rear yard.


    Old Business: None






































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