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]

    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 3/23/2023
    Start Time6:30 PM
    End Time8:00 PM
    Kingston Forward SEQR Hearing
    City Hall Conf. Room 1
    Extra Details

    Kingston Forward Citywide Form-Based Code Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement Public Hearing
    March 23, 2023, 6:30pm
    *Council Chambers*, City Hall

    or via Zoom

    Please click the link below to join the webinar:
    Passcode: vtCfm5pD

    Or dial: +1 646 558 8656  
    Webinar ID: 847 4227 7858
    Passcode: 47130774


    The meeting will also be livestreamed on the City's Youtube page:

    In Resolution 50 of 2023, and in conformance to the State Environmental Quality Review Act process, the City of Kingston Common Council accepted a draft Generic Environmental Statement (“DGEIS”) as complete in scope and content for the adoption of a Citywide Form-Based Zoning Code.

    The DGEIS considers all potential environmental impacts and reasonable project alternatives to the adoption of the Citywide Form-Based Code. If applicable, it also recommends mitigation measures where impacts might occur. The DGEIS includes a discussion on issues such as plants & animal resources, open space & recreation, historic resources, and community services & infrastructure.

    The Council has scheduled a public hearing for March, 23, 2023 and a public comment period that runs through April 10, 2023. Written comments are strongly encouraged and may be emailed to Bartek Starodaj, Director of Housing Initiatives, via [email protected] or dropped off at the City Clerk’s Office. The public hearing will take plan on March 23, 2023 in Council Chambers in Kingston City Hall.

    For more information and to read the DGEIS, you may visit: The full draft of the DGEIS is also available for viewing at the City Clerk’s office.

    Link to Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement

    Link to Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement Appendices

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