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 6/17/2023
    Start Time1:00 PM
    End Time5:00 PM
    City of Kingston Rent Guidelines Board
    To Be Announced
    Extra Details

    **Public Hearing of the City of Kingston Rent Guidelines Board** 

    • June 17, 2023 Public Hearing, at 1:00 p.m.
      • This hearing will take place at Kingston Library's 2nd Floor Community Room, located at 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY 12401. It will be held to hear testimony from tenants, owners, and other interested members of the public concerning how the KRGB should determine the guideline rates of rent adjustments, if any, for leases subject to the ETPA, which commence between October 1, 2023 and September 30, 2024.  
      • Members of the public may sign up to speak prior to the hearing by sending an e-mail to [email protected]. Alternatively, members of the public may sign up to speak on the day of the hearing. The speakers addressing the KRGB during the hearing will be limited to three minutes for individuals and five minutes for persons on behalf of entities or organizations. The KRGB will also accept written statements in lieu of testimony, which may be sent to the following email address: [email protected].

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    Complete Streets
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    Public Hearing
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    Ethics Board
    Tree Commission - Re-Scheduled
    Kingston City Land Bank

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