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

    Kingston News

    10/17/2019 - Mayor Noble’s 2020 Recommended Budget Released

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    October 17, 2019

     

    Mayor Noble’s 2020 Recommended Budget Released

     

    KINGSTON, NY – At tonight’s Budget Address, Mayor Steve Noble announced his 2020 Recommended Budget. His budget presentation can be found here and was live-streamed by Radio Kingston.

    Highlights of the 2020 Recommended Budget include: 

    • The tax levy remains at $17,650,940 for the fifth year in a row (0% increase)
    • 0% increase in sewer rates
    • No layoffs
    • 12 full-time positions added or expanded including a full-time Bilingual Clerk, a full-time Director of Arts & Cultural Affairs, three positions at DPW including a Tree Maintenance Technician
    • Major infrastructure projects will be completed or underway in 2020
    • Low Fiscal Stress Score (6.7 out of 100)
    • Appropriate funding in contingency for non-recurring costs (such as retroactive raises for employees)

    In addition to added capacity in several key departments, the 2020 Recommended Budget includes a variety of exciting capital projects including Wi-Fi in Kingston parks, essential DPW equipment, and a new fire engine. In the Parks and Recreation capital plan, $150,000 has been set aside for improvements to Block and Loughran Parks as well as the construction of a skatepark at Hasbrouck Park. 

    For the first time in a decade, the Mayor’s proposed budget would decrease spending. In his Recommended Budget, Mayor Noble is cutting spending while adding services and expanding capacity.

    The Common Council’s Public Hearing on the 2020 Recommended Budget will be held on Monday, October 28 at 6:00pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall. 

    **All of the following Budget Finance Meetings will be at 6:30pm in Conference Room 1

    Monday, October 28            DPW/Waste Water Treatment Plant budget review

    Wednesday, Oct. 30             KPD budget review

    Monday, Nov. 4                   Fire/Building Safety budget review

    Wednesday, Nov. 6              Parks and Recreation budget review

    Monday, Nov. 18                 City Hall budget review

    Monday, Nov. 25                 Wrap Up meeting

    Videos of the Finance Meetings will be posted at www.kingston-ny.gov/kingstonlive

    2020 Recommended Budget: https://www.kingston-ny.gov/news/?FeedID=1074

    2020 Recommended Budget Presentation: https://www.kingston-ny.gov/filestorage/8463/13525/2020_Budget_Address_presentation.pdf