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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

    Kingston News

    4/3/2020 - Mayor Noble Asks NYS for Property Tax Extension for City of Kingston Homeowners

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    April 3, 2020 

     

    Mayor Noble Asks NYS for Property Tax Extension for City of Kingston Homeowners

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble has contacted Governor Andrew Cuomo to request a property tax deadline extension without penalty for current taxpayers in the City of Kingston.

    The 2020 property tax installment for non-escrowed, second-half payments is due April 30. However, Mayor Noble has requested an extension of the current tax installment deadline for the City of Kingston homeowners to be extended without interest or penalty until May 21, 2020.  In order to offer this 21-day extension to Kingston residents, Governor Cuomo must issue an Executive Order pursuant to Real Property Tax Law Section 925-a (2), authorizing the City of Kingston to extend the payment period. 

    “During these challenging and unprecedented times, I am looking for any and all measures that will alleviate the fear and anxiety of members of our community and to help provide some relief,” said Mayor Noble.  “My office has received calls from constituents who are concerned about their ability to pay their taxes on time as a result of the hardships from the COVID-19 pandemic. It is my duty as Mayor to help in any way I can, and I urge the Governor to grant us this extension.”   

    Each fiscal year, the City of Kingston taxes are due in two equal installments.  The first installment is due within 45 days after tax levy has been set by resolution of the Common Council, which this year was February 14, 2020.  The second installment is then due within 120 days after the tax levy has been set, which this year is April 30, 2020.

    View Mayor Noble's letter to Governor Cuomo HERE