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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

    4/9/2020 - City of Kingston Coronavirus Response Update

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    April 9, 2020 

    City of Kingston Coronavirus Response Update  

    KINGSTON, NY – As part of the COVID-19 response, Mayor Steven T. Noble, City of Kingston staff, Common Council members, and volunteers have been working to assist residents during this time of crisis, while continuing to deliver all essential City services. 

    Mayor Noble’s first priority was ensuring that no one goes hungry, and began by supporting the Kingston Emergency Food Collaborative and assisting with the creation of an Emergency Food Hotline (888-316-0879). Dozens of City staff have been helping to facilitate the hotline, prepare and package meals, and distribute food. The Emergency Food Collaboration is now delivering over 1,000 meals and groceries to 75 families per day.

    Mayor Noble announced today that the City of Kingston has made an additional $30,000 contribution to both Family of Woodstock and People’s Place to further support these organizations in providing emergency food assistance, food delivery arrangements, emergency counseling, and more. Mayor Noble has provided additional support to the Emergency Food Hotline efforts by devoting IT efforts to developing the software; renting tents for both the YMCA and People’s Place food distribution points; and renting a portable food cooling unit for the YMCA. Additionally, Mayor Noble is contributing $12,000 to the YMCA for operating costs at the food distribution point.

    However, food insecurity is only one of the issues facing our community. Additional efforts that Mayor Noble has initiated include: 

    • Requesting Governor Cuomo’s Office extend the City of Kingston’s second property tax payment, which due April 30, for 21 days.
    • The Kingston Water Department and Sewer Department has waived all water and sewer bill penalties starting on bill due dates beginning April 7, 2020 until at least May 12, 2020.  
    • The City’s Office of Community Development has secured approximately $440,000 in CDBG Disaster Recovery Funds that will help those most in need in our community. 
    • The Kingston Local Development Corporation is working to expand its small business loan program to support Kingston’s small businesses.
    • The City Assessor has cancelled all planned reassessments at this time. Assessments for all properties will remain the same except in the case of improvements, inventory adjustment or change of use.

    “This has been an unprecedented and unique crisis. I want to assure members of this community that we are doing everything we can to help ease the pain,” said Mayor Noble. “It will be a challenge, but I know that Kingston will get through this and will be stronger because we worked together and supported one another in our neighbors’ time of need.”