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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

    5/6/2020 - City of Kingston Files 2020 Tentative Assessment Roll

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    May 6, 2020

     

    City of Kingston Files 2020 Tentative Assessment Roll  

    Online Grievance Day to be Held on May 26

     

    KINGSTON, NY – The City of Kingston’s Assessor has filed the Tentative Assessment Roll for 2020. Due to the Coronavirus and its effects on the local economy, 2020 assessments citywide will remain at the 2019 assessments, unless there was an improvement or change to the property in the last year.

    A copy of the 2020 Tentative Assessment Roll is available at https://ulstercountyny.gov/real-property/assessment-rolls until May 26, 2020. The Assessor will be available to discuss any property owner’s valuation complaint prior to Grievance Day by phone. Appointments can be made by calling (845) 334-3912, and will be scheduled during the following times: 

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020 from 4:00–8:00pm

    Saturday, May 16, 2020 from 9:00am–1:00pm

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020 from 9:00am–1:00pm

    Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 12:00–4:00pm

    To hear and examine all complaints in relation to assessments, the Board of Assessment Review will meet on Tuesday May 26, 2020, from 3:00–5:00pm and 7:00–9:00pm via virtual meeting. Meeting link and call-in information will be posted to the City’s website and Facebook one week prior to the Board of Assessment Review meeting.