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
    Email:
    info@kingston-ny.gov

    Kingston News

    1/20/2021 - Statement from Mayor Noble Regarding the Kingstonian PILOT Vote

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    January 20, 2021 

    Statement from Mayor Noble Regarding the Kingstonian PILOT Vote: 

    This morning, the Ulster County Industrial Development Agency voted 6-1, approving the Kingstonian’s Payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) agreement. I would like to thank the IDA for their thoughtful consideration and for recognizing the many strengths and benefits that the Kingstonian will provide to the community. 

    This is a major step forward for the Kingstonian, which will have myriad public benefits and will support several key issues facing our City – the PILOT will provide millions of dollars in additional revenue to the Kingston City School District; the development will provide 14 units of affordable housing and 129 market rate housing units; the parking garage will double the amount of public parking currently available in that space; and the design will include public amenities such as an open-air plaza and much-needed public restrooms. 

    I believe that the Kingstonian project has improved through each step in its approval process, taking into account considerable community feedback on design, adding an affordable housing component, and making changes to the PILOT agreement that provide all taxing jurisdictions with additional tax payments. I want to thank the local developers for being willing to adapt this project and I also want to thank the members of the public who have lent their voices to the public process. I believe the end result will be the best project for the community at exactly the right time for our Uptown Business District, and I look forward to seeing the Kingstonian development move forward.