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

    (845) 331-0080
    [email protected]

    Kingston News

    9/24/2021 - City of Kingston’s 2020 Fiscal Stress Score Released


    September 24, 2021 


    City of Kingston’s 2020 Fiscal Stress Score Released


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and Comptroller John Tuey are pleased to announce that the Office of the New York State Comptroller has released the City of Kingston’s fiscal stress score for 2020. On a scale of 0 to 100, the City received a score of 1.7%. A lower number indicates a lower fiscal stress score. 






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    New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s Fiscal Stress Monitoring System was implemented in 2013 to keep the public informed about the factors impacting local governments’ financial health. The system evaluates local governments on financial indicators including year-end fund balance, cash-on-hand, short-term borrowing, fixed costs and patterns of operating deficits and creates fiscal stress scores.

    The system also evaluates information such as population trends, poverty and unemployment in order to establish a separate “environmental” score for each municipality which can be used to help describe the context in which these local governments operate. 

    “Our 2020 Fiscal Stress Score clearly demonstrates how we, as a City, were able to weather the pandemic last year, and come out with strong financial standing,” said Mayor Noble. “I want to thank our Comptroller John Tuey and the Common Council for their oversight of our municipal finances. I am proud to say that by utilizing sound budgeting techniques, coordinated planning, and our departments’ ability to stay within their budgets, we have been able to consistently improve our financial footing during my time leading the City of Kingston.”

    City of Kingston Comptroller John Tuey said, “Kingston’s fiscal stress score of 1.7% is on a scale of 0% to 100%, with a lower score indicative of a stronger financial ranking. I’m pleased to see us continuing to track in the right direction on the NYS Comptroller’s scoring model, which takes into account key financial indicators that drive fiscal health.  The entire City of Kingston team, including our elected officials, department heads, and staff, have been willing and able partners in achieving this outcome.”

    For more information on the 2020 Fiscal Stress Score results, see the full report here: