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

    9/29/2022 - City of Kingston’s 2021 Fiscal Stress Score Released


    September 29, 2022


    NYS Comptroller’s Office Releases City of Kingston’s

    2021 Fiscal Stress Score



    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, the City of Kingston has received a Fiscal Stress Score of 1.7% from the New York State Comptroller’s Office.

    A lower number indicates a lower fiscal stress score. On a scale of 0 to 100, based on the City’s fiscal year-end results, the City of Kingston received a score of 1.7%.

    The Office of the State Comptroller uses the Fiscal Stress Monitoring System to examine the annual financial information reported by each municipality. This analysis provides an objective assessment of the fiscal challenges facing individual local governments and school districts, identifying situations where corrective action may be needed.


    Fiscal Year                 Score

    2017                            6.7%

    2018                            6.5%

    2019                            5%

    2020                            1.7%

    2021                            1.7%   


    “I am proud that our 2021 Fiscal Stress Score remained at the previous year’s low level, and that our environmental stress score went down,” said Mayor Noble. “As always, I thank our Comptroller John Tuey for his steady hand on our municipal finances and the Common Council for their budgetary oversight. Despite the lingering effects of the pandemic, we were able to maintain solid financial standing, and by using sound budgeting practices year after year, we are consistently leading the City of Kingston on a strong path forward.”

    City of Kingston Comptroller John Tuey said, “Kingston’s score staying level at 1.7% on a scale of 0% to 100%, with a lower score indicative of less stress, is certainly positive news and is reflective of the City’s continued attention towards fiscal governance. A strong financial footing has benefitted the City by providing for budgetary stability, enhanced access to capital, and lower debt service costs.”

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