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

    9/27/2023 - NYS Comptroller Releases City of Kingston’s 2022 Fiscal Stress Score


    September 27, 2023


    NYS Comptroller’s Office Releases City of Kingston’s

    2022 Fiscal Stress Score



    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that for the third 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. For the first time, the City of Kingston’s Environmental Stress Score is 0.0.

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

    2022                            1.7%


    “The City of Kingston has demonstrated overwhelming resilience, and, despite the pandemic and rising interest rate, we are on steady financial footing. I am happy that the State Comptroller’s Office has recognized our strong standing, and given us a low score again for 2022. We also have the lowest possible Environmental stress score with a zero” said Mayor Noble. “I thank our Comptroller John Tuey for his hard work and dedication to keeping our municipal finances in good order and I thank the Common Council for their budgetary oversight. We are using best budgeting practices, we are leading the City of Kingston into a strong financial future.”

    City of Kingston Comptroller John Tuey said, “I’m pleased that the City was able to maintain its fiscal stress score at 1.7% in a year where inflationary pressures resulted in rising costs across the board.  Our strong financial footing is a major asset heading into a near future in which global and national economic volatility could impact local government budgets.”

    “Our fiscal stress early warning system identifies potential financial problems for local governments so they can take corrective action to avoid problems down the road,” DiNapoli said. “The fact that fewer local governments were in fiscal stress in fiscal year 2022 was largely due to the infusion of aid from the American Rescue Plan Act and sales tax revenue growth. Sales tax collections have leveled off in recent months and federal dollars are being spent down, so localities should plan their budgets cautiously and accordingly.”

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