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.


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    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York

    (845) 331-0080
    [email protected]

    Kingston News

    6/20/2017 - City of Kingston Comprehensive Plan Zoning Committee to host informational presentation on Thursday, June 29th at 6:00pm at City Hall

    June 20, 2017



    City of Kingston to host public informational presentations and forums on upcoming zoning update;

    first event to be held on June 29th at 6:00pm


    Event: Comprehensive Plan Zoning Committee Public Informational Presentation

    Date: Thursday, June 29th

    Time: 6:00pm

    Location: Kingston City Hall (420 Broadway) Common Council Chambers


    KINGSTON, N.Y. The City of Kingston, through its Comprehensive Plan Zoning Committee, has announced the first in a series of informational presentations and forums planned this summer to inform the community of proposed zoning amendments and to solicit public feedback. The first informational presentation will be held on Thursday, June 29th at 6:00pm at Kingston’s City Hall, located at 420 Broadway. The presentation will be led by Shuster Associates and Nelson, Pope and Voorhis LLC (formerly Turner-Miller Group, LLC.)

    “The Comprehensive Plan Zoning Committee has been working diligently to develop a multi-phase zoning update that aligns with our recently adopted Comprehensive Plan, streamlines processes, and preserves our historic and natural resources,” said Mayor Steve Noble. “While this initial presentation will focus on providing a broad overview of zoning within the City and the committee’s initial recommendations, it will also set the stage for subsequent forums in which we discuss many of the proposed zoning amendments at further length.”

    “It is gratifying to bring the committee’s work to the public after spending over a year fully immersed in this project,” said Common Council President James Noble. “Like the Comprehensive Plan before it, this zoning update will be the product of well-vetted research and public input.”

    Attendees of the June 29th event will learn about the proposed zoning amendments through a presentation format. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions following the presentation. Additional public events will be scheduled throughout the summer and will include opportunities for public comment and dialogue.

    For more information, contact Suzanne Cahill, Planning Director, at [email protected] or at 845-334-3957. The adopted comprehensive plan can be found at