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]

    Meeting Proceedings 

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    'FEMA National Flood Insurance Program Informational Meeting': December 4, 2014

    On Wednesday December 4th, in direct response to Recommendation #16 of the Final Report
    (16. Work with FEMA to inform community members about the Community Rating System, flood
    insurance changes, flood hazard overlay districts and resilient rebuilding approaches. Provide
    public informational events as necessary), an informational presentation of FEMA's National
    Flood Insurance Program took place at City Hall. 

    Guest speaker Bill Nechamen from the NYS DEC Floodplain Management Section presented on updates to the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program(NFIP), showcased impacts these changes have made on community participation and landowners, and discussed the benefits of the Community Rating System (CRS), which works to reduce flood insurance premiums for enrolled communities whose efforts go beyond the minimum standards set by the NFIP.

    Build Back Safer and Stronger: What You Need to Know ~ FEMA NFIP Brochure

    Rebuilding After Sandy, but With Costly New Rules ~ NY Times May 10, 2013

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