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

    8/1/2019 - Reports Completed for Proposed Kingstonian Project




    August 1, 2019


    Reports Completed for Proposed Kingstonian Project 

    SEQR Reports Now Available at the City’s Website


    KINGSTON, NY – The City of Kingston Planning Office has released environmental impact assessment reports on the proposed Kingstonian Project. The multi-use project, which would include apartments, a boutique hotel, storefronts, a pedestrian plaza, crosswalk to Kingston Plaza, and a parking garage, would be located at the corners of North Front Street and Fair Street. The developers of the Kingstonian project have released the results to their required State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) site testing and analyses, including the following documents:


    Cultural Resources Investigation

    Preliminary Water Supply and Waste-Water Capacity Report

    Traffic Impact Study

    Visual Impact Analysis (Revised 8.7)

    Soil Resource Report

    Preliminary Storm Water Report

    Threatened and Endangered Species Report

    Geo-technical Report, Soil Analysis and Site Investigation

    Asbestos Survey for Herzog’s Building

    Sustainable Features


    All of the reports can be found at the City of Kingston’s website at: To see all relevant documents, from the Planning Board page’s drop-down menu, select: Kingstonian à SEQR Review à Documents and Studies.


    More information will be forthcoming regarding the next public meeting for the Planning Board to hear comments on the reports’ findings. 


    For further information or questions, please contact the City Planning Office at (845) 334-3955 or email [email protected].