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
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    2/7/2019 - Mayor Noble assigns members to new Zoning Task Force

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    February 7, 2019

     

    MAYOR NOBLE ASSIGNS MEMBERS TO NEW ZONING TASK FORCE

    Nine Kingston Residents Appointed to Task Force

     

    KINGSTON, N.Y. – Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce his appointees for the newly-created Zoning Task Force. The task force will explore overhauling existing zoning regulations in the City of Kingston, and will consist of nine volunteers from the City of Kingston each with a unique set of skills and a variety of backgrounds.

    The Mayor has appointed the following to the Zoning Task Force:

     

    Tony Argulewicz

    Tracy Dumigan

    Michael Gilliard

    Sydney Maresca

    Karen Markisenis

    Rebecca Martin

    Liza Sunderlin

    Anthony Tampone

    Maisha Tyler

    The first order of business will be to develop a scope of work using the recommendations from the previous Comprehensive Plan Zoning Sub-Committee, and with support from Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, who has developed a tool kit to prioritize the City’s needs. The Task Force’s early work will lead to the development of a request for proposals (RFP), which will be used to solicit planning firms and proposed costs so that it can be presented to the Common Council for funding. The task force will then work alongside the consultant to ensure that zoning recommendations are consistent with the City’s Comprehensive Plan, will spur responsible economic development, and maintain the community’s quality of life.

    “Zoning issues have long been a challenge. Putting a system in place that best serves our community will only become more crucial as our City continues to grow,” said Mayor Noble. “I’m looking forward to working with the task force members, who will bring diverse experience and expertise to a complicated issue. I am confident that we can create a plan that maintains the spirit of our city and supports local business as well.”  

    The first meeting will be Monday, February 18, 2019 at 5:30 PM at City Hall in Conference Room #1. Subsequent meetings and hearings will be available at www.kingston-ny.gov