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

    7/21/2016 - Statement from Mayor Noble regarding DRI competition

    July 21, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A statement from Mayor Steve Noble, regarding recently submitted and upcoming grant proposals:

    “The City of Kingston was recently informed that our goal to secure $10 million of funding through the NYS Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) would not be realized during this round of funding. While I am disappointed, I cannot help but to be tremendously proud of my team who worked on this proposal. As soon as we announced our intention to apply, we brought together dozens of stakeholders to envision how we could continue to build Midtown into a vibrant community core that attracts new residents and businesses to the area and also supports our existing community members. The input from this community meeting, along with an online survey and a number of interviews, helped the City of Kingston’s Office of Economic and Community Development to prepare an outstanding proposal.

    Shortly after submitting our proposal, we learned that Kingston was one of only seven finalists selected in the region and that we would be given the opportunity to present about our city to the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council. In just 72 hours, our team mobilized to prepare an incredible presentation that I believe demonstrated Kingston’s strengths and challenges and laid out a clear vision of how we intend to move forward.

    Unfortunately, only one community could be selected in our region. I want to sincerely congratulate the City of Middletown, who I am confident will use this opportunity to further develop their downtown core. In addition, I am encouraged by the Governor’s commitment to invest in the Mid-Hudson Valley and believe that a coordinated regional effort to leverage resources and investments will benefit each of our communities.

    While we did not succeed in this competition, our outreach and planning efforts have been critical as we prepare our NYS Consolidated Funding Applications. This competitive funding process allows municipalities and other entities to apply for multiple projects and funding streams. Our experience preparing for the DRI application and interview has helped us develop competitive applications that respond to the funding priorities and clearly reflect the needs of our community.

    The challenges we have before us are not insurmountable. As we proceeded through the DRI process, it became clear that we have a tremendous network of resources, plans and partners. I remain steadfast in my commitment to revitalizing Midtown through a community-driven process and look forward to applying this vision to new funding opportunities.”

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