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

    8/9/2019 - City of Kingston Launches 2019 Participatory Budgeting Survey



    August 9, 2019



    City of Kingston Launches 2019 Participatory Budgeting Survey

    Voting Now Open for Uptown, Midtown and Downtown Neighborhoods


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the release of the 2019 Participatory Budgeting Project Survey, which is now open to the public. The survey includes all of the proposed projects submitted by community members either online, by mail, or at one of the three public workshops held throughout the city in July, and also includes projects proposed but not chosen in 2018. Voting is open for residents who live, work or play in the three business districts. 

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    “In this year’s budget we set aside $20,000 for each of the three business districts to be spent however the community decides. We hope everyone will weigh in on projects they would like to see happen in their neighborhood,” said Mayor Noble. “Kingston residents can vote in more than one district, so for example, if you work in Uptown but live in Midtown, you are welcome to vote for your favorite projects in both polls. 

    The deadline to complete the 2019 Participatory Budgeting Survey is Friday, September 6, 2019 at 5:00pm. 

    Participatory Budgeting is a process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. For the pilot project in 2018, $15,000 was set aside for improvements or projects in each business district (Uptown, Midtown and Downtown), for a total investment of $45,000 to be decided by the public. These funds were allocated based on revenue received from off-street parking fees. In the 2019 budget, Mayor Noble set aside $20,000 for each district, for a total of $60,000.

    Projects submitted for consideration in this Participatory Budgeting process will be reviewed by City departments for feasibility and cost estimates. Some projects may be able to be funded through alternative funding sources and/or may be included in future grant applications. If selected projects do not require the full $20,000 allotment, it is possible multiple projects could be chosen within one district. 

    Paper copies of the 2019 Participatory Budgeting Survey can be picked up in the Office of Communications and Community Engagement on the first floor of City Hall at 420 Broadway. Paper surveys are also available for distributing at your local business, community center or other organization upon request. 

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