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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.

     

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    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    1/24/2020 - City of Kingston Will Participate in Anti-Displacement Learning Program

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    January 24, 2020

     

    City of Kingston Will Participate in Anti-Displacement Learning Program

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston has been awarded a grant to participate in the New York State Anti-Displacement Learning Network. Enterprise Community Partners and the New York State Attorney General selected Kingston, among nine other municipalities, for the Anti-Displacement program, which will give the City resources to create a thoughtfully designed strategy to help ensure that all of our neighbors can remain in their homes.

    Over the course of two years, the New York State Anti-Displacement Learning Network program will include peer learning opportunities, one-on-one technical support, and up to $25,000 in funding. The program will also potentially lead to $1million in additional funding to implement the strategy the City creates. All resources will aid in strengthening the City of Kingston’s work to prevent displacement. 

    The New York State Anti-Displacement Learning Network gives elected officials the opportunity to work collaboratively with local stakeholders to identify anti-displacement strategies targeting the most vulnerable populations. The City of Kingston will be partnering with representatives from local organizations, Guy Kempe from RUPCO, Frank Waters from Midtown Rising, and tenant advocate Rashida Tyler from the YMCA, to implement lessons and strategies from the Anti-Displacement Learning Program. 

    In 2020, Mayor Noble has fully committed to addressing housing issues through a variety of efforts, including the current housing vacancy study, proposed tenant protection legislation, and education. 

    “Displacement is affecting communities across the state, and we do not want to see it in our own City,” said Mayor Noble. “I am working every day to make sure no Kingston resident is displaced, and that starts with education, collaboration with partners both local and statewide, and really understanding the underlying issues driving displacement. We are grateful for this opportunity to learn from and unite with neighboring municipalities to tackle pervasive housing issues.” 

    “When longtime residents are squeezed out of their homes where they have built their lives, their whole community and family suffers,” said New York State Attorney General Letitia James. “Resident displacement is a vexing issue and one that requires the best thinking from all leaders across this state. We are grateful for the support of Enterprise Community Partners in this endeavor and are hopeful about the thoughtful work that this new learning community will undertake in the year ahead.”

    Enterprise is working alongside the Attorney General’s office as well as PolicyLink and the Center for Community Progress to manage the program implementation process. The first phase of the program, a three-month learning exchange, is scheduled to begin in January 2020. All phases of the program are expected to be completed by December 2021.