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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.

     

    Contact Us

    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    3/5/2020 - 2019 Grants Management Annual Report Released

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    March 5, 2020

     

    2019 Grants Management Annual Report Released

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble and the Office of Grants Management are pleased to release the department’s 2019 Annual Report, which can be found here

    The Office of Grants Management has had a landmark year, currently managing a portfolio of over 60 projects that are funded by approximately $38.7 million in grant funding with $52.8 million in anticipated total project costs. In 2019, major grant-funded projects were completed including Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase 1 and the Cornell Street Sidewalk Project, while more than a dozen projects progressed to the design phase in preparation of implementation. 

    In 2019, the Office of Grants Management assisted in securing funding for: the Broadway/Grand Street Intersection Improvements Project; a community mobile stage; a chess playground in T.R. Gallo Park, and an Anti-Displacement grant. Two WIIA grant applications resulted in $2.2 million for sewer infrastructure improvement projects, and CFA grant applications resulted in awards for four projects totaling $4.7 million. 

    Additionally, staff created webpages for every grant project and the office was able to expand capacity by hiring a new Grants Manager. 

    “The Office of Grants Management has helped to facilitate an unprecedented number of projects and are helping to advance the City of Kingston in so many areas. From vital infrastructure like roads, sidewalks and sewers to environmental and sustainability efforts to recreation and quality of life, the grants team is making sure we have the resources to keep moving Kingston in the right direction,” said Mayor Noble. 

    To see photos from last year’s project and what the Office of Grants Management has in store for 2020, see the 2019 Grants Management Annual Report

    “Last year was an exciting year for our office with the construction of new projects and laying the groundwork for more to come,” said Kristen Wilson, Director of Grants Management.  “In 2020 and 2021, residents will see the fruits of our labor take shape as Kingston’s streetscapes and parks begin to transform.”  

    Wilson continues, “It’s my honor to be part of an effective team at City Hall, and with DPW, as we implement projects that wouldn’t be possible without grant funding.  This year and beyond, we hope to expand our ability to seek new awards that will enable us to carry out the City’s ambitious capital plan—and to assist community groups as together we work toward improving the quality of life in Kingston.”