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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

    4/20/2020 - Kingston Local Development Corp Offering Micro Loans

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    April 20, 2020

     

    Kingston Local Development Corp Offering Micro Loans

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Kingston Local Development Corporation (KLDC) are pleased to announce the Economic Injury Microloan Program to assist City of Kingston businesses affected by the current economic crisis.  

    The KLDC designed the microloan program to assist small local businesses by offering low interest loans up to $7,500.  Similar to the loans offered by the SBA, this microloan will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, as funds are limited. KLDC staff, finance committee, and full Board of Directors will review each application simultaneously to expedite loan approvals. All decisions are at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors. 

    “We recognize that this is an extremely difficult time for all businesses, but especially to small local businesses who have had to close or drastically reduce operations,” said Mayor Noble. “We hope that these loans will help our beloved local businesses stay afloat so that they can thrive when the pandemic is behind us.”  

    No payment will be due for the first six months and the accrued principal and interest will be amortized over the remaining life of the loan.  The interest rate for the Economic Injury Microloan Program is set at 1.00% for a term not to exceed 72 months (6 years). There will be no application or processing fees.

    Business must be located within the City of Kingston and applicant must reside in Ulster County, must be able to show economic distress from the pandemic and explain how the loan will be used. Applications can be found here. For more guidelines, visit: https://www.kingston-ny.gov/kldc

    About the KLDC: The Kingston Local Development Corporation (KLDC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping local businesses secure the funding they need to succeed. The KLDC connects businesses with funding sources and provides loans that help businesses to create jobs, leverage private investment, and ensure a diverse, stable local economy. 

    Link to application: https://kingston-ny.gov/filestorage/8463/13525/KLDC_Low_Interest_-_Economic_Injury_Loan_Program.pdf