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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

    4/29/2020 - UPDATED: City of Kingston Awarded $440,000 in CDBG Crisis Recovery Funds

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    April 23, 2020

     

    City of Kingston Awarded $440,000 in CDBG Crisis Recovery Funds

    Letters of Intent in Lieu of Applications Due May 6

    UPDATE: Deadline has been extended to May 6, 2020

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Office of Economic and Community Development are pleased to announce that the City of Kingston has received over $440,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding to aid in COVID-19 recovery. 

    Through the provisions of the recent Federal CARES Act, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development has allocated the City of Kingston an additional $440,426 of CDBG-CV funding to support the needs of residents during and in the wake of this pandemic. Due to the emergency nature of the current situation, the City is not required to conduct its traditional application process to allocate these funds, and instead is asking for proposals for projects, programs or services that will help our community fight this pandemic and recover quickly.  In order to speed up the process of distributing funds to documented not-for-profit organizations, the City is calling for letters of intent. Letters must explain how the funds will be used in direct response to the COVID-19 health emergency and any damages, injuries or challenges caused by it. The recovery efforts proposed must take place within the municipal boundary of the City of Kingston and the beneficiaries of proposed activities must primarily be low- to moderate-income residents of the City. 

    We are fortunate to receive this incredibly needed funding, and our aim is to identify as many effective and innovative uses as we can,” said Mayor Noble. “I personally recognize the need for housing and rent assistance, emergency and long-term food support, job creation, and other unique programs to help uplift those who are struggling to make ends meet. Our community has already shown so much ingenuity in the ways they’ve helped each other and this funding will support and enhance these efforts.”

    Letters of intent should be submitted to Brenna Robinson, Director, Office of Economic & Community Development via email to brobinson@kingston-ny.gov no later than 4:30 PM on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. No late submissions will be accepted. 

    The City of Kingston receives an annual Entitlement Grant allocation through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. These funds are used to support projects and programs that primarily serve low and moderate income residents of the City through activities that expand economic opportunities and provide for decent housing and a suitable living environment.

    See the CDBG-CV Crisis Recovery Funding FAQ here.  

    UPDATED FORM: https://kingston-ny.gov/filestorage/8399/8469/8547/2020_CDBG-CV_proposal_form_042320.pdf