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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

    11/10/2020 - 2021 CDBG Applications Are Available November 13, 2020

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    November 10, 2020 

     

    2021 Community Development Block Grant Process Announced

    Applications Are Available November 13, 2020

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Office of Community Development are pleased to announce the 2021 Community Block Grant (CDBG) applications are available beginning Friday, November 13, 2020. 

    Groups and organizations operating within the City of Kingston may request CDBG funding for eligible programs. Examples of eligible activities and a list of threshold criteria are included in the application packet. No applications will be taken for capital project improvements for the 2021 funding. Applications can be found at the City of Kingston website, and are due electronically by noon on Friday, January 8, 2021. 

    Five public informational meetings will be held for interested applicants to discuss eligible programs, process, and application requirements. New and previous applicants and sub-recipients are encouraged to attend at least one informational meeting, which will be held: 

    Tuesday, November 24 at 5:30pm      Details here.

    Thursday, December 3 at 6:00pm       Details here.

    Wednesday, December 9 at noon       Details here.

    Monday, December 14 at 7:00pm      Details here.

    Tuesday, December 22 at 5:30pm      Details here

    A public meeting to provide input and show support for proposed applications with the Community Development Advisory Board will be held virtually on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 6:30pm. 

    “We have been so fortunate to have three rounds of CDBG funding for the community in 2020. In 2021, we will be focusing on programing for the CDBG Entitlement funding,” said Mayor Noble. “The City will be using the facility funds for various projects including investing in our community centers, infrastructure, and parks. We typically allocate as much as possible to community organizations for capital improvements, but the City is in need of improvements to our own vital resources.”

    Kingston’s Office of Community Development receives an annual CDBG Entitlement Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City anticipates receiving approximately $700,000 in CDBG Program funds for 2021. The funds are intended to assist in providing a suitable living environment, decent housing, and expanding economic opportunities for low to moderate income persons in our community.

    For more information, contact Amee Peterson at 845-417-3281 or apeterson@kingston-ny.gov 

    Application link: https://kingston-ny.gov/filestorage/8399/8469/8547/2021_CDBG_application.pdf