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

    (845) 331-0080
    [email protected]

    Kingston News

    1/9/2021 - City of Kingston Awarded $1,000,000 Anti-displacement Grant


    January 9, 2021


    City of Kingston Awarded $1,000,000 Anti-displacement Grant


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston has been awarded a $1,000,000 grant from Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Enterprise) to implement targeted strategies designed to help prevent displacement of residents from their homes and community. 

    The City of Kingston is one of 10 municipalities to receive $1 million funding from Enterprise to implement strategies identified through participation in the New York State Anti-Displacement Learning Network (ADLN). Last year, each municipality formed an ADLN Team, which includes local stakeholders, elected officials and staff, who worked with Enterprise over nine months to identify displacement triggers and design targeted approaches to address them. City of Kingston team members include RUPCO VP Guy Kempe, Mayor Steve Noble, Council President Andrea Shaut, Alderman Jeffrey Ventura Morell, City of Kingston Director of Housing Initiatives Mike Gilliard, Real Kingston Tenants Union's Rashida Tyler, and Midtown Rising’s Executive Director Frank Waters.

    Enterprise worked alongside the New York Attorney General’s Office as well as PolicyLink and the Center for Community Progress to design the Learning Network sessions and collaborate with jurisdiction teams on developing their strategies. Enterprise will now continue working with the City of Kingston to implement these high-impact strategies locally so that community members at risk of displacement can remain in their homes.

    Resident displacement is a major cause of community destabilization across New York. Displacement disproportionately harms low-income communities and people of color, furthering racial inequity and causing increased and entrenched poverty, economic immobility, and weakened cultural ties and support networks. 

    “Housing is a fundamental right for all people. With the worsening pandemic, increased demand in our area, and rising housing costs, we as a City need to do everything possible to make sure no one loses their home,” said Mayor Noble. “I am so grateful for this grant from Enterprise Community Partners that will allow us to implement smart strategies to help ensure everyone in our community has a safe, stable place to live.” 

    Enterprise works with partners nationwide to build opportunity. They bring together the nationwide know-how, partners, policy leadership and investments to multiply the impact of local affordable housing development. Over more than 35 years, Enterprise has created nearly 585,000 homes, invested $43.6 billion and touched millions of lives. 

    Founded in 2010, the Center for Community Progress is the national leader for building strong, equitable communities where vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties are transformed into assets for neighbors and neighborhoods. Community Progress has affected change in more than 48 states and seven countries through leadership education, technical assistance, and collaborative systems, policy, and practice reforms. 

    PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing racial and economic equity by Lifting Up What Works®.