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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

    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    2/25/2021 - CDBG Allocations and Public Hearing Information

    The Common Council Community Development Advisory Board and Committee met on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 to review requests and allocate the FY 2021 CDBG funding in the amount of $700,000. Their recommended allocations are listed below. There will be a Public Hearing regarding the allocations on April 5, 2021 for a final vote on April 6, 2021.

    Public Hearing info can be found here




    City of Kingston

    Program Administration

    $ 140,000

    City of Kingston

    Housing Rehabilitation

    $ 100,000

    City of Kingston

    RNC After-School Program

    $ 22,430

    City of Kingston

    Midtown Sewers Phase II

    $ 355,000

    Boys' and Girls' Club

    Kitchen Club

    $ 16,450

    Family of Woodstock

    Hodge Center Children's Program

    $ 14,950

    Legal Services of the HV

    Housing Stability for Seniors

    $ 11,215

    Midtown Arts District

    Creative Arts, Prof. Development

    $ 6,730

    People's Place

    Self-Care Education Center

    $ 21,990

    Read & Write

    Read and Write Program

    $ 6,000


    Pinkster Job Training

    $ 5,235


    The Common Council Community Development  Committee voted with the Mayor’s recommendations for re-allocation for the first and second round of Kingston’s FY 2019 CDBG-CV funds. There will be a public hearing for these re-allocations on March 1, 2021 for a final vote on March 2, 2021. The re-allocation of the first round for $95,000 was $62,100 for RUPCO for Rental Assistance for a total of $132,100 and $32,900 for the City of Kingston for grant administration for a total of $62,900.

    Public Hearing information can be found here

    The re-allocation of the second round of funding for a total of $256,376 is as follows:




    City of Kingston



    City of Kingston

    Drop-In School Support Program



    BAK Micro-Grant Program


    Boys' and Girls' Club

    Essential Child Care



    Project ACCESS


    Family of Woodstock

    Meal preparation - EHC, RNC, BGC, CCE


    Gateway Community Industries

    Emergency Meals



    Response for Legal Services


    People's Place

    CV Precaution Intake Registration


    Read and Write

    Drop-In School Support at RNC, Hodge



    Rental Assistance

    $ 3,101


    Emergency Food Assistance



    Arts in Education



    Senior Fitness

    $ 6,000


    Magic Circle Lunches

    $ 5,000