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
    Email:
    info@kingston-ny.gov

    Kingston News

    5/25/2021 - City of Kingston Issues RFP for Economic Recovery Plan

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    May 25, 2021 

     

    City of Kingston Issues RFP for Economic Recovery Plan

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that a Request for Proposals (RFP) has been issued for an independent consultant to assist in the creation of an Economic Recovery Plan for the City of Kingston. 

    As announced in March, the City of Kingston is expected to receive approximately $17 million as a part of the Federal stimulus package, which will be disbursed in two installments over a two-year period. The City of Kingston has issued an RFP for a consultant whose expertise includes urban planning, economic and community development, and who will include a public engagement component, to create a comprehensive and equitable Economic Recovery Plan for best utilizing the American Rescue Plan funds. 

    New guidance released from the U.S. Treasury Department states that Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds can be used to respond to the public health emergency’s negative economic impacts, including assistance to households, small businesses, and nonprofits, and to make necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure, among other uses.

    “Local governments and our communities have suffered during the pandemic, and so we are extremely grateful for these funds to assist in our recovery efforts,” said Mayor Noble. “We looking for a qualified consultant to help us create a plan to distribute the Federal aid in the most widely beneficial, equitable and strategic way possible.” 

    Proposals are due on June 23, 2021. Work is expected to begin on July 1, 2021 and be completed by fall. Interested consultants should contact 845-334-3943 or bwoltman@kingston-ny.gov.