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.


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    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York

    (845) 331-0080
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    Kingston News

    9/14/2021 - Mayor Noble Announces Upcoming Changes in the Office of Grants Management


    September 14, 2021



    Mayor Noble Announces Upcoming Changes in the

    Office of Grants Management


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble has announced Kristen Wilson’s planned departure from her role as the City’s Director of Grants Management. Ms. Wilson has been an employee of the City of Kingston since 2016 when the Mayor first established the Office of Grants Management.

     “Over the past five years, Kristen has helped to transform the way the City funds and manages municipal projects, with an emphasis on strategically leveraging grant opportunities, rather than overburdening our local taxpayers,” said Mayor Noble.

      “While Kristen and our project managers have worked day and night to help secure tens of millions of dollars to support critical infrastructure upgrades, transportation projects, parks improvements, and waterfront access, I believe Kristen’s greatest contribution to our city has been her effort to modernize our grant management processes and build internal capacity to advance our ambitious agenda,” Mayor Noble continued. “Kristen has broken down bureaucratic silos and instead built a coalition of project leaders across City departments and with State agencies to get the job done. She has provided extensive training and technical support, which has allowed our team to be able to meet the public’s growing needs, including making the largest investment in the City’s infrastructure in a generation, particularly in Midtown.”

     Since 2016, the City has secured over $44 million in grant funding. Notable projects completed or advanced during Ms. Wilson’s tenure include construction of the Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase I and the soon-to-be completed Broadway Streetscape and Broadway Grand Intersection Projects. In addition, the design of a bulkhead on the Rondout Creek in front of the Hudson River Maritime Museum was completed, and designs of the Kingston Point Rail Trail Phases 2 & 3, Henry Street, and the Uptown Transportation Improvements Project are well underway. Ms. Wilson has also secured funds and guided project management for other projects such as Franklin Street, the Safe and Accessible Flatbush and Foxhall Project, the Wayfinding Plan, and mandated upgrades to the City’s wastewater treatment plant, among others.

     Ms. Wilson cited her passion for public health, ADA compliance, transportation equity, and public engagement as her motivation over the past five years: “It has been the honor of a lifetime to help the City chart a new path forward to a more just and equitable future. I’m especially proud of the progress we have made, in partnership with the Ulster County Transportation Council and New York State, to create an accessible transportation system, based upon objective data, local planning and engineering studies, and direct community engagement. It is certainly bittersweet to leave, particularly as more of these long-term transportation projects come to fruition, but I am heartened that the City remains steadfast in its commitment to building a better, safer transportation network for all.

     “Furthermore, many of the grants we have secured for public health, housing, the waterfront, the environment, and the arts will leave a lasting, positive impact on the City for years to come.  I know that my colleagues, who embody the very definition of public service, will skillfully carry these projects forward. Of the many memorable moments I have had at City Hall, I will cherish most the time I spent with my co-workers.

     “I want to thank the Common Council for supporting many of the projects and initiatives we brought forward and Mayor Noble, who trusted and supported me to be a part of his team to help move our city forward.”

     “On behalf of the 24,000 residents of Kingston, I thank Kristen for her dedication to making Kingston a better community for its residents. We will continue to thoughtfully build off of the foundation she has set,” said Mayor Noble.

     Ms. Wilson will depart in October to take a position with RUPCO as its Assistant Vice President of Community Development. She will be succeeded by the City’s current Grants Manager, Ruth Ann Devitt-Frank.

     “Ruth Ann has worked tirelessly to broaden our grant portfolio, expand our public outreach, and advance a wide variety of municipal projects,” said Mayor Noble. “I am confident that she will be an excellent Director of Grants Management and look forward to working closely with her in the coming years as we continue on our road to recovery from the pandemic.”

     Since joining the City in 2019 as Grants Manager, Ms. Devitt-Frank has been primarily responsible for grant research, writing and communications, overseeing the full life-cycle for specific awards, and assisting project managers across departments to help ensure funders’ requirements are met. She has also overseen a number of municipal projects such as the Dietz Stadium & Andretta Pool Improvements, developed the City’s public engagement site, and is currently helping to implement new grants management software that will support proper compliance with City procedures and funders’ regulations.

     “It’s been a special privilege to work alongside Kristen for the last two and a half years—she’s a remarkable and unique professional, who cares so deeply about her community and responsibilities. I’m honored that the Mayor has the confidence to charge me with taking over where Kristen is leaving off. Filling her shoes won’t be easy, but I’m excited about the opportunity to pick up and go forward with the great work she’s done for our City.”

     Ms. Devitt-Frank brings extensive experience and expertise. Prior to her position with the City, she was Development Director at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House for eight years. Previously, she was Director of Special Events at New York City Ballet; managed philanthropic projects at Warner Media, Inc.; and was a writer and fundraising event consultant with the New York Public Library, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, and Sanky Communications. She began her career in fundraising and communications at the Greater New York March of Dimes.

     Ms. Devitt-Frank has been a resident of the City of Kingston since 2010 and has been active in the community as one of the original founders of the Kingston Arts Commission and through volunteer work with the Midtown Arts District.

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