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

    10/5/2021 - 2022 Community Development Block Grant Process Has Begun


    October 5, 2021 


    2022 Community Development Block Grant Process Has Begun

    Applications Are Available Beginning October 12, 2021


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Office of Community Development are pleased to announce that the 2022 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications will be available beginning Tuesday, October 12, 2021. 

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s CDBG Program is intended to support the goals of providing a suitable living environment, decent housing, and expanding economic opportunities for low to moderate income persons. Groups and organizations operating within the City of Kingston may only request CDBG funding for eligible programs situated within the City. This year, the Community Development Advisory Board and Committee will only be funding new or significantly expanded programs and services. Examples of eligible activities and a list of threshold criteria are included in the application packet. Applications can be found here beginning on October 12, and are due by Friday, December 10, 2021 at 12pm. 

    The City of Kingston’s Office of Community Development will conduct a virtual public hearing on October 19, 2021 at 7pm to solicit comments on how the City of Kingston should allocate the funding. Commenters are required to register in advance to speak at the public hearing. To sign up to speak, email [email protected]. Meeting details can be found here

    A 30-day public comment period will be available beginning October 20, 2021. Comments must be received by November 19, 2021 by 3:00pm. To submit comments, email Amee Peterson or mail to the Office of Community Development, City Hall, 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY, 12401.

    Three public information 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. 

    Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 6:00pm              Details here.

    Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 12:00pm         Details here.

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 6:00pm        Details here.


    The City of Kingston has completed its Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), which reports on performance from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 under several programs authorized by HUD.  

    In Federal Fiscal Year 2020 the City received $748,668 in CDBG Program funds. The CAPER reports on the City’s administration of these funds in compliance with a Consolidated Plan previously approved by HUD. A virtual public hearing will be held on October 19, 2021 at 6:00pm. All commenters must sign in to speak at the public hearing. To register, email Amee Peterson: [email protected] .

    The City of Kingston’s 2020 CAPER is available for a 30-day public review and comment period beginning October 20, 2021 in the City of Kingston Office of Community Development, 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401. Written comments can be sent to Amanda Bruck, Director of Community Development at the same address, or emailed to [email protected].  All comments must be received no later than November 18, 2021 by 3:00pm.