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

    1/18/2022 - City of Kingston Partners with RUPCO for Landlord Assistance Program


    January 18, 2022 


    City of Kingston Partners with RUPCO for

    Landlord Assistance Program 

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston has partnered with RUPCO, with grant funding from Enterprise Community Partners, to administer the NYS Landlord Assistance Program (NYSLAP). The program provides direct financial assistance to landlords with eligible rental units in the City of Kingston. 

    The City of Kingston re-allocated $350,000 in funding from its Anti-Displacement Learning Network (ADLN) grant to RUPCO for specific use of the Landlord Assistance Program in the City of Kingston. RUPCO has secured $1,500,000 in additional funding from Enterprise that will be distributed across Ulster, Sullivan, Orange and Greene Counties. RUPCO will handle the application process and funding distribution. 

    With the NYSLAP program, landlords can receive up to $15,000 per unit to assist with qualifying repairs, fiscal distress such as landlord back mortgage/taxes, and back rental assistance. All units must be rented to tenants at or below 80% Area Median Income (AMI) adjusted to family size with affordable rents set (see chart below).

    Maximum Affordable Rent

    Ulster County



    1- Bedroom


    2- Bedroom


    3- Bedroom


    4- Bedroom



    “We are excited to partner with RUPCO to get these funds out into the community,” said Mayor Noble. “This program will allow landlords to renovate and improve existing apartments, but most pressing and most important, this program will assist in keeping Kingston residents in their homes, and preventing displacement.”

    “People often forget that landlords are our local small business owners, and they have struggled just like their tenants. I am so proud that the NYS Landlord Assistance Program will provide an opportunity to assist our community through our landlords and be able to guarantee affordable rents,” said Faith Moore, Assistant Vice President of Operations. 

    More information about eligibility requirements and applications can be found at All applications must be summited by April 1, 2022.