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

    2/25/2022 - City of Kingston Releases Economic Recovery Plan Draft


    February 25, 2022 

    City of Kingston Releases Economic Recovery Plan Draft


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that, after months of engaging residents, businesses and community leaders, the City of Kingston has released a draft of the Economic Recovery Plan, an outline for allocating the $17.3 million American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. 

    The Kingston Economic Recovery Plan was created using federal guidelines, community input, plans for existing projects, and community feedback for new initiatives to support pandemic recovery.

    Federal guidelines state that ARPA funds may be used by local governments for:

    • Costs associated with responding to Covid-19 or its negative economic impacts
    • To support workers performing essential work during the Covid-19 public health emergency
    • To cover revenue losses caused by the Covid-19 public health emergency
    • To make necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure

    The City’s Economic Recovery Plan was drafted using a community-based needs assessment that studied the ways the community was/is impacted by the pandemic and has identified priority projects to serve as a catalyst for economic recovery.

    “After a rigorous planning process, we are excited to get this infusion of Federal funding into the community,” said Mayor Noble. “The purpose of the ARPA funding is to aid our continued recovery from the pandemic, support businesses and families struggling with its health and economic impacts, and maintain vital public services. Our hope was to create an equitable plan by making investments that support long-term growth and opportunity. I believe the careful planning that has gone into creating the Economic Recovery Plan will help the City of Kingston invest our ARPA funds in a way that strengthens and supports the vitality of our community.”

    Through the planning process, the City of Kingston has determined several funding categories are critical to the City’s economic future:

    • Arts, Cultural and Tourism Development
    • Business (Re)Development
    • Housing Action
    • Non-Profit Service Support
    • Parks & Greenway Improvement Funds
    • Public Health Protection/General Public Support & Safety
    • Vital Community Infrastructure Projects
    • Administration & Program Delivery

    The full Economic Recovery Plan, which can be found here, has been sent to the Common Council for budgetary approval.