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

    3/15/2022 - City of Kingston Issues RFP for Rehabilitation of Three Vacant Homes


    March 15, 2022


    City of Kingston Issues RFP for

    Rehabilitation of Three Vacant Homes


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) from qualified firms to provide architectural services for the rehabilitation of three City-owned properties.

    The City of Kingston is seeking one architect for the substantial rehabilitation of the properties at 33 Franklin, 44 Franklin, and 54 Van Deusen Street. Each home is expected to receive major interior and exterior renovation. The goal for this project is to produce high quality, energy-efficient homes while preserving or restoring any existing historic elements. In partnership with RUPCO, all three homes will be sold to first-time homeowners with an AMI of between 60-80%.

    “This is the first step of our process to bring residents back into these long-time vacant homes. At a time of rising real estate prices, my priority is to make sure that these homes are restored and sold to first-time home buyers. I invite local architectural firms to review the RFP and consider submitting a response,” said Mayor Noble.

    “This is another initiative we are taking to combat our housing shortage and to ensure that those in our community who wish to be a homeowner will not be priced out. We’re looking forward to working with an architect to rehabilitate these three homes and continue to revitalize Midtown Kingston without displacing any residents in the process,” says Bartek Starodaj, the City’s Director of Housing Initiatives.

    Responses are due no later than April 14, 2022 at 2:00pm. The full RFP can be found here.

    Funding for the architect is provided exclusively by a New York State Restore grant.

    Mayor Noble established the Department of Housing Initiatives in 2018 to support housing planning in the City of Kingston. The Department manages housing-related grants, supports the construction of new market-rate and affordable housing, develops policies to protect existing residents, and addresses the connection between housing and sustainability, health, and mobility. The Department also reviews the disposition of city-owned property suitable for housing development and collaborates with local and regional housing organizations. Current projects include city-wide rezoning efforts, the Tiny Homes Project, Good Cause Eviction, short-term rental guidelines and more. Visit