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

    6/16/2022 - City of Kingston to Partner with RUPCO for Broadway Revitalization Grant


    June 16, 2022


    City of Kingston to Partner with RUPCO for Broadway Revitalization Grant


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston is partnering with RUPCO to apply for a New York Main Street grant to revitalize the Broadway business corridor.

    The City of Kingston and RUPCO are seeking Broadway property owners (from the I-587 roundabout to the Rondout Creek) to participate in the New York Main Street grant application process. The New York Main Street grant would support business creation/retention and housing along Broadway and can contribute to the landscape amenities of the future square at the Broadway and Grand intersection that is currently under design.

    The New York Main Street program is administered by the NYS Office of Homes and Community Renewal under the direction of the Housing Trust Fund Corporation. If awarded, the funding would assist Broadway property owners in renovating exterior facades and storefronts or interior renovations for commercial and residential housing units. As the Local Program Administrator, RUPCO would help property owners navigate the process and access the reimbursement funding.

    “If awarded, this grant will support businesses along the Broadway corridor who need assistance in making repairs and renovations to their properties,” said Mayor Noble. “We encourage business and property owners to reach out to our partner RUPCO and be a part of continued efforts to revitalize Broadway.”

    “We are pleased to partner with the City of Kingston to apply for this grant which would help property owners access reimbursement for 75% of eligible project costs, and perhaps more if other funding sources can be identified,” said Kristen Wilson, RUPCO's Assistant Vice President of Community Development. 

    For the initial New York Main Street grant application, RUPCO will collaborate with participating Broadway property owners to identify the project scope and budget that will fit the grant guidelines and support the application. Participating in the grant application partnership does not guarantee funding. The application is due on July 29, 2022, with grant awards to be announced in December 2022. Funding would be available in 2023.    

    To find out more, contact Kristen Wilson, Assistant Vice President of Community Development, at 845-331-2140 or [email protected].

    About RUPCO  

    RUPCO creates homes, supports people, and improves communities across a broad spectrum of community development solutions, including housing, historic preservation, and neighborhood revitalization in the Hudson Valley. RUPCO creates and maintains quality, sustainable housing and rental opportunities, inspires understanding and acceptance of affordable housing initiatives, and champions pathways to opportunity. For more information, visit