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

    10/13/2022 - 2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application Process Has Begun



    October 13, 2022


    2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application Process Has Begun


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Office of Community Development are pleased to announce that the 2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application process has begun. Groups and organizations operating within the City of Kingston may now apply for CDBG funding for eligible public service programs. No applications will be accepted this year for capital improvements.

    “Community Development funding has helped the City in a variety of ways for many years, and we’re happy to be able to continue supporting vital local programs that will benefit our community,” said Mayor Noble.

    “We look forward to working with the community and not for profits to help create and in some cases further expand programs that might not otherwise be made available to the residents within the City of Kingston without the CDBG funding received through HUD,” said Amanda Bruck, Community Development Director.

    Three public informational 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 25, 2022              6:00pm           City Hall, 420 Broadway

    Thursday, November 3, 2022           12:00pm          City Hall, 420 Broadway

    Monday, November 21, 2022            6:00pm           City Hall, 420 Broadway


    Applications are now available here, and at the Community Development Office, on the ground floor at City Hall, 420 Broadway. Applications are due by 12:00pm on Friday, December 9, 2022.

    A Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at 6:00pm regarding the City of Kingston’s fiscal year 2023 CDBG funding to solicit feedback from the public on how the funding should be spent.

    A 30-day public comment period will commence on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 to obtain written comments from the public on how the funding should be spent and will be open until November 17, 2022. Written comments should be submitted to the Office of Community Development via email to [email protected] or [email protected].

    Kingston’s Office of Community Development receives an annual CDBG Entitlement Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City anticipates being awarded approximately $650,000 in CDBG funds for 2023, and of that amount no more than 15% is allowed to be used to fund program services. The funds are intended to assist in providing a suitable living environment, decent housing, and expanding economic opportunities for low- to moderate-income persons in our community.

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