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

    11/10/2022 - City of Kingston Awarded $100,000 in Engineering Planning Grants


    November 10, 2022


    City of Kingston Awarded $100,000 in Engineering Planning Grants


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation has awarded $100,000 in Engineering Planning Grants to the City of Kingston. 

    Governor Kathy Hochul recently announced $300 million in grants to municipalities and public authorities across the state for water infrastructure projects that protect public health or improve water quality. Planning grants help fund the development of an engineering report, which is required in the Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) financing application process. Engineering Planning Grants help municipalities advance fiscally sound and well-designed projects to construction.

    City of Kingston was awarded $50,000 for a Pump Station Study and $50,000 for a Waste Water Treatment Plant Upgrades Study.

    “To make sure we are meeting NYSEFC requirements on our much-needed waste water projects, these grants will allow us to conduct the proper studies needed to develop construction documents and apply for grant funding to do the work,” said Mayor Noble. “Properly processing our waste water is crucial, and we want to make sure we are doing so in the most efficient, environmentally sound, and reliable way possible. We thank EFC for the opportunity to prepare studies to help us do just that.”

    About the Pump Station Study: The City of Kingston owns and maintains 18 pump stations. The average age of the pump stations is 40 years, and the need for various upgrades has been identified. These upgrades would improve reliability, resiliency, and would reduce maintenance and repair needs. With the EFC grant, the City of Kingston will produce a study identifying and prioritizing needs at the pump stations, which may include repairs, rehabilitation, or replacement of components or pump stations in their entirety.

    About the Waste Water Treatment Plant Upgrades Study: The headworks structure at the Waste Water Treatment Plant receives daily flows of up to 10.2 million gallons per day (MGD), with annual average flows of around 5 MGD. The current equipment, which is crucial for daily operations of the WWTP, is outdated. Upgrades will prevent failures and disruptions to the process. Modern replacements will result in energy savings, process improvements, increased capacity, and improved reliability. The study will identify and prioritize the needs, and will serve as the basis for developing construction documents for future upgrades. The study will also support applications for grant funding the projects.

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