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

    11/18/2022 - Grants Office Accepting Proposals for Restore NY Grants


    November 18, 2022


    City of Kingston Grants Management Office Accepting Proposals for Restore NY Grants


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce the Office of Grants Management is gathering proposal concepts for possible submission to the Empire State Development (ESD) Restore NY grant program. The Office of Grants Management will accept proposals and, as required by ESD, will submit the two strongest concepts in an initial Intent to Apply pre-screening phase.

    The Restore NY grant program provides municipalities with financial assistance for the revitalization of commercial and residential properties for projects involving the demolition, deconstruction, rehabilitation and/or reconstruction of vacant, abandoned, condemned and surplus properties.

    “The Restore NY grant is a great opportunity to reimagine abandoned and vacant structures, which as we have seen with projects like Energy Square and the demolition of the former Mid-City lanes, leads to neighborhood and community revitalization,” said Mayor Noble. “These grants encourage economic and community development, create new business and housing opportunities, and help reinvigorate the surrounding area. I encourage local community groups, organizations, and developers to submit your ideas!”

    Once submitted by the City of Kingston, applications are scored against specific ESD guidelines and how strongly they meet the program goals to encourage commercial investment and improve the local housing stock. Priority will be given to projects in Empire Zones and Brownfield Opportunity Areas and those that leverage other state or federal redevelopment, remediation, or planning programs. Priority will be given to projects from economically distressed communities. A minimum 10% match from the organization is required.

    Interested organizations should complete a short application with the following information by 12:00pm on Monday, November 28, 2022:

    • Name of Development Company/Organization
    • Name of Project
    • Number of Properties
    • Estimated Project Cost
    • Brief Project Description (approximately 300 words)

    Questions regarding proposal concepts can be directed to Grants Director Ruth Ann Devitt-Frank at [email protected] or 845-334-3962. The application can be found here.

    For further information about the Restore NY program, please visit: