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

    12/22/2022 - Two Projects in the City of Kingston Receive Restore NY Grants


    December 22, 2022


    Two Projects in the City of Kingston

    Receive Restore NY Grants



    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that two redevelopment projects in the City of Kingston have received Restore New York Communities Initiative grants for a total of $2,340,000.

    This week, Governor Kathy Hochul announced more than $102 million awarded to 64 projects throughout New York through the Restore New York initiative, which supports municipal revitalization efforts, helping to remove blight, reinvigorate downtowns, and generate economic opportunity. The program, administered by Empire State Development, is designed to help local governments revitalize their communities and encourage commercial investment, improve the local housing stock, put properties back on the tax rolls, and increase the local tax base.

    The City of Kingston-based projects awarded Restore New York grants were:

    The Center for Photography at Woodstock ($1.5 million): The Center for Photography at Woodstock will adaptively reuse and rehabilitate a 40,000 square foot former cigar factory to allow the organization to relocate from a much smaller space on Broadway in Kingston and expand its growing arts and cultural programs in Midtown Kingston.

    The Barrel Factory Lofts Project ($840,000): The Barrel Factory Lofts project is an adaptive reuse of a 120-year-old warehouse originally used as a Barrel Factory in Midtown Kingston that has been vacant for 15 years. The 18,000 square foot building will be redeveloped into a mix of live-work spaces for artists, commercial flex spaces, and amenities spaces.

    “These Restore New York grants will help to reimagine downtowns across our state and transform vacant, blighted, and underutilized buildings into vibrant community anchors,” Governor Hochul said. “Thanks to $102 million of state investment, we are breathing new life into communities from Hudson to North Hempstead, jumpstarting new economic activity, and ensuring that New York State continues to be a place where people come to live, work, and raise their families.”

    “We are thrilled to receive two Restore New York grants for two worthy redevelopment projects – one which would create a mixed-use housing complex in an underutilized area in the heart of Midtown, and the other would help a world-renowned arts organization to expand here in the Midtown Arts District,” said Mayor Noble. “These projects align with many of our goals for the City of Kingston – to create new housing, increase density, support our arts community, and more. We thank Governor Hochul, the Empire State Development and Restore NY initiative for continuing to invest in Kingston.”

    “We have seen firsthand how adaptive reuse projects dedicated to the arts and mixed-use housing have made Ulster County into the thriving community that it is, and I want to congratulate the City of Kingston and our Economic Development team on two successful Round 6 Restore NY applications,” Acting Ulster County Executive Johanna Contreras said. “Through these awards, over $2.3M will be invested in Midtown Kingston to bring these abandoned properties back to productive use, creating jobs, adding tax revenue and supporting a stronger and more sustainable local economy. Thank you to Governor Kathy Hochul for her support through the Restore New York Communities Initiative.”

    Previous Restore NY grants in the City of Kingston include Energy Square and the restoration of three homes in Midtown for sale at an affordable price.