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.


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    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York

    (845) 331-0080
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    Kingston News

    2/17/2023 - Mayor Noble and Stony Run Property Owners Propose Conversion from Market Rate to Workforce Housing


    February 17, 2023


    Mayor Noble and Stony Run Property Owners Propose Conversion from Market Rate to Workforce Housing


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble was pleased to present a plan to convert the Stony Run apartment complex from market rate to workforce housing, which was approved by the Laws & Rules Committee, and will be considered by the full Council at the March meeting.

    At Wednesday’s Laws & Rules Committee meeting, Mayor Noble and the property owners presented a plan to establish a non-profit Housing Development Trust Fund to create long-term affordable housing with no PILOT agreement. This regulatory agreement would prohibit the apartment complex from being market rate for 40 years.

    Under this agreement, all current Stony Run tenants will continue to receive all ETPA protections as currently in place in the City of Kingston. All new tenants will have to meet AMI requirements and all rents will be capped at no more than 120% AMI. The property will remain on the tax roll; no PILOT is being requested. The agreement would also require that reserve funds be set up for maintenance and repair costs.

    “My administration has been working with the owners of this property to develop a solution that would create long-term affordability while also helping to protect current and future residents and making sure necessary upgrades are made to the facility. I am happy to report we have come up with proposal that we believe is in the best interest of the City and the tenants of the facility,” said Mayor Noble. “I believe this is an innovative approach to take a market rate apartment complex and convert it to a workforce housing complex while ensuring that both current and future tenants have a well-kept and fiscally sound housing facility. I encourage other market rate apartment complexes to consider this unique approach to creating affordability.”

    Alderwoman Barbara Hill, Ward 1 said, “The tenants union at Stony Run are very pleased with the progress they have made to create a more cohesive and interactive relationship with the owners over the past few months. This agreement will definitely increase the tenants’ peace of mind. It is a huge win-win-win for the tenants, the owners, and the City.”

    To watch the Laws & Rules meeting, visit the City of Kingston’s YouTube channel.