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

    4/25/2023 - City of Kingston Releases the 2023 Community Development Block Grant Annual Action Plan


    April 25, 2023


    City of Kingston Releases the 2023 Community Development Block Grant Annual Action Plan (AAP)

    Recommended Allocations Now Available for Public Review


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston has completed its Community Development Block Grant 2023 Annual Action Plan, a one-year planning document that designates the amount of CDBG funds expected to be available, and the proposed use of those funds in the upcoming programming year.

    The plan is available for public review, and the comment period will be open until Monday, May 19, 2023. Comments can be sent to Amanda Bruck, Director of Community Development at [email protected].

    Of the $683,822 that the City of Kingston expects to receive, the plan recommends the following allocations:

    Comm. Dev. Planning & Administration: $136,764

    First-time homebuyers program: $122,500

    Public services: $102,573

    Public Facilities: $321,985


    The recommended Public Services allocations are:

    Boys & Girls Club for the Connecting to Careers program: $18,990

    Center for Creative Education for Find the Fun program: $24,192

    Circle of Friends for the Dying’s Jim’s & Lisa’s Home: $10,000

    City of Kingston’s After School and Summer Parks program: $16,675

    Ulster Immigrant Defense Network’s Food Assistance prog.: $20,000

    YMCA’s Economic Development/Training/Bike Repair: $10,287

    YMCA’s Strength Training for Seniors program: $2,429


    The recommended Public Facilities allocation ($321,985) is to the City of Kingston’s Health & Wellness and Parks & Recreation Departments for the implementation of the Broadway/Prince Landscape Design.

    After the public comment period closes, the City’s Annual Action Plan will be delivered to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for their review and funding approval. Monies will be allocated after City of Kingston’s Fiscal Year 2023 begins on July 1, 2023.

    The City of Kingston’s Community Development Block Grant Annual Action Plan 2023 can be found here.