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

    5/2/2023 - Mayor Noble and RUPCO Announce First-time Homebuyer Program


    May 1, 2023


    Mayor Noble and RUPCO Announce First-time Homebuyer Program



    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston and RUPCO have partnered for a First-Time Homebuyer Program.

    The City of Kingston is funding the program with $395,000 from the City’s annual Community Development Block Grant funding, and RUPCO will administer the program. The First-Time Homebuyer Program will provide up to $50,000 in funding to six or more income-eligible first-time homebuyers in the City of Kingston to assist with acquisition costs, including up to 50% of a down payment required by the mortgage, reasonable and necessary closing costs, and subsidy of the applicant’s mortgage principal amount. Applicants must comply with the income limits below.


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    Mayor Steve Noble said, “This program will help boost homeownership in the City of Kingston and put ownership within reach of lower-income families who want to own a home in Kingston and create generational wealth. We are pleased to fund this program with our CDBG grant, and to partner with RUPCO, who will be facilitating the program. I look forward to seeing as many new first-time homebuyers as possible benefit from this vital housing program here in our community.”

    Faith Moore, Senior Vice President of Operations and Strategy shared “At RUPCO, we provide affordable housing solutions to income-eligible families and individuals, especially in today's challenging housing market. We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the City of Kingston to launch their CDBG First-Time Homebuyer Program, which aims to support first-time homebuyers in the city to acquire their first homes. This program will significantly impact many families in Kingston, allowing them to own their homes and create a sense of stability and security for themselves and their loved ones. We are committed to ensuring that income-eligible families and individuals can access affordable homeownership opportunities, and we are excited to collaborate with the City of Kingston to create more opportunities like this in the future. We are confident that this program will empower many families to achieve their dreams of homeownership and build a better future for themselves and their community.”

    A RUPCO Counselor can assist households in navigating the first-time homebuyer process, review credit, and provide referrals to affordable loan options and determine eligibility for grant funding. To learn more about terms and conditions and to apply for counseling, visit 

    Mayor Noble established the Department of Housing Initiatives in 2020 to support housing planning in the City of Kingston. The Department manages housing-related grants, supports the construction of new market-rate and affordable housing, develops policies to protect existing residents, and addresses the connection between housing and sustainability, health, and mobility. The Department also reviews the disposition of city-owned property suitable for housing development and collaborates with local and regional housing organizations. Current projects include city-wide rezoning efforts, the Tiny Homes Project, short-term rental guidelines and many more. Visit