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

    5/23/2023 - $1.15 Million Restore New York Grant Awarded to Uptown Kingston Mixed-use Project


    May 23, 2023


    $1.15 Million Restore New York Grant Awarded to Uptown Kingston Mixed-use Project


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce the City of Kingston has been awarded $1.15 million from the Empire State Development’s Restore New York Communities Initiative to support the St. Joseph’s Lofts project in Uptown Kingston.

    The St. Joseph’s Lofts project at 59 Pearl Street is an adaptive reuse project that will convert a former schoolhouse into three floors of office space and an event center. The adjacent former convent house will be renovated into three residential apartments.

    “I am so proud of the work my Grants Management team does each day to help private entities and nonprofits access State resources, and I’m thrilled we were able to secure this funding for a great mixed-use project in the heart of the Stockade District,” said Mayor Noble. “I want to thank Governor Hochul and Empire State Development for their continued support of Kingston. This funding will help with an exciting redevelopment project that makes improvements to unique existing historical buildings. Projects like the St. Joseph’s Lofts are exactly the kind of smart development we need in our community, that preserve historic architecture, create new neighborhood amenities, and build much-needed housing.”

    On Monday at iPark 87 (formerly Tech City), Governor Kathy Hochul announced more than $112.9 million to 70 projects through the Restore New York Communities Initiative, which supports municipal revitalization efforts across the state, helping to remove blight, reinvigorate downtowns and generate economic opportunity. The program, administered by Empire State Development, helps 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.

    “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 a more than $146 million state investment, we are breathing new life into communities from Hudson to North Hempstead, jumpstarting new economic activity and helping ensure that New York State continues to be a place where people come to live, work, and raise their families.”

    Past City of Kingston Restore NY Grants include, in 2022, an award of $1.5 million for The Center for Photography at Woodstock to adaptively reuse and rehabilitate the 40,000 sf former cigar factory in Midtown, and $840,000 for the Barrel Factory Lofts Project, an adaptive reuse of a 120-year-old warehouse originally used as a barrel factory in Midtown that has been vacant for 15 years. The 18,000 sf building will be redeveloped into a mix of live-work spaces for artists, commercial flex spaces, and amenities spaces. In 2017, a Restore New York grant assisted with the cost of demolition of the former Mid-City Lanes bowling alley at 20 Cedar Street, the now-home of RUPCO’s Energy Square, a mixed-use residential, commercial, and nonprofit space.