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

    9/11/2023 - Mayor Noble Announces Former Chiz’s Street Property Proposed to Become Affordable Housing


    September 11, 2023


    Mayor Noble Announces Former Chiz’s Street Property Proposed to Become Affordable Housing


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Home Property Group, LLC are pleased to announce plans for redeveloping 256 Washington Avenue, the former Chiz’s House property, into an affordable housing complex with up to 60 housing units.

    The project will include a gut renovation and complete rehabilitation to modernize the property, including new plumbing, electrical system, windows, and energy efficient HVAC systems. The original boarding house rooms will be renovated to include bathrooms and kitchenettes, and the property will include an on-site manager’s office. Several studio units will be made adaptable for persons with physical disabilities.

    Working closely with City of Kingston officials since the project’s inception, the development team has secured a long-term lease with Family of Woodstock to occupy the entire premises, including on-site support, ensuring long-lasting affordability. All rents will be affordable to residents making below 80% Area Median Income.

    “This is a great opportunity for redevelopment, and I am so pleased that this project will be 100 percent affordable,” said Mayor Noble. “The developers’ partnership with Family of Woodstock will provide much needed supportive housing to Uptown Kingston.”

    Scott Rosen of the Home Property Group, said, “We are employing local architectural, engineering, and contracting services to deliver a best-in-class project to a greatly underserved part of the community and a brighter future for a once blighted property. As the owners of other properties in the neighborhood, we are committed to managing and maintaining the development at 256 Washington to the highest of standards.”

    Michael Berg, Executive Director of Family Woodstock said, “Family of Woodstock Inc. is excited to join Home Property Group in opening 50 affordable housing units over the next few months to help address the crisis in affordable housing. We will be providing Permanent Supported and Rapid Rehousing services to individuals who are or have recently been homeless, and services to promote stability and move towards self-sufficiency.”

    “I look forward to working with Home Property Group, Family of Woodstock, and other City Departments to move this important affordable housing project forward,” said Bartek Starodaj, Director of Housing Initiatives.

    The developers will present the project to the City of Kingston Planning Board on Monday, September 18, 2023, to start the approval process and finalize the site plan.

    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, short-term rental guidelines, the ARPA Affordable Housing Fund, the Emergency Tenant Protection Act, the Midtown Brownfields Opportunity Area, the Disposition of City-owned properties, and many more. Visit