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

    10/30/2023 - Mayor Noble Announces Landlord Ambassador Program Launched in Partnership with RUPCO


    October 30, 2023


    Mayor Noble Announces Landlord Ambassador Program Launched in Partnership with RUPCO


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce City of Kingston is supporting the Landlord Ambassador Program, facilitated by RUPCO, utilizing the City’s ARPA funding, which launched today.

    With funding from Ulster County and the City of Kingston, RUPCO is administering $1.885 million in funds through the Affordable Rental Upgrade Program (ARUP) to provide financial assistance to landlords to improve the conditions of rental units in exchange for keeping rents stabilized for low-income tenants. The City of Kingston allocated $350,000 in ARPA funding to support this program, which will be awarded specifically to Kingston-based rental units.  The funding allocated to ARUP for this program is part of the $4.6 million the City of Kingston has earmarked for housing action projects.

    “We are pleased to help fund this important effort to provide safe and comfortable housing for all and to ensure that we continue to support the creation of new affordable housing in our community,” said Mayor Noble. “We have successfully worked with RUPCO on a previous round of this program, and I want to thank RUPCO for continuing to facilitate this vital program. I look forward to seeing this funding directly improve more local apartment units for Kingston tenants.”

    The program is open to landlords who own eight or fewer legal residential rental units. Funding may be used for repairs that address code violations, items that can lead to code violations, health and safety issues, heating, electrical, plumbing, structural issues, roofing, windows, siding, carpentry, accessibility, and energy efficiency upgrades. Beautification and cosmetic repairs are not eligible expenses. In exchange, the landlord must agree to rent the units to households at or below specified income levels and keep the monthly rental amounts stabilized at an affordable rate for a period of 5-7 years, based on the funding level.

    Maximum grant awards per eligible unit:

    • $25,000 per unit for units that house tenants with household gross income at or below *60% of the area

    median income limit for Ulster County as calculated by HUD based on Household size (maximum $50,000

    per building).

    • $15,000 per unit for units that house tenants with household gross incomes between *60% and 80% of the

    area median income limit for Ulster County as calculated by HUD based on household size (maximum

    $30,000 per building).

    “We are profoundly grateful for the remarkable partnership we’ve established to support local landlords in the City of Kingston and Ulster County, owning eight units or less and dedicated to serving families making 80% AMI or less. Together, we’re making essential repairs to their units and helping stabilize rents, fostering a stronger, more vibrant community for all. This collaboration embodies our unwavering commitment to affordable housing and the prosperity of our community,” said Faith Moore, Senior Vice President of Operations and Strategy at RUPCO.

    The application deadline is December 1, 2023. More details at