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

    1/23/2024 - Public Hearing for CDBG Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan on February 6, 2024


    January 23, 2024


    Public Hearing for CDBG Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan on February 6, 2024


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston will hold a public hearing for the City’s 2024-2028 Consolidated Plan and 2024 Annual Action Plan for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program on February 6, 2024, at 6:00pm at City Hall.

    The City of Kingston is in the process of preparing the 2024-2028 Consolidated Plan and 2024 Annual Action Plan, to be submitted to HUD on or about May 15, 2024. The City anticipates that its 2024 CDBG Program allocation will be $650,000, but funding has not yet been allocated. 

    “We are holding the public hearing so that the community has ample time to provide input on the housing and other community development needs of the City over the next five years,” said Mayor Noble. “All interested individuals and organizations are invited to attend the meeting and offer their comments, which will be taken into consideration for the 2024-2028 Consolidated Plan and 2024 Annual Action Plan.”

    “This is a great opportunity for the public to participate in offering the City their thoughts and suggestions as the City forms a vision for the next five-year consolidated plan,” said Amanda Bruck, Director of the Office of Community Development. “Once the plan has been written it will be used as a template of how the CDBG dollars will be spent over the course of the next five years.”

    Written comments will be accepted by the Office of Community Development until March 6, 2024.

    A second public hearing will be held to present the draft plan to the public. The City will consider comments on the proposed plan prior to adoption by the Common Council.

    La información será proporcionada en español a petición.


    CDBG Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan Public Meeting

    February 6, 2024


    City Hall, Council Chambers

    420 Broadway

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