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

    3/1/2024 - City of Kingston Calls for Proposal Concepts for Mid-Hudson Momentum Fund


    March 1, 2024


    City of Kingston Calls for Proposal Concepts for Mid-Hudson Momentum Fund


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased announce that the Office of Grants Management will be gathering proposal concepts for the Mid-Hudson Momentum Fund (MHMF) program, which provides grant assistance to mixed-use housing and infrastructure projects throughout the Mid-Hudson region.

    The $150 million Empire State Development Mid-Hudson Momentum Fund is specifically designed to address the strain caused by the local population increase exacerbated by COVID. With regional housing stock availability at less than 1% last year, the MHMF is directly addressing the need for new housing development. The program focuses on mixed-use housing and infrastructure projects that will have lasting impacts in the Mid-Hudson Region and that meet the strategic goals of the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council’s strategic plan. This includes projects that have garnered community support, will result in increased affordable housing, leverage non-State investment, are financially sound, and can begin quickly.

    “The State has recognized our region’s housing shortage and that the increasing demands on aging infrastructure systems often present challenges in development,” said Mayor Noble. “We appreciate this investment in the Hudson Valley that will address both issues at once. I encourage anyone with ideas to fill out our form – even if you plan to apply separately from the City of Kingston, this way we can work together to put the best application forward. An example of a partnership might be adding City sewer infrastructure to a property or retrofitting a nearby road. At this point we are collecting ideas so that the City can provide partnership and/or support when beneficial. As a newly designated Pro-Housing Community, applications from the City of Kingston will receive priority.”

    MHMF funding may cover the costs of new construction or improvements to essential building elements.

    Eligible uses of funds includes:

    • Construction, expansion, and rehabilitation of facilities
    • Equipment/machinery
    • Infrastructure and site development
    • Design/engineering related to construction 

    The City of Kingston’s Grants Management Director, Ruth Ann Devitt-Frank said, “By gathering information about potential projects that developers and other community members may submit, the City can determine how it can assist or take the lead on any applications, particularly for those involving infrastructure. This way, as a community, we’ll be able to put our best foot forward for this competitive program.”

    Property owners or organizations with project ideas are encouraged to fill out this form, which will be open until March 11, 2024. 

    More information about the Mid-Hudson Momentum Fund at