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

    3/26/2024 - City of Kingston Releases CDBG Five-Year Consolidated Plan and 2024 Annual Action Plan for Public Comment


    March 26, 2024


    City of Kingston Releases CDBG Five-Year Consolidated Plan and 2024 Annual Action Plan for Public Comment


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Office of Community Development are pleased to announce that the City of Kingston has released its Five-Year Consolidated Plan and the 2024 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, and will open a public comment period.

    The City of Kingston’s Five-Year Consolidated Plan outlines the City’s housing and non-housing community development needs and priorities for the next five years (2024-2028). The 2024 Annual Plan describes how the City intends to allocate approximately $650,000 in CDBG funds.

    The Five-Year Consolidated Plan and 2024 Annual Action Plan include: 1.) Identification of housing and non-housing community development needs and priorities over the next five years within the City; 2.) Identification of federal and non-federal resources reasonably expected to be made available during the program year to undertake activities identified in the proposed Five-Year Consolidated Plan, and 3.) A list of activities to be undertaken during the 2024 program year to address community development and housing needs including the geographic distribution of activities to be completed.

    The proposed use of funds outlined in the plans were developed by conducting focus group meetings with local service providers, analyzing results from a questionnaire distributed to local housing and homeless providers, holding public hearings throughout the City, and requests from local communities identifying needs. 

    The 30-day public comment period will begin on April 1, 2024. The City of Kingston will hold a public hearing for the Five-Year Consolidated Plan on April 16, 2024, at 10:00am in Council Chambers at City Hall. Public comments can be submitted in person at the public hearing, or by mail to the Office of Community Development; City Hall 420 Broadway Kingston, NY 12401 by April 30, 2024.

    The City has also prepared an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI), which identified barriers to fair housing choice within the City, as well as a Fair Housing Action Plan of activities the City may undertake to remove or ameliorate those barriers. The AI will also be available from April 1-30, 2024.

    The City has also prepared a Citizen Participation Plan (CPP), which outlines the City’s responsibilities for obtaining public comment on the Five-Year Consolidated Plan, 2024 Annual Plan, Plan Amendments, the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) and any Section 108 loan application should the City undertake one. The CPP is available here from April 1-15, 2024.

    Persons requiring accommodations for sensory-impairments or disabilities, please contact the City of Kingston’s Office of Community Development at [email protected] or 845-334-3930. Translation services are also available upon request.