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

    5/29/2024 - Two Kingston Projects Awarded Nearly $15 Million in New York State Housing Grants


    May 29, 2024

    Two Kingston Projects Awarded Nearly $15 Million in New York State Housing Grants


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that two projects in the City of Kingston have been awarded housing grants from the Empire State Development’s Mid-Hudson Momentum Fund, a new program aimed to increase the housing supply in the Mid-Hudson region.

    Governor Kathy Hochul announced on Wednesday, May 29 that two shovel-ready projects located in Kingston will receive the first round of Mid-Hudson Momentum Fund grants totaling nearly $15 million:

    • The Golden Hill project to transform the former Ulster County jail into a new mixed-income and mixed-use community with 164 units of affordable housing in the City of Kingston was awarded $10 million.
    • The Barrel Factory Apartments project to construct a 100-unit mixed-use, mixed-income development in the City of Kingston was awarded $4.75 million.

    Both projects have been approved by the Kingston Planning Board.

    “This is a huge win for Kingston—these two major housing development projects in our city will bring 264 new, much-needed units to our housing inventory,” said Mayor Noble. “Earlier this year, I set an ambitious goal of approving 1,000 units of housing in the near 5 years. With the continued help and generous support of Governor Hochul and her own ambitious housing initiatives, I believe we will meet this goal.”

    “Communities all over the Mid-Hudson region are stepping up in extraordinary ways to address the housing crisis, and with these awards, New York is making good on our commitment to supporting them,” Governor Hochul said. “As the first state program to reward our Pro-Housing Communities, the Mid-Hudson Momentum Fund is not just helping them build more housing – it’s helping them chart a path toward a more affordable New York. My administration remains laser-focused on building the homes we need to bring down housing costs, and I am ready to work with any community that wants to join us.”

    Read the Governor’s full announcement here: