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
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    3/23/2017 - Kingston Local Development Corporation Approves Sale of Vacant Building at Kingston Business Park for $750,000

    March 23, 2017

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Kingston Local Development Corporation Approves Sale of Vacant Building at Kingston Business Park for $750,000

    (Kingston, N.Y.) The Kingston Local Development Corporation (KLDC) has approved the sale of the former Armor Dynamics building, located at 44 Corporate Drive in the Kingston Business Park, to the Bruderhof for $750,000.

    “We are very pleased to announce the upcoming sale of this building and the major investment the Bruderhof are again making in our community,” said Mayor Steve Noble, who serves as the President of the KLDC. “In addition to establishing a business that will create good quality jobs in our community, this sale will return the property back on the tax rolls.”

    Built in 2008, the building includes 10,808 square feet of office and light manufacturing space and an additional 6.9 acres of land. The building has sat vacant since September 2013. Proceeds from the sale will go directly to the KLDC and will be used to reinvest into the Kingston Business Park.

    "The Bruderhof looks forward to supporting the start-up of a cut and sew business within the next year to bring in 20-25 new local jobs over the next three years,” said the Development Director John Rhodes. “Kingston has a rich history of textile and cut and sew industry such as Wonderly’s. It is an exciting prospect to reinvigorate this aspect of the local economy and Kingston’s history by bringing new local employment opportunities to the City of Kingston to support local families.”

    The sale is pending approval from the New York State Authorities Budget Office. Pursuant to Section 2897(6)(d) of the NYS Public Authority Law, the KLDC is required to provide an explanatory statement for the disposal of property by negotiation.

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    About the Kingston Local Development Corporation

    The primary purpose of the KLDC is to stimulate investment within the City of Kingston that results in quality of life and economic sustainability for its residents. For more information, please visit www.kingston-ny.gov/KLDC or contact Amanda Bruck-Little at 334-3930 or abrucklittle@kingston-ny.gov.

    About the Kingston Business Park

    The Kingston Business Park is a light industrial park, 107 acres in size and of those acres, approximately 65 acres can be used for the construction of buildings and parking areas. Each site at the Business Park can be customized to meet a tenant's needs. Municipal water, sewer, underground electric and natural gas are all in place today adjacent to the site lines. A tenant can site a custom built facility on a fully served parcel, buffered from the other parcels, in a campus-like setting. The Business Park offers excellent amenities including beautiful views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains.