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

    9/7/2017 - Mayor Steve Noble Introduces Development Team for Proposed Mixed Use Project and Parking Garage in Stockade District

    September 7, 2017
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


    Mayor Steve Noble Introduces Development Team for Proposed Mixed Use Project and Parking Garage in Stockade District


    KINGSTON, N.Y. Mayor Steve Noble was pleased to welcome members of the public and media to an announcement at the Senate Garage in Uptown Kingston on Thursday. The purpose of the event was to introduce the team who will be working to redevelop the site of the former parking garage, located at 21 North Front St. These partners include Joe Bonura, Jr. of JM Development Group, Patrick Page of Page Properties, and Brad Jordan, owner of the Herzog Supply Co. Mayor Noble was joined by Ulster County Executive Mike Hein for this announcement.


    After a Request for Qualifications in 2016, Wright Architects was selected to work with the City to launch a redevelopment effort of the site that would include a mixed use building with residential and commercial space, as well as expanded public parking. As part of this process, Mayor Noble had the opportunity to meet Joe Bonura Jr., who has led a wide range of projects throughout the Mid-Hudson region.


    “Over time, it became clear that I had found the type of developers who had the track record and experience necessary to bring this initial concept to reality,” said Mayor Noble. “I am excited for Joe, Patrick and Brad to lead this ambitious project and look forward to supporting them as they work with the community to create a space that complements and enhances the Stockade District.”


    Following remarks from the Mayor and the County Executive, Mr. Bonura gave a brief presentation of the development team’s extensive experience and recent projects, followed by an overview of their vision for a transformative project at the site. This proposed project, to be known as “The Kingstonian,” will consist of commercial space on the first floor and a mix of housing and lodging on the other floors. At least 200 parking spaces will be dedicated for public parking. The project will include both the city-owned property at 21 North Front St. and the property owned by Herzog’s across the street on Fair St. While renderings of the proposed project are not yet available, Mr. Bonura stated that the project would not exceed the height of the Herzog’s warehouse and would be designed in a way that fits into the character of the district.


    The team will meet with stakeholders throughout the community in the coming weeks and intends to provide regular updates on the development process. Funding for the proposed project will also be sought from a variety of local and state sources.


    “By working from a community-centered approach and partnering with the right people at the right time, we have an opportunity to potentially create an incredible asset in the heart of the Stockade,” said Mayor Noble.


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