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

    12/13/2017 - City of Kingston awarded nearly $1 Million through New York State Consolidated Funding Application

    December 13, 2017

    City of Kingston awarded nearly $1 Million through New York State Consolidated Funding Application

    KINGSTON, N.Y. Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston has been awarded close to $1 million through the New York State Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process.

    “My administration has worked tirelessly to secure resources to advance our City and this is yet another indication that this hard work is paying off,” said Mayor Noble. “I want to thank Governor Cuomo and the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council for continuing to make critical investments in our community and our region.”

    This year’s CFA awards include:

    Midtown Kingston Franklin Complete Streets Project
    Funding Source: NYSDEC Climate Smart Communities Implementation Program
    Amount Awarded: $750,000

    Project Summary: The purpose of the project is to conduct preliminary and final design and implement construction of new sidewalks, bicycle infrastructure, and crosswalks along the entire length of Franklin Street. Sidewalks for most of the length will be replaced with concrete, but bluestone will be used on two blocks in the Fair Street Historic District. ADA accessible ramps will be installed at all corners of each intersection that currently lack them. Significant public institutions, including the Kingston Library and the City of Kingston’s Everette Hodge Community Center, are located along this popular walking route to George Washington Elementary School.

    “This project perfectly aligns with the investments in transportation and infrastructure we are making, particularly along the Broadway corridor,” said Mayor Noble. “As a vital connection between Wall St. and Broadway, and as one of most travelled routes for children and families, these improvements will impact thousands of residents. In addition, this project will coincide with our upcoming Henry St. Safe Routes to School Project, which runs parallel with Franklin St. and is also an important walking route for children.”

    Kingston Organic Waste Management Plan
    Funding Source: NYSDEC Climate Smart Communities Implementation Program
    Amount Awarded: $62,960

    Project Summary: The City of Kingston will partner with the Hudson Valley Regional Council to write an Organics Diversion Plan for Kingston. The City is already a Certified Bronze Climate Smart Community and the execution of these additional elements of the Climate Smart Certification will bring Kingston closer to achieving Silver certification. The Organics Diversion Plan will include five Climate Smart Community Certification actions: 1. waste management strategy for government hosted/permitted events; 2. organics collection and composting in government buildings; 3. government waste audit and diversion tracking; 4. Compost bin distribution plan; and 5. determine the feasibility of an organics collection program (residential and commercial).

    “This project is key to our sustainability efforts, which have been lauded time and time again as a model at the State level,” said Mayor Noble. “A crucial component of this work includes tackling the huge amount of food waste generated by the City of Kingston and trucked each day. This grant will help us plan for how best to reduce the waste stream and save taxpayers’ dollars."

    Kingston Waterfront Empire State Trail Improvements
    Funding Source: NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation – Recreational Trails Program
    Amount Awarded: $178,000

    Project Summary: The project will take place on 0.75 mile of the future Hudson Landing Promenade through the Hudson Landing property, roughly following the western shoreline of the Hudson River starting at North Street in Kingston and ending at the promenade just south of John Street. The final outcome will be increased access for both bicycles and pedestrians on the promenade and better connections for tourists traveling the Empire State Trail, which is designed to be on this route.

    “This grant will enable us to pave the City of Kingston’s portion of the Hudson Landing Promenade, which is part of the Empire State Trail that will be built in 2018,” said Mayor Noble. “This work will ultimately allow greater access for pedestrians and bicyclists and create a better overall project.”

    Additional Awards in Kingston
    In addition to the funds awarded directly to the City of Kingston, Mayor Noble is pleased to announce that a number of significant projects proposed by our community partners have also been awarded funding. These grant awards include $2 million for the JM Development Group’s “The Kingstonian” project in Uptown, $1 million for the Hutton Brickyards Redevelopment Project along the Waterfront, and $242,500 for RUPCO’s Stockade Works application in Midtown.

    “I am pleased that these incredible projects have been awarded significant funding through this process,” said Mayor Noble. “Each of these projects align with our economic development vision and will serve as anchors throughout our City. I applaud Governor Cuomo and the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council for recognizing the unique strengths of our community and for investing in new and expanding priority projects in our business districts.”