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

    3/9/2018 - City of Kingston to host Equitable Development Community Workshop on Thursday, March 22nd at 6:00pm at City Hall

    Mayor Steve Noble Announces

    “Equitable Development” Community Workshop

    Thursday, March 22nd at 6:00pm at City Hall

     

    KINGSTON, N.Y. Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce a community workshop regarding “equitable development” to be held on Thursday, March 22nd at 6:00pm at City Hall, located at 420 Broadway.

    This event is a follow up to the successful public workshop held in May 2017 and supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through its Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program. The purpose of the program was to help the community evaluate its priorities to work toward equitable development and support community goals for housing, local businesses, jobs, transportation, and preserving opportunities for residents. In part, the U.S. EPA defines equitable development as “…a range of approaches for creating communities and regions where residents of all incomes, races, and ethnicities participate in and benefit from decisions that shape the places where they live.” Kingston was one of only 25 communities nationwide that received assistance in 2017 through the U.S. EPA Building Blocks program.

    As part of the May 2017 workshop series, participants were tasked with creating broad goals and proposed actions or initiatives to achieve those goals. The goals identified by the community participants included:

    • Strengthen existing neighborhoods and provide access to economic opportunity
    • Maintain neighborhood culture through economic change
    • Complete sidewalk network and make streets safe for all users
    • Sustain and create affordable housing
    • Communicate effectively among community

    The purpose of the upcoming Community Workshop is to introduce the concept of Equitable Development to the broader public, review the proposed goals, actions and initiatives from the May 2017 workshop, determine any progress that has been made in achieving those goals or barriers to success, identify missing goals, actions and initiatives, and set next steps.

    The format of the Community Workshop will include: opening remarks from Mayor Noble; a recap and review of the initial goals and actions proposed by community members at the first workshop; and rotating discussion groups regarding the five major identified goal areas.

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    Las Noticias de Kingston

    La Ciudad de Kingston les invita a participar en el taller comunitario para el desarrollo equitativo el jueves 22 de marzo a las 6 pm en el las oficinas del ayuntamiento.

    El alcalde Steve Noble anunciara el taller comunitario del "Desarollo Equitativo"

    el Jueves, 22 de marzo a las 6:00 p.m. en el ayuntamiento.

    KINGSTON, N.Y. El alcalde Steve Noble anuncia un taller comunitario sobre el "desarrollo equitativo" que se lleva a cabo el jueves 22 de marzo a las 6:00 p.m. en las oficinas del ayuntamiento, ubicado en 420 Broadway.

    Este evento es un seguimiento del éxito obtenido por el taller público pasado  en el mes de mayo 2017 y que fue organizado con la Agencia de Protección Ambiental de los Estados Unidos (EPA) a través de su Programa “Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities” (Bloques para construir una comunidad sostenible).  El objetivo de este programa es ayudar a la comunidad a evaluar sus prioridades para trabajar hacia un desarrollo equitativo y apoyar a la comunidad en materia de: vivienda, negocios locales, empleos, transporte y preservar las oportunidades para los residentes.

    En parte, la EPA define el desarrollo equitativo como: "... una variedad de enfoques para crear comunidades y regiones (dentro de la ciudad) donde los residentes de varios niveles económicos, razas y etnias participan y se benefician (en conjunto) de las decisiones que dan forma a los lugares donde viven". Kingston fue una de solo 25 comunidades de todo el país que recibieron asistencia en 2017 a través del programa Building Blocks de la EPA de los USA.

    Como parte de la serie de talleres que se llevaron a cabo en el pasado mes mayo de 2017, los participantes se encargaron de crear objetivos amplios y propuestas de acciones o iniciativas para alcanzar esos objetivos. Los objetivos que se identificaron por los participantes de la comunidad incluyeron:

    • Fortalecer los vecindarios existentes y brindar acceso a oportunidades económicas
    • Mantener la cultura del vecindario a través de los cambios económicos
    • Completar la red de banquetas y hacer que las calles sean seguras para todos los usuarios
    • Sostener y crear viviendas accesibles
    • Comunicarse efectivamente en la comunidad

    El objetivo del taller comunitario es presentar el concepto de desarrollo equitativo al público en general, revisar los objetivos propuestos, las acciones y las iniciativas del taller de mayo de 2017, mostrar el progreso que se haya logrado en estos objetivos o las barreras encontradas con el fin de lograr el éxito, así como, identificar las metas, acciones e iniciativas que faltan, y establezca los siguientes pasos.

    El formato del taller incluirá: comentarios de apertura del Alcalde Noble; una recapitulación y revisión de las metas y acciones propuestas inicialmente por los miembros de la comunidad en el primer taller; y grupos de discusión con respecto a los cinco objetivos principales.

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