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

    12/14/2018 - City of Kingston Seeks Grant Manager

    December 14, 2018





    KINGSTON, N.Y. -- Mayor Steve Noble is seeking applicants for the position of Grants Manager, who is responsible for researching grant funding opportunities at the federal, state, local and foundation levels, grant administration and coordinating grant management activities. The position was established in 2016 by Mayor Noble in order to improve coordination of grants across City departments and to effectively seek and secure grant funding to support priority projects and initiatives. Due to the growing portfolio of grant-supported projects, Mayor Noble proposed the creation of the Office of Grants Management in his 2019 Recommended Budget, which was ultimately adopted by the City of Kingston Common Council. The current Grants Manager, Kristen Wilson, will serve as the Director of the Office of Grants Management.    

    The City is managing a wide array of grant-supported projects that will advance in 2019, including transportation and waterfront revitalization, along with six New York State funded Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) projects. Grants Management will also be working to secure alternative funding for priority DRI projects that were not selected for funding by the State. The current portfolio of projects supported by grants totals $38.7 million, and approximately $31.8 million can be reimbursed by already secured grants.

    “The establishment of the Grants Management department and the expansion of the team is a result of this administration’s robust efforts to secure and manage grant funding to support a variety of public infrastructure, transportation, sustainability, safety and quality of life initiatives and projects throughout the City,” said Mayor Steve Noble. “Kristen has done an excellent job, and I’m excited to see what this office can accomplish with more capacity.”                              

    Qualified candidates will have working knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and various levels of governmental organization; general principles and practices of providing grant funded services at the municipal level; ability to keep current on federal and state grant programs; ability to determine eligibility for a variety of grant proposals; ability to coordinate the development of grant applications; ability to coordinate and participate in the preparation of grant compliance information and prepare written and oral reports; comprehend and make inferences from legal and administration written materials; effectively communicate both orally and in writing and work cooperatively and maintain liaison with government officials and agencies at the municipal, county, state and federal levels. The annual starting salary for the Grants Manager position is $50,236 plus benefits. 

    Local residents are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications can be downloaded online at and dropped off or mailed to Civil Service, 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401, no later than 4:00pm Friday, January 4, 2019.  

    Relevant links:

    Grant-supported transportation projects can be found at

    Grant-supported waterfront revitalization projects can be found at