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

    1/25/2019 - Kingston to Participate in Point in Time Homeless Count on January 29

    January 25, 2019

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City of Kingston to Participate in 2019 Point in Time Homeless Count on Tuesday, January 29

    KINGSTON, N.Y. – As a member of the Ulster County Continuum of Care (CoC), Mayor Steve Noble has announced that the City of Kingston will be working with local police agencies, community organizations, service providers and volunteers to conduct the 2019 Point in Time Homeless Count. The CoC completes this count as part of an annual application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which funds over $1 million in homeless housing grants to local human service agencies in Ulster County. The information collected during the count informs the CoC and local municipalities of the need for housing and support services for those that are homeless or in danger of losing their housing. 

    Unfortunately, the CoC has reported a steady increase in the number of sheltered homeless individuals and families over the past few years. In 2018, the CoC reported 464 persons homeless on the night of January 29th compared to 403 reported in 2017. The number of homeless families also increased from 65 in 2017 to 98 in 2018. Finally, the number of homeless children increased from 147 in 2017 to 183 in 2018. 

    “As I stated during my annual address, my administration is committed to working with all of our local partners to support our most vulnerable residents,” said Mayor Noble. “I will be participating in this year’s count and look forward to meeting with the CoC in the coming months to review the data collected and to develop additional strategies to end homelessness in our community.” 

    In an effort to connect with more homeless individuals and families, Mayor Noble has authorized the opening of the Everette Hodge Community Center, located at 15-21 Franklin St. in Kingston, on Tuesday, January 29, from 8:00pm-11:00pm to be used as a welcome center for anyone struggling with homelessness or in danger of losing their housing. Volunteers will be on-site to conduct anonymous surveys and to distribute hot meals, warm clothing, additional food, and personal care items. Human service agencies will have staff on-site to provide information and referrals to homeless services. 

    The Homeless Count will continue on Wednesday, January 30, at various service-based locations, including Family of Woodstock Walk-in Centers, Caring Hands, Community Action locations, Catholic Charities, and People’s Place. Volunteers will be on-site during regular hours at these locations with a short anonymous survey and personal care packages for those that wish to participate. 

    For additional information about the Ulster County Continuum of Care and the HUD Point in Time Homeless Count, please contact Kathy Germain at kgermain@rupco.org.