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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

    6/23/2020 - City of Kingston Housing Rehabilitation Assistance Available

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    June 23, 2020 

    City of Kingston Housing Rehabilitation Assistance Available


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that City of Kingston homeowners may be eligible for home repair assistance through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Housing Rehabilitation Program.

    CDBG funds will be used to provide up to $25,000 of rehabilitation assistance to owner-occupied households that meet low- to moderate-income eligibility criteria. Funds are provided in the form of a deferred interest-free loan that is forgiven after 10 years. Eligible household income must be at or below 80% of the area median income, which is currently $66,650 for a family of four, and is adjusted based on the actual household size. Eligible properties must be located within the municipal limits of the City of Kingston and the property must be the homeowner’s primary residence.

    Items which may be addressed during rehabilitation include: correcting code violations; mitigating health and safety hazards such as radon, asbestos and lead paint hazards; and repairs like roofs, heating systems, porches, water heaters, water and sewer connections, and accessibility improvements.

    “We are pleased to be able to offer the Housing Rehabilitation Program to our residents, especially in these financially precarious times,” said Mayor Noble. “Homeowners in need of making critical improvements, and who meet the program criteria, are encouraged to contact the office of Community Development and apply. These funds can be extremely helpful to maintain the safety and well-being of families and individuals in our community.”

    Applications can be found here.  City of Kingston homeowners with questions regarding the program may contact Arlene Puentes at 845-334-3920 or apuentes@kingston-ny.gov in the Office of Community Development.