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

    5/24/2022 - Notice to Public of Kingston City Annual Action Plan for Federal Fiscal Year 2022

    Notice to Public of Kingston City Annual Action Plan

    for Federal Fiscal Year 2022

    In accordance with Federal requirements found at 24 CFR 91.420, Kingston City, New York has completed its 2022 Annual Action Plan (AAP), a one-year planning document which describes the amount of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds expected to be available and the proposed use of those funds for the upcoming program year. The AAP proposes the administration of funding during the period from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023 authorized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  In Federal Fiscal Year 2022 Kingston City received $688,891.00 in Community Development Block Grant Program funds. The AAP reports on Kingston City’s proposed administration of these funds in compliance with its Consolidated Plan previously approved by HUD.

    Kingston City’s 2022 AAP is on file and available for public review and comment period at the City of Kingston Office of Community Development, 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401 or online at

    Written comments can be directed to Amanda L. Bruck, Director of Community Development at the same address, or e-mail at [email protected].  All comments must be received no later than 30 days after the date of publication.