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

    10/13/2023 - City of Kingston 2024 Community Development Block Grant Process Has Begun


    October 13, 2023


    City of Kingston 2024 Community Development Block Grant Process Has Begun


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Office of Community Development are pleased to announce that the 2024 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) process has begun.

    Beginning Monday, October 16, 2023, groups and organizations operating within the City of Kingston may apply for 2024 CDBG funding for eligible programs. Examples of eligible programs and services and a list of threshold criteria are included in the application packet. In 2024, the City of Kingston will only be accepting applications for Public Service Programs, and per HUD guidelines, funding must be for either a new program or a significantly expanded program.

    “We are hopeful to get a wide variety of applicants this year and encourage all eligible organizations to join an informational session or reach out to the Community Development office,” said Mayor Noble. “We are also currently looking for members to serve on the Community Development Advisory Board. This board is a great way to serve your community and help us decide how these Federal funds are administered.” 

    “As an Entitlement Community and HUD awardee, we are fortunate to be able to use these funds to help our community and residents through activities that may otherwise be unattainable,” said Mandy Bruck, Director of Community Development. “We look forward to working with the organizations who apply and those who are awarded as a subrecipients.” 

    Three public informational sessions will be held for interested applicants to discuss eligible programs, process, and application requirements. New and previous applicants are encouraged to attend at least one informational session.

    The 2024 Community Development Block Grant schedule is:

    October 16      Applications available

    October 16      Public hearing to solicit public comments on use of funding, City Hall at 6:00 pm

    October 19      Public Info Session #1, City Hall Conference Room #1, 6:00pm 

    October 31        Public Info Session #2, City Hall Conference Room #1, 12:00pm

    Nov. 16           Public Info Session #3, City Hall Conference Room #1, 6:00pm

    December 4     Applications are due at 12:00pm


    On October 16, applications can be found here, and are due no later than 12pm on Monday, December 4, 2023.

    Kingston’s Office of Community Development receives an annual CDBG Entitlement Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City anticipates being awarded approximately $650,000 in CDBG funds for 2023, and of that amount no more than 15% is allowed to be used to fund program services. The funds are intended to assist in providing a suitable living environment, decent housing, and expanding economic opportunities for low- to moderate-income persons in our community.

    To serve on the Community Development Advisory Board, please apply here.