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

    4/5/2019 - Public Comment Extended for City of Kingston Five-Year Consolidated Plan, Fair Housing Plan, and Annual Action Plan Federal Fiscal Year 2019
    Notice for Public Comment - City of Kingston Five-Year Consolidated Plan, Fair Housing Plan and Annual Action Plan

    The City of Kingston has made available for public review and comment the proposed 2019-2023 Five-Year Consolidated Plan, which includes a Fair Housing Plan (Analysis of Impediments, or AI) with a designated Midtown Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA). These documents have been prepared as part of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

    Major components of the proposed Consolidated Plan include an assessment of housing and community development needs, including housing rehabilitation, rental assistance, home ownership opportunities, public improvements, neighborhood revitalization, economic development, special housing needs, and homelessness; market and inventory conditions; housing and community development priorities; and a five-year strategy and one-year plan of activities to address housing and community development needs. The Midtown NRSA has been designated within the Consolidated Plan as a target area to address economic development and housing needs.

    Paper copies of the documents are available for review at the City of Kingston Office of Economic and Community Development (OECD) located at 420 Broadway. Digital copies are posted at the links below:

    Kingston 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan_DRAFT

    AI - Executive Summary

    Draft AI

    Documents will be available beginning April 5, 2019 for a comment period ending May 15, 2019. Written comments should be forwarded to the address provided below. Questions should be directed to Brenna Robinson, Office of Economic and Community Development at (845) 334-3924.

    Brenna Robinson

    Office of Economic and Community Development

    City of Kingston

    420 Broadway

    Kingston, NY 12401