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

    2/12/2014 - SNOW EMERGENCY THU FEB 13, 2014

    SNOW EMERGENCY—PLAN OF ACTION

    SUBMITTED BY MICHAEL SCHUPP, SUP. PUBLIC WORKS

     Be advised – a plan of action has been devised by the DPW Management team to effectively plow city streets.

     •A Snow Emergency has been declared and will be in effect as of 7:00 a.m (Thu. February 13, 2014) and will remain in effect for 48 hours unless otherwise posted.

     •Parking Enforcement shall commence at 9:00 am, Thursday, February 13, 2014 in all residential areas of the city. Business districts will be enforced after 5:00 pm, February 13, 2014.

     •Vehicles along Snow Emergency Routes will be ticketed and towed after 3:00 pm, February 13, 2014.

     •Priority routes will be maintained throughout the storm and Snow Emergency Routes will also be maintained. Road salt is in high demand and measures will be taken to conserve when possible.  Please minimize driving and stay off the roads during the event and allow our drivers to clean up the streets for safe passage.

     •Refuse pick up will be suspended for Thursday Feb 13th and picked up on Friday Feb. 14th

    *Recycling will remain on schedule for regular pick up on Thursday Feb. 13th.  (This is necessary due to staffing levels so more plows are on the street during the storm.)

     •City Parking Lots - access and egress points along w/driving lanes will be plowed. Lots will not be completely plowed until after all streets are properly cleared of snow.  Please remove your vehicles from city lots as soon after the storm as possible so crews may clear the lots of snow.