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

    12/18/2015 - KUBA President offers clarification on Metered Parking Decision

    CITY OF KINGSTON
    OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
    CITY HALL
    420 BROADWAY
    KINGSTON, NEW YORK 12401
    www.kingston-ny.gov
    mayorgallo@kingston-ny.gov
    SHAYNE R. GALLO Phone (845) 334-3902
    MAYOR Fax (845) 334-3904


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 15 2015
    KUBA PRESIDENT OFFERS CLARIFICATION ON METERED PARKING DECISION

    To download this document, please click here.
    Inasmuch as the Kingston Uptown Business Association (KUBA) appreciates City of Kingston’s Mayor Shayne R. Gallo issuing an Executive Order for suspension of metered parking in the Uptown Business District for the remainder of the year for holiday shopping, it was the consensus of the group that it would be best to require shoppers and visitors to “feed” parking meters during this time of year.

    According to Jane Garrity, President of KUBA, “It was the decision earlier this year to not have metered parking suspended. Employees of the uptown businesses were using the spaces intended for shoppers and diners and thereby had a negative impact on the intent for metered parking suspension.” President Garrity added that KUBA can only speak on behalf of the Uptown KUBA members and this decision has no bearing on the other business districts in the City. “We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and hope shoppers and visitors will consider the uptown business district for their holiday gift purchases.”

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