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

    3/13/2017 - Snow Emergency Updates

    Trash Pickup Updates (As of 3/17/17)

    In addition to the rescheduled Thursday trash pickup taking place on Saturday, March 18th, the Department of Public Works will also be returning to the City’s Business Districts on Saturday to pick up trash that was unable to be collected earlier in the week. These areas will include:

    • Uptown Business District, within the boundaries of North Front St., Clinton Avenue, Maiden Lane, and Green St.
    • Midtown Business District-Broadway from the 587/Albany Avenue intersection all the way down the Corridor
    • Downtown Business District/Lower Broadway  

    Trash must be put out prior to 7:00AM tomorrow to be picked up. No recycling will be picked up.

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    Snow Removal Schedule (As of 3/16/17)

    • Thursday, March 16th at 11:00pm through Friday at 7:00am- Uptown Kingston- Wall St., Main St.-North Front St. and Fair St.-North Front to Main St. and surrounding areas
    • Friday, March 17th from 7:00am through 3:00pm- Midtown Kingston- Broadway, from Cornell St. to 587/Albany intersection

    During these times, no parking will be permitted in the snow removal areas outlined above. 

    Trash Pickup Schedule

    • Wednesday pickup will now be collected on Friday, March 17th
    • Thursday pickup will now be collected on Saturday, March 18th

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    Below are further updates on conditions and services in the City of Kingston, as of March 16th at 11:00am:

    •  Due to significant non-compliance of the on-street parking ban, the Department of Public Works is unable to remove snow effectively. While the Department will continue to plow the streets, the Snow Emergency has been lifted. Snow removal that was originally planned for today has been cancelled. Snow removal will now take place overnight, from 11:00pm-7:00am. Tonight’s snow removal will take place in Uptown Kingston (Wall St., Main St.-North Front St. and Fair St.-North Front to Main St. and surrounding areas.) Parking is banned on these streets tonight. Additional snow removal operations will be scheduled.
    • Mayor Noble has put in a formal request with the Ulster County Emergency Management for county and state resources and assistance.
    • 15 trucks are currently deployed. The majority are working to plow streets and remove snow. A crew is also out collecting trash. As a reminder, the trash collection schedule is below:
      • Tuesday pickups are being collected today
      • Wednesday pickups will be collected Friday (3/17)
      • Thursday pickups will be collected Saturday (3/18)
    • Property owners are again asked to clear their sidewalks immediately.
    • Citibus is running on a normal schedule.

     

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    A snow emergency went into effect on Tuesday, March 14th at 5:00am. Crews have been working to clear snow and maintain access for emergency services.

    Service Updates as of March 15, 2017 at 10:30AM:

    • The Local State of Emergency in the City of Kingston has been lifted
    • The Snow Emergency and related parking restrictions are still in effect until further notice. No vehicles should be parked on city streets unless in designated snow emergency alternate side parking areas.
    • The Department of Public Works is working to open up all City streets. There are some streets which have not been plowed and those will be prioritized immediately. The Department will work to push back snow on all City streets. It is expected that this will result in additional snow blocking driveways and ending up on sidewalks. Please continue to clear sidewalks as soon as possible. Additional updates regarding municipal lot cleanups and the lifting of the on-street parking ban will be provided as soon as possible.
    • There will be no Citibus services today. We expect services to resume tomorrow morning.
    • There is no trash collection today. The following is the updated trash collection schedule:
      • Tuesday collection will instead be picked up on Thursday (3/16)
      • Wednesday collection will instead be picked up on Friday (3/17)
      • Thursday collection will instead be picked up on Saturday (3/18)
    • There will be no after school programming at either the Rondout Neighborhood Center or Everette Hodge Community Center today.

    The Mayor appreciates the efforts of the emergency responders and Public Works staff who have worked tirelessly throughout this storm to maintain safety. In addition, we appreciate the public’s support and patience as we work together on these cleanup efforts. We currently have all 23 trucks and 2 front-end loaders out in the field and will continue to provide the best service possible with the resources we have available.

    We will continue to send out regular updates. Information may also be found on our website, www.kingston-ny.gov

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    The City of Kingston has declared a Local State of Emergency and Snow Emergency beginning at 5:00AM on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

    SERVICE UPDATES AS OF 3/14/17 AT 5:00PM

    • Parking restricitions will remain in effect on Wednesday, March 15th. Cars parked on the street will be ticketed and/or towed. Snow Emergency Parking - Alternate Side Street parking as posted in designated areas only. March 15th will be an odd day. An alert will be sent out when parking restrictions have been lifted. Cars may remain in the municipal parking lots listed below.
    • No trash collection on Wednesday, March 15th. 
    • Citibus service will remain suspended through midday on Wednesday, March 15th at the earliest. Exact time for services to resume has not yet been determined.

    Additional updates regarding on-street parking, trash collection, Citibus, and other municipal services will be sent as they become available. Information can also be found at: www.kingston-ny.gov.

    Additional Parking Information:

    For those who do not have off-street parking, alternative designated parking is available at the following locations:

    Uptown Area – North Front Street lots, Former Parking Garage area, and the Dietz Stadium lot.

    Midtown Area – Sea Deli lot, Hodge Center, Cornell Street lot, Prince Street lot, and the AME Zion Church at Franklin Street lot. Lot next to Arace, Broadway Commons (Former Kings Inn Lot)

    Downtown Area – Dock Street lot (behind Mariner’s Harbor), both lots on Dock Street (on Rondout under bridge), Visitor’s Center lot, Abeel Street (past The Armadillo), the Trolley Museum lot and Kingston Point Beach lot.

    Off-street parking is also available at the following city Parks:

      Snow Emergency Routes will be maintained as priorities for plowing throughout the storm. For more information or for a snow-related service request during a snow emergency, call 845-338-2114 for immediate assistance.

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      Previously Released Information

      A Local State of Emergency has been declared in the City of Kingston, beginning at 5:00am on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. This Local State of Emergency is in addition to the previously announced Snow Emergency, which includes an on-street parking ban beginning at 7:00am tomorrow morning. Please see below for information regarding the snow emergency and parking restrictions. Further updates will be sent out when they become available and will also be posted at www.kingston-ny.gov.

      Please note that a State of Emergency has also been declared by County Executive Mike Hein, which includes travel restrictions throughout Ulster County, including the City of Kingston. Additional information about these restrictions, as well as resources for City and County residents, can be found here:  http://ulstercountyny.gov/news/executive/ulster-county-executive-mike-hein-declares-state-emergency-ahead-impending-winter

       

      The City of Kingston has declared a Snow Emergency beginning at 5:00AM on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

      PLEASE NOTE:

      PARKING RESTRICTIONS: At 7:00AM, two hours after the snow emergency begins, all parking restrictions will go into effect and tickets will be issued for cars still located on the street or not in the appropriate alternate side street parking. Cars may also be towed. Snow Emergency Parking - Alternate Side Street parking as posted in designated areas only. March 14th will be an even day. Please note that vehicle owners with snow emergency alternate side parking should also consider moving their cars off the street as the abundance of snow is likely to cause cars remaining on the street to get stuck. An alert will be sent out when parking restrictions have been lifted.

      NO TRASH COLLECTION UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

      NO CITIBUS SERVICES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

      ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES IN MOST CITY FACILITIES, INCLUDING CITY HALL, WILL BE CLOSED

       

      Additional Parking Information:

      For those who do not have off-street parking, alternative designated parking is available at the following locations:

      Uptown Area – North Front Street lots, Former Parking Garage area, and the Dietz Stadium lot.

      Midtown Area – Sea Deli lot, Hodge Center, Cornell Street lot, Prince Street lot, and the AME Zion Church at Franklin Street lot. Lot next to Arace, Broadway Commons (Former Kings Inn Lot)

      Downtown Area – Dock Street lot (behind Mariner’s Harbor), both lots on Dock Street (on Rondout under bridge), Visitor’s Center lot, Abeel Street (passed The Armadillo), the Trolley Museum lot and Kingston point Beach lot.

      Off-street parking is also available at the following city Parks:

      • Block Park
      • Forsyth Park
      • Loughran Park
      • Kingston Point Park/Beach

      Snow Emergency Routes will be maintained as priorities for plowing throughout the storm. For more information or for a snow-related service request during a snow emergency, call 845-338-2114 for immediate assistance.


      Thank you for your anticipated cooperation. Please share this information with your neighbors.