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

    1/26/2023 - Two Midtown Parking Lots are Free for Up to Four Hours


    January 26, 2023


    Two Midtown Parking Lots are Free for Up to Four Hours


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that two Midtown parking lots, the Cornell Street parking lot and the lot adjacent to the former Sea Deli at 658 Broadway, will offer free 4-hour parking. Street parking along the section of Broadway in Midtown from St James Street to Prince Street/Pine Grove will remain free for two hours, as previously announced with the completion of the Broadway Streetscape Project.

    “Now that the construction is finished on the Midtown parking lots, it was important that these lots better align with the rules and regulations of the newly completed Broadway Streetscape, which included removing parking meters in the project area. Going forward, street parking on Broadway in Midtown from St James Street to Prince Street will be free for two hours, while the Cornell Street and Sea Deli parking lots will be free for up to four hours. I hope this helps make your shopping and dining at our Midtown establishments easier and more convenient,” said Mayor Noble.

    Those that plan to park for more than four hours or overnight should retain a parking permit. Anyone who has purchased a 2023 parking permit intending to use it at the Cornell Street parking lot and does not need to park more than 4 hours in that lot, may submit a refund request. Written refund requests must be received by the Parking Violations office in City Hall no later than February 28, 2023, to qualify for reimbursement.

    Please contact the Parking Violations office at 845-334-3933 or by e-mail at [email protected] for more information and required documentation.

    The recent Midtown Parking Lots Improvements Project renovated three Midtown parking lots with green infrastructure and new paving. The Prince Street parking lot (by Monkey Joe) will remain metered.