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





    *Be advised –  Because this is expected to be a long drawn out storm, a plan of action has been devised by the DPW Management team to effectively plow city streets and deliver other services (sanitation) based on the current forecast and staffing levels. This plan can be amended as needed.

    A Snow Emergency has been declared and is in effect as of 3:00 pm today (Thursday, January 2, 2014) and will remain in effect for 48 hours unless otherwise posted.
    • Parking Enforcement shall commence at 8:00 pm, Thursday, January 2, 2014 in all residential areas of the city. Business districts will be enforced after 10:00 pm, January 2, 2014.

    • Vehicles along Snow Emergency Routes should be ticketed and towed after 8:00 pm, January 2, 2014and KPD will be needed to help enforce parking along those routes.

    • Priority routes will be maintained throughout the storm and Snow Emergency Routes will be maintained until about 9:00 pm this evening. A general call out of all DPW personnel will commence at approximately 2:00am, January 3, 2014.

    • Refuse/Recycling pick up will be suspended for Friday, January 3. Regular pick up of the Thursday refuse/recycling route will commence Saturday, January 4.

    • Christmas tree pick up will be suspended until Monday, January 6, 2014.

    • 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.