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

    1/4/2024 - City of Kingston Snow Emergency Procedures


    January 4, 2024


    City of Kingston Snow Emergency Procedures

    No Parking on Snow Emergency Routes, Alternate Side Parking for All Other Roadways


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Department of Public Works would like to remind residents of Snow Emergency procedures in the City of Kingston.

    When a Snow Emergency is declared, alternate side parking rules are in effect for all roadways except Snow Emergency Route and dead-end streets. To allow Public Works to effectively clear snow, there is no on-street parking along Snow Emergency Routes or dead-end streets for the duration of a snow event. In addition, no parking is allowed within 50 feet of any street corner and vehicles must not block fire hydrants, driveways, entryways/exits for parking lots, or in any hazardous manner. The best place for vehicles during a Snow Emergency is always off-street.

    “As we prepare for the possibility of snow accumulation this weekend, we thought it would be helpful to remind folks of not only the Snow Emergency parking rules, but also best practices to ensure the safety of all,” said Mayor Noble. “In addition to removing your vehicle from the street, if possible, or moving to the correct side of the street as soon as a Snow Emergency is declared, you are also responsible for clearing the sidewalks in front of your property within 12 hours of a snow event. We need the cooperation of all residents to make the snow removal process a smooth one.”

    DPW Superintendent Ed Norman said, “We will be brining on Friday for road pretreatment, and are well-equipped for the winter season, but the public’s cooperation is imperative for successful snow clearing. We have 49 pieces of equipment available for drivers and laborers to clear the streets, but as always, we ask for the public’s patience as we clear 90 miles of road across the city. In addition to moving your vehicle, it’s important to also remove any obstructions in the snow storage areas, such as basketball hoops, flower planters or pots, trash and recycling cans, and or anything that could be damaged by rolling snow from the plows. If you have any issues, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our office.”

    DPW snow equipment includes: 11 large 6-wheel dump trucks with plow and salters, one large 10-wheel dump truck with plow, one large 10-wheel dump truck with plow and salter, seven small dump trucks with plows and salters, 13 pick-up trucks with plows, one brine truck, two large loaders, four skid loaders, two roll-off trucks, one enclosed riding snowblower, five walk-behind snowblowers, and one mechanics truck with plow.

    Alternate side parking means that, during a Snow Emergency, parking is permitted on the odd side of the street on odd numbered calendar days and on the even side of the street on even numbered calendar days. The odd or even side of the street is determined by house numbers. At 7:00am the following day, vehicles must move to the opposite side of the street. Vehicles not in compliance will be ticketed and towed.

    During a Snow Emergency, regular alternate side parking rules are suspended. On-street and off-street parking meters are suspended. Pre-existing parking restrictions which allow or prohibit parking on a particular side of the street are temporarily superseded by Snow Emergency alternate-side-of-the-street parking rules.

    As a reminder, Snow Emergency Routes include the following streets:

    Hurley Avenue

    Schwenk Drive

    Lucas Avenue

    Washington Avenue

    Greenkill Avenue

    Wilbur Avenue

    Abeel Street

    O'Reilly Street

    Albany Avenue


    Foxhall Avenue

    Flatbush Avenue

    Clifton Avenue

    East Chester Street

    Garden Street

    Hasbrouck Avenue

    Delaware Avenue

    North Street

    East Strand

    Pearl Street

    Linderman Avenue

    Elaine Drive

    Garraghan Drive

    Frog Alley

    Cornell Street

    Andrew Street

    Marys Avenue


    A Snow Emergency is typically announced if more than 3 inches of snow are forecasted, and plowing is required. The City of Kingston will announce a Snow Emergency in the following ways:

    • Online at and at the City of Kingston Facebook page.
    • By phone or text using the City’s notification system, Smart 911. Sign up to receive calls or texts here.
    • By e-mail. Recipients of the Mayor’s newsletter will receive an e-mail notification. Sign up for the newsletter here.
    • Via media—all local media will be alerted.

    For a snow-related service request or to report hazardous road conditions, call the DPW Dispatch at 845-338-2114 or use Kingston 311. For towed vehicles, call the Kingston Police Department at 845-331-1671.

    For those who are unable to move their vehicle off the road, the following municipal parking lots are free and open to the public during a Snow Emergency:

    Uptown area

    All 3 North Front Street lots

    Forsyth Park lot adjacent to the tennis courts


    Downtown area

    Dock St. Lot

    117-165 Abeel St.

    Trolley Museum lot

    Block Park

    Kingston Point Beach


    Midtown area

    Sea Deli lot

    Hodge Center lot

    AME Zion Church on Franklin St. lot

    Cornell St. lot

    Prince St. lot

    Lot next to Arace Electronics (357 Broadway)

    Broadway Commons (615 Broadway)

    The City of Kingston recently mailed an informational flyer with Snow Emergency procedures to every household. More information about Snow Emergency routes and procedures can be found at: