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

    2/16/2017 - Snow Removal Scheduled for Broadway on Friday, February 17th

    Snow Removal Scheduled for Broadway, From Cornell St. to 587/Albany Avenue on Friday, February 17th 7:00am-2:30pm, Parking Restrictions in Effect

    Three Municipal Lots Also Scheduled for Snow Removal

    On Friday, February 17th, the City of Kingston Department of Public Works will be removing snow from a portion of the Midtown Business District. Snow removal will begin at 7:00am and will end at 2:30pm.

    In the interest of ensuring the safety of all individuals and in an effort to expedite the snow removal process, certain parking restrictions will be in effect.

    From 7:00am on Friday, February 17th until 2:30pm, there will be No Parking on the following streets:

    • Broadway, from Cornell St. to 587/Albany Avenue (Both sides of Broadway)

    All vehicles must be moved off of this portion of Broadway by 7:00am on Friday, February 17th. Vehicles that have not been moved will be towed.

    In addition

    The following parking lots are scheduled for snow removal on Friday, February 17th from 7:00am-10:00am:

    • Parking lot adjacent to Sea Deli
    • Prince St. Lot
    • Parking lot adjacent to Arace

    No parking will be permitted in these municipal lots from 7:00am-10:00am.