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

    6/9/2017 - City of Kingston launches Whoosh! mobile app as new on-street parking meter rates go into effect

    June 9, 2017


    City of Kingston launches Whoosh! mobile app as new on-street parking meter rates go into effect

    KINGSTON, N.Y. Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the launch of “Whoosh!,” a mobile phone application that will enable users to pay on-street parking meters by phone. The app is being rolled out concurrently with the City’s on-street parking rate change.

    “Our goal with launching the Whoosh! app is to provide an alternative option to payment by coins,” said Mayor Noble. “We want to make accessing our business districts easier and more convenient and ultimately we expect to see a reduction in the number of tickets issued due to overdue meters.”

    Users are notified when their time is near its expiration and can choose to extend their time remotely without returning to the parking meter.

    Meter rates will be increased to $1.00 per hour beginning in the Rondout/Lower Broadway area of Kingston on Monday, June 12th. The Midtown and Uptown parking meters will be updated immediately afterward, with full city-wide implementation to be completed by the end of June. Updated meters will include new meter rate plates and bright Whoosh! stickers. All meters will still accept coins.

    “An additional benefit of paying by phone is that users will be able to ‘carry their time’ to other parking spaces throughout the City, encouraging individuals to move seamlessly between our business districts,” continued Mayor Noble.

    The Whoosh! app is available for iOS and Android phones and is free to download. A 35 cent convenience fee is charged for each transaction. The developers of the mobile app, ATI/Parkeon, will be have “ambassadors” on-site in each of the business districts during the installation phase to assist any users with downloading and using the app.