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
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    1/4/2018 - Snow Emergency Declared January 4, 2018-Januaury 5, 2018- UPDATED

    Update as of January 5, 2018 at 10:00am:

    Please be advised that the snow emergency and related parking restrictions will remain in effect until 3:00 pm. Until that time, vehicles may only be parked on the ODD side of the street or in an off-street location.

    Vehicles not in compliance are subject to being ticketed or towed. For individuals who believe they were wrongly issued a parking ticket, the City of Kingston does have an appeals process. You can begin this process at: https://www.parkingticketpayment.com/kingston/ . If you do not have internet access, you may come to City Hall, located at 420 Broadway, and use the kiosk located in the Comptroller’s Office. If needed, staff are available to assist you.

    Please note that while the alternate side of the street parking option is new, it replaces a long-standing policy in which vehicles were prohibited from parking on any side of the street.

    Please be aware that municipal lots may be posted today and/or over the weekend and temporarily closed in order for DPW to clear them.

    Your cooperation during snow emergencies is both greatly appreciated and necessary in order for us to be successful in our joint efforts of ensuring safety and accessibility on our City streets.

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    January 4, 2018:

    The City of Kingston has declared a Snow Emergency beginning 1:00pm on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Parking restrictions will go into effect at 3:00pm. Beginning at 3:00pm, vehicles may only be parked on the even side of the street, which means the side of the street where there are even house numbers. On Friday, January 5, 2018 at 7:00am, vehicles must be moved to the odd side of the street which means the side of the street where there are odd house numbers. Vehicles not in compliance with these parking restrictions may be ticketed and towed.

    Reminder: All snow emergencies and related parking restrictions are in effect for at least two days, in order for the Department of Public Works to clear both sides of the street. You must adhere to these parking restrictions and move your vehicle, regardless of whether or not the weather has improved or the street looks clear. 
     
    Citibus services have been suspended for January 4th, beginning at 12:30pm. Trash will be picked up as scheduled. 

    Snow Emergency Routes will be maintained as priorities for plowing throughout the storm.

    View the Snow Emergency Special Newsletter here.

    For additional information, visit www.kingston-ny.gov. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.