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

    1/16/2018 - Snow Emergency Declared January 16-17th

    SNOW EMERGENCY UPDATE AS OF 1/17/18 AT 3:00PM:

     The snow emergency and parking restrictions declared yesterday in the City of Kingston will be in effect until Thursday, January 18th at 3:00pm. Until that time, vehicles must be parked off of the street or on the correct side of the street only. Today is an odd day, which means that vehicles may only be parked on the odd side of the street where there are odd house numbers. On Thursday (Tomorrow, January 18th) at 7:00am, vehicles must be moved to the even side of the street where there are even house numbers. Vehicles not in compliance with these parking restrictions may be ticketed and towed.

     

    At 3:00pm on Thursday, the snow emergency and parking restriction will be lifted and vehicles can be parked on either side of the street. Municipal lots may be posted and temporarily closed in order to be cleared.

    Due to holiday and snow emergency, trash pick up is as follows: 


    *Normal Tuesday pick up will be picked up on Thursday. 
    *Wednesday pick up will be picked up on Friday. 
    *Thursday pick up will be picked up on Saturday.

     

    The following meetings have been cancelled for this evening:
    Live Well Kingston
    Police Commission
    Public Safety/General Government Committee

     

    Real time updates available at www.kingston-ny.gov or on this Facebook page. Thank you for your cooperation.

     

    Previous Snow Emergency Announcement:

     

    The City of Kingston has declared a Snow Emergency on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, beginning at 6:00pm. Parking restrictions will go into effect at 8:00pm. Beginning at 8:00pm, 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 Wednesday, January 17, 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. 

    Snow Emergency Routes will be maintained as priorities for plowing throughout the storm. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

    Trash pick up has been suspended for January 17th. 

    Meeting Cancellations

    The following upcoming meetings have been cancelled:

    • Community Development Block Grant Public Informational Session (1/16/18)
    • Conservation Advisory Council (1/16/18)
    • Friends of Historic Kingston (1/17/18)
    • Police Commission (1/17/18)

    Any additional cancellations will be sent out to local media as they are determined and posted at www.kingston-ny.gov under “Latest News.”