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

    1/29/2019 - Snow Emergency Declared for Tuesday, January 29

    Snow Emergency Declared

    Beginning Tuesday, January 29 at 5:00pm

    Parking restrictions in effect beginning at 7:00pm

    In preparation for potential significant snow accumulation in our region, the City of Kingston has declared a Snow Emergency beginning on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, starting at 5:00pm. Parking restrictions will go into effect at 7:00pm. 

    Beginning at 4:00pm, vehicles may only be parked on the odd side of the street, which means the side of the street with odd house numbers. The best place for vehicles is off street.

    On Wednesday, January 30, vehicles on the street will need to move to the even side of the street at 7:00am. 

    Vehicles not in compliance with these parking restrictions will be ticketed and towed.

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

    City Services

    • Trash and recycling pick up will not be delayed
    • Citibus will have normal service on Tuesday. There may be delays on Wednesday morning, please check back for delay information. 
    • City Hall and all administrative offices will be open during regular hours.

    For updated information, check back at Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.


    Changes to Snow Emergency

    Please note that the City of Kingston strives to send out alerts regarding snow emergencies and parking restrictions as soon as possible so that individuals and businesses can be best prepared. If in the event the forecast changes and/or it is determined that a snow emergency is no longer necessary, a separate alert with updated information will be sent out.

    Parking Information

    All vehicles must be parked in allowable locations, including: private driveways or parking lots owned by the vehicle owner or with permission of the owner; municipal lots; or on the appropriate side of the street. It can be confusing if one side of your street doesn't typically allow parking. However, during snow emergencies, any pre-existing parking restrictions which designate or prohibit parking on a particular side of the street are temporarily superseded by snow emergency alternate side of the street parking restrictions. Vehicles still may not block driveways or fire hydrants.

    While the City offers snow emergency alternate side parking, individuals with access to off-street parking are strongly encouraged to move their vehicles off of the street to allow for the quickest and most effective clearing of snow. 

    Duration of Snow Emergency

    Snow emergencies and related parking restrictions are typically 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. Parking restrictions may be lifted sooner if the City determines it to be safe to do so. In this event, a separate alert will be sent announcing the change to parking restrictions.