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]


    Snow Emergency Procedures

    The City of Kingston has new Snow Emergency procedures, effective November 2021. Typical Snow Emergency procedure in the City of Kingston is alternate side parking rules. However, there is no street parking along Snow Emergency Routes.

    Alternate side parking will remain in effect for the rest of the City, but there will be no parking allowed on Snow Emergency Routes for the duration of a Snow Emergency event. There is also no parking on dead-end streets

    Snow Emergency Routes include the following streets: 

    Abeel Street

    Albany Avenue

    Andrew Street



    Clifton Avenue

    Cornell Street

     Delaware Avenue

     East Chester Street

    East Strand

    Elaine Drive

     Flatbush Avenue

    Foxhall Avenue

    Frog Alley 

     Garden Street

    Garraghan Drive

     Greenkill Avenue

    Hasbrouck Avenue

     Hurley Avenue

    Linderman Avenue

     Lucas Avenue

    Marys Avenue

     North Street

     O'Reilly Street

     Pearl Street

     Schwenk Drive

    Washington Avenue

    Wilbur Avenue

    As a reminder for standard procedure, a Snow Emergency is typically announced if more than 3 inches of snow are forecasted and plowing is required. When a Snow Emergency is declared, the best place for vehicles is off-street, however, alternate side parking will be in effect for non-Snow Emergency Routes. During a Snow Emergency, parking is permitted on the odd side of the street on odd numbered calendar days and on the even side of the street on even numbered calendar days. The odd or even side of the street is determined by house numbers. At 7:00am the following day, vehicles must move to the opposite side of the street. Vehicles not in compliance will be ticketed and towed.

    During a Snow Emergency, regular alternate side parking rules are suspended. On-street and off-street parking meters are suspended. Pre-existing parking restrictions which allow or prohibit parking on a particular side of the street are temporarily superseded by Snow Emergency alternate-side-of-the-street parking rules.

    No parking is allowed within 50 feet of any street corner and vehicles must not block fire hydrants, driveways, entryways or exits for parking lots, or in any hazardous manner.

    No street parking is allowed on dead-end streets during a Snow Emergency. 

    The City of Kingston will announce a Snow Emergency in the following ways:

    • Online at and at the City of Kingston Facebook page.
    • By phone or text using the City’s notification system, Swift911. Sign up to receive calls or texts here.
    • By e-mail. Recipients of the Mayor’s newsletter will receive an e-mail notification. Sign up for the newsletter here.
    • Via media—all local media will be alerted.

    For a snow-related service request or to report hazardous road conditions, call the Department of Public Works dispatch at 845-338-2114 or use Kingston 311. For towed vehicles, call the Kingston Police Department at 84-331-1671. 

    For those who are unable to move their vehicle off the road, the following municipal parking lots are free and open to the public during a Snow Emergency:

    Uptown area

    All 3 North Front Street lots

    Forsyth Park lot adjacent to the tennis courts

    Dietz Stadium lot

    Midtown area

    Sea Deli lot

    Hodge Center lot

    AME Zion Church on Franklin St. lot

    Cornell St. lot

    Prince St. lot

    Lot next to Arace Electronics (357 Broadway)

    Broadway Commons (615 Broadway)


    Downtown area

    Dock St. Lot

    117-165 Abeel St.

    Trolley Museum lot

    Block Park

    Kingston Point Beach