April 7, 2023 - In this issue:

Mayor's Message

Final Design for Broadway/Prince Greenspace Landscape Plan

Rx Drug Take Back Event on April 22

Children's Concert on April 8 at Old Dutch Church

City of Kingston Job & Board Opportunities

Roadwork Update, Week of April 10

Sound the Alarm Event - Sign up for a Free Smoke Detector!

Mayor's Message:

Dear Friends -

We will soon host a public meeting to present the landscape plans for the greenspaces at Broadway & Prince. I can’t wait for the public to see these exciting designs for the new greenspace at the Broadway and Prince Street intersection, which was created when we tore down an abandoned fast food building and realigned a dangerous intersection.

These designs have gone through a great deal of public engagement, and I believe our team has created concepts that the public will love, and will make our community want to spend time in this unique public space. Hope to see you at the public meeting.


Final Design for Broadway/Prince Greenspace Landscape

The final landscape designs for the two greenspaces at Broadway and Prince are now complete, and a public meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 18 at 6:00pm.

Phase 1 designs are now available at Engage Kingston, and the project team will be presenting the final design at the public meeting. The public comment period will be open until May 2, 2023.


Broadway Prince Landscape Final Design Presentation

Tuesday, April 18, 2023


at City Hall in Council Chambers

The in-person meeting will include Spanish interpretation

The event will livestream on the City of Kingston’s YouTube channel

Refreshments and will be offered

Childcare (ages 5-14) will be available from 5:30-8:00pm at

the Everette Hodge Center (21 Franklin St.)


This project is funded by the Creating Healthy Schools and Communities (CHSC) Grant, a 5-year grant from the NYS Department of Health starting in 2021 to implement projects that support policy, system, and environmental changes to help create a healthier Kingston for all.


The City of Kingston has secured funding secured for Phase 1 of the design, which is expected to begin in fall 2023. More information at https://engagekingston.com/broadway-prince-landscape-plan.


The Broadway Grand Intersection Realignment Project was yet another step in Mayor Noble’s ongoing efforts to create a safe, walkable and bikeable City. The City recently released a draft of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, a strategy document that builds upon completed projects that include safety features such as improved intersections, signals and sidewalks. Completed projects include the Broadway Streetscape Project, the Franklin Street Complete Streets Project, and the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan Intersection Project, among many others. Current or upcoming road safety projects include the Henry Street Safe Routes to School Project, ADA curb ramp replacements across the City, Safe and Accessible Flatbush & Foxhall, the Uptown Transportation Improvements Projects, and many more to come. Under Mayor Noble’s administration, the Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase 1 (Phase 2 is under design) and the Midtown Linear Park have been created, both of which provide off-street paths and connections for walking and biking. The Kingston Greenline is a network of urban trails, complete streets, improved sidewalks, bike lanes, and linear parks in Kingston.  

Rx Drug Take Back Event on April 22

The Kingston Police Department is pleased to host a National Prescription Drug Take Back event on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at the Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

The drugs collected will be properly disposed of with the Albany DEA Office. No needles or injectables (including EpiPens, etc.) will be accepted. All other prescription drugs are welcome.


"This event will not only help get unused and potentially dangerous prescriptions out of your home and the reach of children, but is also a great way to contribute/celebrate Earth Day,” said Mayor Noble. “By properly disposing of prescription drugs, we are keeping these chemicals and toxins out of our wastewater streams. I encourage residents to clean out their medicine cabinets and help us make this a successful Drug Take Back event.”


“The Prescription Drug Take Back is a great program that gets unused prescription medicines off the streets and out of the wrong hands,” said Kingston Police Chief Egidio Tinti. “We have a bin at KPD headquarters where we get a lot of prescriptions dropped off on a regular basis, but this nationwide event is a good way to raise awareness of the harms that old prescriptions can have in our community – and to our environment.”


City of Kingston Prescription Drug Take Back Event

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center

467 Broadway

10:00am - 2:00pm


For more information, please call the Police Department at 845-331-1671. 

Children's Concert at Old Dutch Church on Saturday

The City of Kingston will host a special performance of Peter and the Wolf and Carnival of the Animals at Old Dutch Church on Saturday, April 8, 2023, from 3:00-4:00pm. The program will feature award-winning storyteller David Gonzalez and classical piano virtuoso Frederick Chiu. The concert is family friendly and free and open to the public.

Peter and the Wolf, a lyrical symphonic fairy tale for children composed by Sergei Prokofiev, will be narrated by David Gonzalez while Frederick Chiu accompanies on the piano. Followed by a performance of composer Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals, a musical suite of fourteen movements, each for various animals, including The Tortoise, The Swan, and Wild Horses.

For more of the City of Kingston’s Arts & Cultural Affairs programming, please visit https://www.kingston-ny.gov/artandculturalaffairs.

City of Kingston Job & Board Opportunities

The City of Kingston Parks & Recreation Department has several seasonal jobs for the summer: Summer Camp Director, Summer Camp Counselor, Lifeguard, Pool Attendant, Tennis Instructor, Park Ranger, and Laborer. Call 845-481-7330 for more information.

The City of Kingston has the following full-time job openings, including: Motor Equipment Mechanic, Motor Equipment Operator, and Fire Inspector.

Upcoming Civil Service exams:

Administrative Assistant exam on May 13, 2023.

Assessment Data Collector exam on June 10, 2023

Deputy Assessor exam on June 10, 2023

Personnel Clerk exam on June 10, 2023

More information at https://kingston-ny.gov/employment.

The City of Kingston has over 25 boards & commissions, and we're always looking for volunteers to serve their community. Currently we have an opening as an alternate on the Planning Board.

Application link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KingstonBoards.

Roadwork Update for the Week of April 10, 2023

Central Hudson: Main installation will continue next week on Fair Street between N. Front Street and Pearl St Street, John Street between Clinton and Wall Street, and Main St between Clinton Ave and Wall St with road closures and detours.

Service replacements will continue next week on Crown Street between N. Front Street and Green Street and on John Street between Green Street and Wall Street with road closures and detours.

Sound the Alarm - Free Smoke Alarm Installation

To mitigate the effects from home fires, the Kingston Fire Department and the American Red Cross will host a Sound the Alarm event off on Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 9:00am to 4:00pm. KFD and Red Cross volunteers will be installing FREE smoke alarms in Kingston homes. Working smoke alarms can cut the risk of death from home fires in half. Sign up today!

For more information or to schedule a free smoke alarm installation, please contact Red Cross's Eastern New York Preparedness Team at (518) 649-5121 or preparedness.eny@redcross.org.

Kingston 311
The Kingston 311 app, website and phone system allow residents to quickly and easily report issues and submit service requests. The Kingston 311 app, available for Android & iPhones, is a fast and simple way to connect to City officials in non-emergency situations.

This system is a valuable resource to submit service requests for streetlight replacement, roadwork, City signage, traffic calming measures and other concerns. Issues with snow removal and reporting of vehicles and sidewalks not in accordance with the Snow Emergency restrictions can also be submitted via Kingston 311. Photos can also be attached to illustrate service orders. Dial 311 from any phone within City limits to reach us. 

Sent on behalf of:

Mayor Steven T. Noble



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