October 27, 2023 - In this issue:

Mayor's Message

Help Choose the Name for Broadway/Prince Greenspace!

Wurts Street Bridge Time Capsule

Boo at the Zoo Tonight!

MyKingstonKids Halloween Fest on Saturday

Kingston Eats Veggies

Music in the Parks on Saturday

Roadwork Update for Week of October 30

Mayor's Message:

Dear Friends -

This week, we announced a poll for the community to decide the name for the greenspace at Broadway and Prince Street. When we tore down a long-vacant and abandoned fast food restaurant, I envisioned this area returning to public use. Once the landscaping is complete next year, our hope is this greenspace will be a pleasant place to gather. I hope everyone will weigh in and help us choose the best name for this space.

And I wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween! A reminder that there is an 8:00pm curfew in effect on Tuesday, October 31, for all children under 16 years old. The cooperation of parents and caregivers is appreciated.

City Hall will be decorated and ready for trick-or-treaters until 4:30pm on Halloween. All are welcome!


Help Name the Green Space at Broadway/Prince St.

Mayor Noble is pleased to announce a public poll to name the greenspace at Broadway and Prince Street.


The City of Kingston put out an open call for name suggestions on Engage Kingston, and, once collected, the Recreation Commission was asked to narrow the 62 suggestions to 10 choices. Now, the public is invited to cast a vote for the final name of the greenspace, among these options:

Broadway Community Park

Central Square

Crossroads Park

Harmony Square

Midtown Square

Post Office Corners

Post Office Park

Postal Park

Postal Square

Prince Park

The greenspace on either side of Prince Street at Broadway was created when the City of Kingston bought an abandoned fast-food restaurant and realigned the intersection. The Broadway Grand Intersection Realignment Project was completed in October 2022 and local landscaping design firm KaN Landscape Design was contracted to develop landscape design plans. Phase 1 of the design is expected to begin in spring 2024. More information can be found at https://engagekingston.com/broadway-prince-landscape-plan.


A few of the name choices reflect that the space is the site of the former Kingston Post Office, which was built in 1908. By 1969, postal operations had grown larger than the building’s capacity, and the building was sold, then torn down. The Kingston community has mourned the loss of the architectural gem.


The public poll is at https://engagekingston.com/broadway-prince-landscape-plan/quick_polls/name-poll.

Wurts Street Bridge Time Capsule Event

This week, we dedicated a time capsule to be built into the Wurts Street Bridge. Mayor Noble was joined by DOT Regional Director Lance MacMillan, Esopus Supervisor Danielle Freer, and documentarian Neville Bean, who led the community organization of the time capsule contents.

Learn more about the time capsule at https://www.wurtsstreetbridgefilm.com/.

Boo at the Zoo Tonight!

Join us tonight for Hocus Pocus and lots of Halloween fun tonight at Forsyth Park. Event starts at 5:30pm, movie starts at 6:30pm. Bring the family!

MyKingstonKids Halloween Fest on Saturday

Join MyKingstonKids Halloween Fest & Parade on Saturday, October 28. The parade kicks off at 2pm and the festival is from 3-7pm at the YMCA. More info at mykingstonkids.com.

Music in the Parks Returns on Saturday

On Saturday, October 28, Music in the Parks returns with a concert at TR Gallo Park (30 Rondout Landing) featuring The Bush Brothers from 1:00pm-2:30pm The event is free and open to the public. Please bring your own blankets and chairs and enjoy the show! More about the event here.

Kingston Eats Veggies!

The City’s Health & Wellness team's vegetable-of-the-month campaign, Kingston Eats Veggies, kicked off in September with peppers. October’s veggie is kale & collards, and in November we’ll celebrate carrots.

The campaign has garnered lots of support with 46 partners, such as the Kingston Farmers' Market, local schools, restaurants, daycares, food pantries, and community centers. Upcoming activities include:

• On Saturday, November, 18, the Kingston Farmers' Market will give away 1lb bunches of greens to the first 50 community members.

• Starting in November, People's Place Community Café: will offer soup specials featuring carrot in a variety of ways throughout the month

• Tilda's Kitchen will have free breakfast& lunch every 4th Wed. of the month.

Share your favorite way to enjoy the veggie of the month on social media with #KingstonEatsVeggies. For more info and a full list of participating locations, please visit http://livewellkingston.org/kingston-eats/.

Roadwork Next Week

Next week, DPW will continue drainage work on Roosevelt Ave to prepare for paving. 

Central Hudson: Service replacements will continue the week of 10/30/23 on West Chestnut Street, Orchard St, and Melvin St with lane and road closures. Gas main work will occur on Montrepose St, W Chester St, and W Chestnut St.

Henry Street Safe Routes to School Project: crews will continue repairing storm, sewer and water connections at Prospect Street and Henry Street.

Citywide ADA curb ramps: crews have begun construction of ramps on the south side of North Front Street at Frog Alley. Restoration is complete on north side of North Front Street. 

Wurts Street Bridge: On Wednesday, November 1, Abeel Street will return to two-way.

Regular roadwork updates can be found here.

Catch basin work on Roosevelt this week

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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