FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 2023
Mayor Noble Unveils New Community Kitchen at Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that a brand-new community kitchen has been completed at the Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center in Midtown Kingston.
The new kitchen, which includes all new appliances such as an all-electric stove, is approved by the Ulster County Health Department and will be made available for Kingston community events.
“This beautiful new kitchen has top of the line appliances and everything you would need for hosting special events,” said Mayor Noble. “We are looking forward to welcoming local community groups to host pancake breakfasts, galas, fundraisers, and all sorts of events here. I would like to thank our funders and the generous support of Dutton Architecture and Bradley Construction for seeing this project through.”
Lynsey Timbrouck, Director of Parks and Recreation said, “The Parks and Recreation Department is thrilled to have completed the kitchen renovation project. So many members of our community come to the Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center for a variety of programs and events and now we are able to offer a state-of-the-art kitchen for local groups to utilize as well. While we’re excited to have finalized this phase of the AMNC renovation project, this is just one step of a much larger plan. We know there’s a lot more work to be done and my team will continue working hard with the Mayor to make the necessary improvements.”
Funding for the Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center’s kitchen renovation came from the City of Kingston’s Community Development Block Grant and funding from the NoVo Foundation. Scott Dutton was the architect and Bradley Construction was the contractor for the project.
With the City of Kingston’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, design plans will be created for the next phase of AMNC renovations.