Monthly Archives: March 2013

Dinky Station To Join List of Converted Railroad Stations

We learned this week that the historic Princeton Railroad Station is going to become part of the Terra Momo restaurant empire. Not everyone is entirely happy about this, but it is far better than the possibility of the station crumbling … Continue reading

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Princeton Movie Gala for Affordable Housing!

This is a really great event to raise money for affordable housing in Princeton (from the Princeton Packet): on Thursday, March 21, the Princeton Garden Theater held a red-carpet gala showing of new movie ‘Admission‘, featuring Tina Fey and Paul … Continue reading

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Green Spaces and Courtyards

(Note-This post was updated 4.2.2013 in the light of ongoing developments regarding the proposed AvalonBay development at the former Princeton Hospital site.) At the southwestern end of Nassau Street in downtown Princeton lies a number of beautiful buildings that are … Continue reading

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The Judge Who Will Decide What Gets Built In Princeton

This is Superior Court Judge Mary C. Jacobson, who has scheduled a court date for April 29 to resolve a long-running issue in Princeton municipal planning: should AvalonBay be permitted to move forward with their plan to redevelop the former … Continue reading

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Greater Mercer TMA: Making Green Transport Happen!

We love Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association! They are the people who are actively working to find transportation solutions that work in Mercer and Ocean Counties. We definitely need all the help we can get to try to shift us … Continue reading

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After Stormy Winter in Prineton, Let’s Plant New Trees

Are we done yet? It seems like it has been a long and stormy winter, potentially what might be expected from an ‘El Nino’ year. Most infamously, Hurricane Sandy battered New Jersey in October, leaving a path of devastation that … Continue reading

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How Far Is Too Far to Walk?

When we think about walkability, how far is too far to walk? Obviously it depends on the person: some people like walking and will think nothing of a 30 minute walk to work. Other people may find walking difficult and … Continue reading

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Hero of Open Housing: Len Newton

When thinking about who gets to live in Princeton, it’s worth considering an earlier fight for open housing in the local area. In the first half of the twentieth century, Princeton was a segregated community, with African-Americans being denied the … Continue reading

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Princeton: Who Can Afford It?

The Princeton area has been home to many different people through the years. The Lenni Lenape people, after centuries of living around Princeton, were displaced by Europeans in the 16th and 17th centuries, with subsequent settlement by Quakers and other … Continue reading

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The Princeton Property Premium

As the snow melts and the temperatures start to pick up, Princeton-area realtors are busy listing properties for sale ahead of the spring season. Everybody knows that Princeton homes are expensive. But just how much is the difference in price … Continue reading

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