Monthly Archives: March 2013

How Dublin Got Green

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh! That’s Irish for ‘Happy St Patrick’s Day everyone!’ To get a bit of Irish flavor, we’re taking a look at how Dublin, the capital city of Ireland, turned to transit to beat traffic gridlock. Founded … Continue reading

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Princeton Poet Writes about Nassau Street / Rt 27

Princeton-area poets don’t get enough press, so we were delighted to read the following untitled verse from Charles E Townsend, of Hickory Court, Princeton, in the ‘Town Topics’ this week: Our Nassau Street is pure heaven, And many a life … Continue reading

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Princeton Future Meeting Tomorrow!

Princeton Future is having an open meeting tomorrow, Saturday, March 16 in the Princeton Public Library. If you have never participated in a Princeton Future meeting, then you’re missing out. Princeton Future is a fantastic organization. Here is how they … Continue reading

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Support WWBPA Route 1 Bike-Walk Recommendations

New Jersey Department of Transportation has proposed a new plan to widen Route 1 with the objective of improving traffic flow past Princeton. Route 1 is already a major obstacle for cyclists commuting between West Windsor / Princeton Junction and Princeton. West … Continue reading

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1937: The Year Palmer Square Brought Smart Growth To Princeton

Palmer Square, at the heart of downtown Princeton, offers a mixture of stores, boutiques, restaurants, and condominium homes-among much more-all centered around an attractive park-like square. Loved by almost everyone in the community, walkable Palmer Square is listed as the … Continue reading

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World Amazed At Princeton University House Giveaway

By now, you have no doubt heard that Princeton University is giving homes away for free. To prepare the site for their new ‘Arts and Transit Neighborhood’, the University wants to get rid of six houses along Alexander Street. This … Continue reading

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Who Owns this Princeton Segway?

This Segway was spotted on Witherspoon Street near Small World Coffee this weekend. Evidently, some local resident was taking advantage of the wonderful weather to Segway into town! The Segway was locked to a traffic sign with a standard U-lock. For … Continue reading

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The Thin Green Line

New Jersey has the highest population density of any US state. However, a glance at the population density state-wide (above left, and higher definition version here) shows that we are distributed very unequally. Large areas of the state, most notably … Continue reading

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Princeton ArtWalk is Happening Thursday!

Tomorrow, Thursday March 7 sees the return of dozens of snowmen the Princeton ArtWalk! Organized by the Arts Council of Princeton and Princeton University, the event, which runs from 5 pm – 8 pm will see 10 local galleries and artistically-inclined institutions … Continue reading

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New Jersey Commuters Missing out on Signs of Spring

For those of us who are able to walk or bike to work, this time of year offers a great deal of delight! Everywhere, nature gives us glimpses of spring, as shoots push up from the ground with the promise … Continue reading

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