Monthly Archives: May 2013

Princeton: The Town That Grows More Each Day Than New York City

Although the population of Princeton is estimated at around 28,572, every day a further 24,363 people enter the town to work. A far smaller proportion of Princeton residents leave town to work, making the daytime population of Princeton around 46,652.

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What’s The Deal With ‘Unmarked Crosswalks’?

Drivers may be familiar with the idea that they have to stop for pedestrians crossing the road at marked crosswalks, but many do not realize that they are also required to yield right-of-way to pedestrians at ‘unmarked crosswalks’. In New … Continue reading

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Who You Gonna Call For Affordable Housing In Princeton?

Although Princeton is recognized as one of the most expensive places to live in Central Jersey, we also have one of the largest inventories of affordable housing units. At the current date, 912 low- and moderate-income units exist in Princeton, … Continue reading

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Citibike Is Here! What Would Be The Best Princeton Bikeshare Locations?

It has finally happened! Bikeshare has launched in New York, and as befits the Big Apple, it’s the biggest system in America, with 600 stations and plans to grow to 10,000 bikes! These chunky blue bikes could soon become as … Continue reading

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New Plan For Princeton Hospital Site Shows Major Improvements

A public meeting at Community Park School on Wednesday evening revealed a new proposal for redevelopment of the former hospital site in Princeton. Jon Vogel, vice-president of development at AvalonBay, led a series of presentations from architects, engineers and landscape … Continue reading

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Could 15mph Speed Limits Be On The Way To Princeton?

A bill working its way through the New Jersey State Legislature proposes to enable municipalities to enact lower speed limits on local roads. The proposed new law, which was introduced March 21, 2013 by Assemblyman Scott Rudder and Assemblywoman Celeste … Continue reading

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New Princeton Hospital Site Plan Set To Be Unveiled Tonight At Community Park School

Barry Rabner, President of Princeton Healthcare System, the operator of University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP, formerly known as ‘Princeton Hospital’), was quoted this week in the Princeton PacketĀ (potential paywall) on the occasion of the one-year anniversary of … Continue reading

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Meet The New Jersey Guy Trying To Walk Across the USA!

Updated 6.5.13: We made some changes to this piece based on info from ‘J.P.’ in the comments section! Every now and again, you come across a story so bizarre that it takes you away from your daily work and makes … Continue reading

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Take Our Poll: Why Do Princeton Area People Not Cycle To Work?

National Bike Week is now over! Did you cycle to work last week? Don’t feel bad if the answer is ‘No’. In Princeton, not many people cycle to work. Why is that? We are trying to answer that question in … Continue reading

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Climate Change A Consequence Of Princeton Planning Decisions

This week we learned that carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere have broken 400 parts per million for the first time in human history. 97% of atmospheric scientists believe that this is likely the cause of rising global temperatures and … Continue reading

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