Monthly Archives: June 2013

The First Walkable Princeton Happy Hour!!!!

On June 23, Walkable Princeton hit an amazing landmark: 1,000 ‘Likes’ on Facebook! We want to say a big ‘Thank You’ to everybody who has supported us and read our content! We hope you have found it interesting and now … Continue reading

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Video Shows 3D Vision of Princeton Hospital Site Proposal

Developer AvalonBay recently posted this Youtube video, which shows the animation of their new site plan for apartments at the Princeton Hospital Site. The video imagines what it would be like to walk down Franklin Avenue, up Witherspoon Street, down … Continue reading

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New Images Of Princeton Hospital Site Plan

  New images of the redesigned AvalonBay apartment complex, which is proposed for the former Princeton hospital site on Witherspoon Street, were presented last night to the Princeton Planning Board. The plan, which represents one of the largest new walkable … Continue reading

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Showtime For AvalonBay At Princeton Planning Board

Princeton Hospital moved to Plainsboro last year, ending a 100-year tenure in town. The old hospital complex on Witherspoon Street went dark, and has been left to slowly decay ever since. UMPCC, the organization which runs the hospital, had sold … Continue reading

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Is That A Good Deal?? ‘Heart Of Princeton’

In the first of an occasional series where we cast an eye over the Princeton, NJ rental and real estate market, we invite you to comment on a local listing that we have pulled more or less at random off … Continue reading

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New Princeton U. Housing Rises On Olden Street

Princeton University visiting faculty are set to get a fantastic new place to stay on Olden Street, just off Nassau Street at the north-eastern edge of the university campus. Construction of new apartments designed by J Robert Hillier is well underway … Continue reading

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State Of The Princeton Blogosphere In June 2013

In 7 days time, Google will close its ‘Reader‘ service, a mini-disaster for those who browse a lot of blogs. One columnist in the ‘New Yorker’ described the end of Reader as “like hearing that your favorite old bookstore is … Continue reading

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Can We Bring Affordable Housing To Downtown Princeton?

Princeton Community Housing (PCH) offers affordable housing at four major sites in Princeton: Griggs Farm and Princeton Community Village, at the north end of town, and Elm Court and Harriet Bryan House, which are both age-restricted and located in the Western … Continue reading

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Jersey Census Data Again Shows Demand For Walkability

Data from the US Census released last week confirm several demographic trends that support increased demand for walkable housing. The population of New Jersey is stable- in fact it grew slightly between 2010 and 2012. Our state is still a … Continue reading

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Lake Carnegie Dam In The Summer

In the first of a series highlighting beautiful, walkable locations in Princeton, NJ, we focus on a site at the north-eastern corner of the town: the dam at Lake Carnegie. Lake Carnegie, which is listed on the National Register of Historic … Continue reading

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