Monthly Archives: July 2013

More Details About 255 Nassau Street Development

We recently learned that a new plan had been developed for the 255 Nassau St site, currently home to a Crossfit gym. A rendering of the proposal has now been released (see image above).

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Making Cycling Attractive To The Rest Of Us In Princeton

Cycling as a means of transportation is still very much a niche activity in Princeton. Of the ~30,000 people who work in Princeton, just 1.8% use cycling as their primary mode of commute. Why is this? Some possible explanations:

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Robert Hillier Seeks Feedback On Witherspoon Corridor Plan At Community Meeting

“Welcome, we’re delighted you came to our subterranean spy headquarters,” said former mayor Jim Floyd, welcoming attendees to a meeting of the Witherspoon-Jackson Neighbors group, held Saturday, July 27 in a disused squash court on the lower level of the … Continue reading

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The 2nd Walkable Princeton Happy Hour – Alchemist & Barrister – Thu August 1

What would it take to make Princeton a town where people can live and work without being dependent on motor vehicles? Can we provide affordable housing for our workforce while keeping the historic character of Princeton? What infrastructure improvements are … Continue reading

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Hooray For Our Walkable Jersey Shore Beach Towns!

At this time of the year, many of us head to the beach to enjoy the summer! One of many good things about the Shore is that lots of the beach communities are highly walkable and bikeable. Check out some … Continue reading

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AvalonBay Apartments In Princeton Approved

Those who follow local municipal matters do not generally associate Wanda Gunning with stand-up comedy. But the Planning Board Chair had quite a good joke mid-way through the latest hearing on the AvalonBay apartment plan for the former Princeton Hospital … Continue reading

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Is That A Good Deal?? ‘360 sq feet’ Apartment in Tree Streets Neighborhood

As part 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 Craigslist. … Continue reading

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Mixed-Use Residential Development To Come To Princeton’s Gasoline Alley?

Do you remember Turney Motors on Nassau Street? The used car dealership??

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It’s Time To Charge For Parking At Princeton Community Pool. Yes, Really, It Is.

Princeton’s Community Pool, open for its second season since undergoing extensive refurbishment, is having a bumper season. Attendances are averaging an incredible 1,600 people per day. Kids are learning to swim, dive and also appreciating the place to cool off. … Continue reading

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West Windsor Organizes For Sidewalks

Residents of West Windsor are organizing for improved walkability, with a campaign to install sidewalks on a key section of Cranbury Road in the township, near Princeton Junction rail station. As seen in the image above, this section of road … Continue reading

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