Monthly Archives: December 2013

Princeton PhD Students Let Down By University, Town Housing Policies

Princeton University is planning to demolish graduate student housing at their Butler Apartments site on S Harrison Street, but not everybody thinks it’s a good idea. Writing in ‘The Daily Princetonian’, University Professor Anthony Grafton expressed disappointment that the University … Continue reading

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Walkable Princeton Meet-Up RESCHEDULED to Monday, December 16.

Hi everybody- sorry to post again about our upcoming Happy Hour, but given the pretty substantial snow out there, we have decided that it’s for the best if we postpone tonight’s meet-up to next Monday, December 16. We’re going to … Continue reading

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Walkable Princeton Meet-Up *RESCHEDULED* to Monday, December 16!

NOTE: Our meet-up has been rescheduled to Monday, December 16 because of the blizzard! Hope to see you then, and apologies if you made plans for tonight (12/10/13) This week Next Monday, we are hosting the third of our Walkable … Continue reading

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Meet-Up Time! Join Us At Yankee Doodle Tap Room – Tue, Dec 10.

We are going to hold our next Walkable Princeton get-together this coming Tuesday, December 10 at the Yankee Doodle Tap Room in downtown Princeton. Come join the WP team from 7 p.m. as we talk livability and walkability in Princeton! … Continue reading

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Why Is Princeton Council Funding A Gym At The Valley Road School Site?

Princeton Council recently voted to redirect $768,000 of grant money to new projects. The grant money was awarded by Mercer County in 2006 to install synthetic playing fields at Greenway Meadows park. Princeton has failed to even start the project, … Continue reading

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Tiger Trees Of The D&R Canal Trail In Princeton, NJ

This post is part of a series where we celebrate the many beautiful and characterful sights of Princeton, NJ. You can find previous entries in this series here and here or by searching our site for posts tagged ‘beautiful walkable Princeton’. We previously wrote … Continue reading

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Latest Princeton Hospital Site Court Action Looks Like A Lost Cause.

As Princeton University professors write letters criticizing the lack of suitable rental housing in Princeton, and affordable housing charities search for more opportunities to add housing for moderate-income families, some Princeton residents are organizing to block redevelopment of the old … Continue reading

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Highland Park, NJ Gets Small Details Right For Walkable Placemaking

You see an ordinary bench. We see an authentic miniature plaza. Highland Park, a half hour north of Princeton on NJ Route 27, is showing how to make great walkable places. Here’s why.

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US Route 1 In Princeton: Too Big To Fail.

In the coming months, the municipalities of West Windsor, NJ and Princeton, NJ will announce a new plan to expand Route 1 in association with NJDOT. While it’s easy to understand why they want to do this, expanding Route 1 … Continue reading

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