Monthly Archives: February 2014

Push Button And Pretend To Be A Car To Cross Route 27 In Kingston, NJ

Kingston, NJ, a few miles outside of Princeton, is a pretty small town with an active main street lined by local businesses. Unfortunately, that main street is Route 27, which is a big barrier to pedestrians. The intersection of Route … Continue reading

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Hamburg, Germany To Ban Cars By 2034

Now how about this for a goal for sustainability? Hamburg, the second-biggest city in Germany (population: 1.8 million) is planning to ban all cars from the city by 2034.

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Can We Make More Space For People On Princeton’s Witherspoon Street?

Kevin Wilkes, Chair of the Alexander Street Task Force updated Princeton residents last Saturday about plans to revamp circulation and transit around the Dinky station and in downtown Princeton. Speaking at a meeting of Princeton Future at the public library, Wilkes … Continue reading

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New 7-11 At Princeton’s West Coast Video: Good, Bad Or Ugly?

Remember the ‘good old days’, when if you wanted to watch a movie at home, you had to go round to a store and rent out a book-sized ‘videotape’? It was pretty expensive and you had to pay extra if … Continue reading

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Report: New Jersey Is Second-Worst State In The Country For Housing Cost

Statistics released last week from the non-profit Center for Housing Policy reveal that New Jersey is the second-worst state in the USA for housing expense. 31% of New Jerseyans are facing a ‘severe cost burden’ in paying for their homes. … Continue reading

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Princeton’s “Hometown” Trader Joe’s Is Not In Princeton. Is That OK?

Trader Joe’s is a great place to find fun stuff that’s good to eat. People drive from all over Central Jersey to shop at ‘Trader Joe’s Princeton’. There’s just one thing that about it that is a little bit annoying…well, … Continue reading

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Discuss Traffic Matters With Princeton Future At Princeton Library This Saturday, Feb 22, 2014

This Saturday (2/22/2014) Princeton Future will hold a public meeting at Princeton Public Library at 9 a.m. to discuss matters relating to Traffic and Transit in Princeton. The meeting will focus on how to implement the new Circulation Element of … Continue reading

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Princeton UPS Store To Relocate To Nassau Street

If you’re still getting over the news that Princeton’s USPS post office is about to move out of the historic home on Palmer Square, then get ready for another surprise. The United Parcel Service outlet on Witherspoon Street, opposite the … Continue reading

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Is That A Good Deal? “Walk to Small World Coffee in 15 minutes”

As part of an occasional series where we cast an eye over walkable rentals and real estate in Princeton, we invite you to comment on a current, local listing. You can find previous entries here and here. ‘Is That A Good Deal’ is … Continue reading

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Just Off Route 206, Princeton University’s Merwick-Stanworth Housing Rises

In addition to building a new roundabout and its ‘Arts and Transit’ complex, Princeton University has made major progress this winter with construction at its Merwick-Stanworth housing site.

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