Monthly Archives: November 2014

True Sustainability On Linden Lane In Princeton

Earlier this week, local architect Kirsten Thoft was awarded LEED-Platinum designation for her new home on Linden Lane. Linden Lane looks set to become the LEED capital of Princeton, because just up the street, another home is set to achieve … Continue reading

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New NRG Headquarters In West Windsor: Would It Be Truly ‘Ultra-Green’ If It Was In Trenton?

This week, NRG Energy, Inc announced plans to build a new headquarters in Princeton. Actually, it’s at the Carnegie Center in West Windsor. But the bigger question is whether the new headquarters will live up to its billing as an ‘ultra-green’ … Continue reading

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A Walk Around Princeton’s “Copperwood” Apartments

‘Copperwood’, a significant apartment development on Bunn Drive in Princeton, opened at the end of the summer. As of now, most of the 153 units are still unoccupied, giving a good chance to take a walk around and see the new … Continue reading

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Princeton Community Lantern Walk, November 15, 2014

Every year, the Waldorf School of Princeton organizes a “Lantern Walk” for its students and their families. The event is a continuation of a European tradition celebrating the life of St Martin, and also reflects worldwide ‘festivals of lights’ that … Continue reading

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Dear Princeton Walkability Advocates: Please Consider Applying For Municipal Committee Positions Now!

Do you want to see a more walkable Princeton? Do you think our streets are too dangerous for walkers and cyclists? Are you concerned about affordable housing? Have you ever considered what Princeton could do to stop Climate Change? If so, … Continue reading

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How Big Is Princeton? And Where Is It Anyway?

OK, here’s a question: how many people live in Princeton? Easy- right? Well, not really…

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Princeton U. Launches Website To Get Feedback On Forward Strategic Plan

Princeton University impacts our town more than any other institution, and in 2015, the University is seeking to create a new strategic plan to organize the next chapter in its history. The University has just set up a new website … Continue reading

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New Costco To Open Just Outside Princeton

News just in via Brendan McGrath at the Times of Trenton: a new Costco is set to open in Lawrence Township just outside of Princeton. The proposed site is 4100 Quakerbrideg Road (see map above), which is right on the Lawrence/West … Continue reading

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West Windsor And Mercer County Deserve A Real ‘Complete Street’ On Cranbury Road

West Windsor Township has been having a big public discussion recently about improving Cranbury Road, which is Mercer County Road 615. This discussion has been brought about by a brave and organized bunch of local residents, who are determined to … Continue reading

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Princeton Nassau Street In The 1920s And Today

Old photos of Princeton are great, and here’s a good one. From Princeton University’s Mudd Library Twitter feed: a black-and-white shot of undergraduates walking down Nassau Street in the 1920s. Looking at the image, I’m struck by how…familiar…the surroundings are. … Continue reading

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