Monthly Archives: December 2014

Time To Review Our Predictions for 2014 (And Laugh)

This time last year, we made a series of predictions for 2014. A lot of things happened in Princeton in 2014. Just not necessarily the things we predicted! Let’s review:

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Six Surprising Facts From Princeton Future’s Princeton Profile 2014

Last Saturday, Princeton Future hosted a community meeting at Princeton Public Library. Ralph Widner presented an analysis of publicly-available data on the demographics of Princeton, including information on socioeconomic background, transportation and housing. You can read a handout that summarizes the … Continue reading

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Green Design In Princeton Means More Than Solar Panels

Recent debates over redevelopment in Princeton have focused on how ‘green’ new buildings might be. This is an appropriate question in a town that prides itself on being a sustainability leader in New Jersey. But what does ‘green’ look like? Recently, NRG … Continue reading

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Thumbs Up To Sidewalk Detour On Witherspoon Street!

One of Princeton’s best restaurants, Elements, is moving into the old UPS space on Witherspoon Street opposite Princeton Public Library. The new restaurant complex will unite the existing small plates place, Mistral, with Elements under one roof, with a new … Continue reading

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‘Cafe 44’ Closes At 44 Leigh Avenue, Will Re-open In Tortugas Space.

Cafe 44, which has become a local favorite in the Witherspoon-John neighborhood in Princeton, has closed its doors at the 44 Leigh Avenue location. The eatery will move across the road to share a space with ‘Tortugas Mexican Village‘ restaurant.

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Princeton’s Proposed “7-11 Law” Might Be A Plus For Walkable Living

Faced with the possibility of a 24-hour 7-11 convenience store opening in the old West Coast Video Site at 259 Nassau Street, Princeton Council has rushed through a new municipal ordinance to ban 24-hour opening in town. The proposed ordinance, which … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On Zoning Reform On Witherspoon Street

Princeton Council is considering amending the zoning along Witherspoon Street, one of Princeton’s major thoroughfares, which runs from Nassau Hall in the south to Valley Road in the north. Almost every form of activity in Princeton happens on Witherspoon Street, and right now, … Continue reading

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