Monthly Archives: July 2015

Save The Date: Walkable Princeton Happy Hour – August 19

Our next Walkable Princeton meetup will be Wednesday August 19. From 7 p.m., we will get together to discuss current news and opportunities for making Princeton more walkable for everyone! We’ll be returning to Yankee Doodle Tap Room, potentially taking … Continue reading

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Princeton Council To Resolve Fate Of Lytle House Tonight

Princeton Council are scheduled tonight to approve a plan to knock down the historic house at 31 Lytle Street.  The house was acquired by a developer, with plans to demolish and build townhouses. Princeton Council instead aimed to turn the lot … Continue reading

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Larini’s Site Should Be The Start Of A Princeton Transit Village

Princeton University has closed on the site of Larini’s Service Center, which for several decades ending this week has occupied the corner of Alexander Road and Faculty Road, providing automotive services to local residents. Philip Sean Curran at the ‘Princeton … Continue reading

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Porous Pavement In Doylestown

Here’s something interesting spotted on a recent visit to Doylestown, PA: it’s a parking lot with porous pavement. As seen in the photo above, the area where cars are parked is made up of a type of asphalt that allows … Continue reading

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Aurelio’s Cocina Latina, Open Now On Leigh Avenue

If you’re wondering what happened to the old Cafe 44 space, after the popular bruncherie moved across the street to 41 Leigh Avenue in December, here’s your answer. The space has been renovated and reopened as Aurelio’s Cocina Latina. Serving … Continue reading

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Princeton Quietly Cancels Hamilton Avenue Bike Lane Plan

Despite promising to add a bike lane on the north side Hamilton Avenue earlier this year, Princeton Council last night waved through a plan to re-stripe the road with no bike lanes at all. The switcheroo was discussed in the … Continue reading

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Monroe Township Fends Off Developer In Ongoing Courtroom Housing Drama

Monroe Township, a town 12 miles east of Princeton, won a legal victory today, as a judge granted temporary protection from developer lawsuits. Earlier this year, the NJ Supreme Court made a ruling that would potentially allow developers to ignore local zoning and … Continue reading

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New Princeton Group Aims To Replace Proposed Affordable Housing With A Park

Last month, a Princeton Council task force published a report naming 13 suitable sites for new affordable housing. One of the proposed sites was a parking lot on Franklin Avenue, that is set to be donated to the town by … Continue reading

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Which Princeton Transit Service Draws The Most Riders?

The recent announcement from NJ Transit that the Princeton-Plainsboro ‘HealthLine’ bus will be canceled has drawn local condemnation, and also some questions. How bad was the ridership for NJ Transit to cancel the service? Using recent ridership statistics from NJ Transit, … Continue reading

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