Category Archives: Walking

The Jane Jacobs Approach To Exploring Princeton

May 7 will mark the first Princeton ‘Jane Jacobs Walk’. Starting at Small World East (244 Nassau Street), we will be exploring Princeton’s East Nassau neighborhood. The tradition of the Jane Jacobs Walk began in Toronto, Canada, where Jane moved in … Continue reading

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Nassau Street Sidewalks Blocked By Unannounced Construction

Pedestrians on Nassau Street got a surprise this week. The sidewalks on both sides of the road were dug up, blocking access to walkers. The affected area was in and around the intersection with Scott Lane / Wilton Street. Pedestrians could … Continue reading

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Announcing The First Walkable Princeton ‘Jane Jacobs Walk’ – May 7

On May 7 this year, mark your calendar for the first Princeton ‘Jane Jacobs Walk’!  We are teaming up with the national ‘Jane Jacobs Walk’ organization to encourage local residents to come together to talk about what we love about Princeton, … Continue reading

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Take The Michael Graves Walking Tour Of Princeton

March 12 will mark the anniversary of the death of the internationally-famous Princeton architect and designer, Michael Graves. One of the key figures in post-modernist architecture, Graves made his home in Princeton from 1964 till his death in 2015. Just before … Continue reading

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NJ Bike-Walk Summit Comes To Town On Saturday, Mayor Lempert Among Speakers

This Saturday, the annual NJ Bike-Walk Summit will take place in the Friend Center at Princeton University. This is a new thing – in recent years the Summit has usually taken place in New Brunswick. Delegates from around the State … Continue reading

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Princeton To Hold Hearing On Proposed Walkable MacLean Street Apartments

This Wednesday, January 27, Wednesday, February 17 the Princeton Zoning Board will have a hearing on a proposal to bring 10 new apartments to the old Masonic Hall at John Street and MacLean Street. The new apartments would potentially allow … Continue reading

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Three Last-Minute Holiday Gifts For The Discerning Princeton Localist

Left it late to get your holiday gifts in? Here are three ideas to satisfy a Princeton resident with an interest in sustainability, walking or local history…

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Princeton Businesses Could Benefit From A Downtown ‘Visitor Center’

This weekend, merchants on downtown Princeton’s Chambers Street held their first ‘Chambers Street Holiday Stroll‘, to try to tempt shoppers along one of the town’s lesser-travelled commercial areas. As one business owner said, “When asked what is undiscovered about Chambers … Continue reading

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Map Of New Princeton Open Space Off Ridgeview Road

Last month, the New Jersey Conservation Foundation acquired a new area of open space in Princeton.  Approximately 10 acres of forest were donated by Michael and Barbara Blumenthal, from around the back of their home off Ridgeview Road.  This land will now be … Continue reading

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New Report Aims To Guide Maintenance Of Princeton’s Open Spaces

Earlier this year, the town of Princeton set up an ‘Open Space Advisory Committee’, to look at how best to maintain our protected woodlands and green areas. On Monday night, committee chair Wendy Mager presented a new report from the 12-member … Continue reading

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