There is now a Starbucks in Trenton. It’s actually, rather a nice Starbucks. Overall, there’s been progress in Trenton since we started this site in 2006.
I/we are often asked, “Why would you want to live in Trenton?” The emphasis is on “you” because the questioners know we have a choice. We could as easily live in Princeton or New York or some other place deemed much more attractive by the mainstream culture (and, indeed, have done so in the past).
This website is, in part, our answer. It’s our attempt to help people lead a richer, more engaged life here in Trenton. Just like our suburbanized peers, we Trentonians can hop into our cars and and gain access to the up-scaled, segmented, mainstream world. And, at the same time, we can experience a special set of people and places and businesses which serve people here, and which are largely hidden from the mainstream. We get the best of both.
Over the years, we’ve expanded this website from one that focused entirely on the City of Trenton, to one which now celebrates the best of what greater Trenton has to offer. It’s intended as a guide for anyone living or working in this town, or nearby, and recognizes that our lives aren’t limited to one or the other. And if you live or work in Ewing or Hamilton, or even in Princeton or Pennington or Hopewell, that’s OK, you can explore it with us. By experiencing hidden Trenton, we enrich all of our lives.