Category Archives: Original Material

The One and Only 750 Walnut Avenue-What to Do?

To my fellow residents of Cranford, the thought of 750 Walnut strikes ire in all. 900 apartments fully built out will 100% have an impact on us. As someone who…

The Impact of Strip Malls to an Urban Community

June 29th, 2017 By Julio Mora What are the impacts of strip malls to an urban community? According to Edgewood Properties, a real estate development and property management company, the…

Recap – Piano Keys of Cranford

By Gabe Bailer – June 13th When I wrote down my idea in March for placing a public piano in Eastman Clock Plaza for all to play during the summer,…

The Impact of Widening Highways on Urban Neighborhoods

NJ Urbanthinker By Julio Mora Beginning in the 1900s , the United States has seen both positive and negative impacts from the increase in the number of privately owned automobiles….

Dead Space or Green Space? Thoughts on Final Resting Places in the Jersey Landscape

NJ Urbanthinker Original Material By Brian Kempf April 20th, 2017 My dad always told me that the thing about the cemetery business was that folks are dying to get in….

Craft Beer Suds of Cranford

Craft Beer Suds of Cranford By Gabe Bailer – NJ Urbanthinker For those who know me and for those who don’t know a little thing about me: I like my…

The Piano Keys of Cranford

The Piano Keys of Cranford  – Let’s Tickle the Ivories This Sumer By Gabe Bailer – NJ Urbanthinker March 6th, 2016 My past articles have focused a lot on the great…

Suburban Arsenals: Planning for a Post-Cold War Future in New Jersey

Suburban Arsenals: Planning for a Post-Cold War Future in New Jersey By Brian Kempf – NJ Urbanthinker March 1st, 2017 For those of us that weren’t alive for the Cold…

The Pillars of Cranford

THE PILLARS OF CRANFORD By Gabe Bailer – NJ Urbanthinker – February 3rd, 2017 I’ve recently written about my adoration for Cranford, NJ, labeling it as a “Midburb” which has…

MidBurbs: A new Definition of Suburbia

MidBurbs: A new Definition of Suburbia  By Gabe Bailer – NJ Urban Thinker – December 23rd, 2016 The name “suburbs” needs a revision. The towns surrounding urban cores with trains…