Exploring the Hidden Street Beauty in Lambertville, NJ

Lambertville, NJ is hardly in the travel news these days and if it were, the story would likely focus on the neighboring town of New Hope known for its arts and antiques. A careful observer though will find plenty to peruse in Lambertville: in fact, it’s a charming delight to anyone sentimental about typography, murals and street details — and a wonderful place to wander and explore.

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Tourist map of Lambertville
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Lambertville’s facade palette is often in the beige tones
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A pedestrian crossing using not just paint marks but also a different pavement material
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Tactile paving
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ACME Screening Room is a cozy movie house specializing in indie films & documentaries (25 S Union St.)
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Panoply Books (48 N Union St.) offers unusual, offbeat, rare and out-of-print books plus a diverse collection of vinyl records, art, and ephemera
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From the collection of vinyl
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Store sign at Finkle’s, New Jersey’s oldest supply store
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A restored mural of King Midas Bread on the building now occupied by a home decor store
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Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn, once a working train station
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Inside one of the plenty vintage and antique shops of Lambertville
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A traditional iron bench
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A modern bench
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