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Homegrown Revolution NOW!

Ever wondered how you could go "back to the land" while retaining the comforts of your urban apartment? You're in luck because an everyday revolution is being revived in part by people like Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen. They are the creators of the blog, and they just came out with the second... Continue Reading »

How to Reduce Noise Pollution in Your Yard

As suburban sprawl continues and traffic demands increase everywhere, more homeowners are faced with an annoying byproduct: noise. But there are numerous ways to fight noise. We'll start with your yard. Several "green" solutions exist that, when combined, can reduce the perception of noise. Here are some things you can... Continue Reading »

Renters on the Right Path as Suburbs Lose Momentum

Renters might want to take another look at this economic downturn. Why? Well, it could signal some really big changes in the way Americans live. In fact, renters may be at the forefront of massive lifestyle changes. Urban-studies theorist Richard Florida has a few ideas about what this economic downturn could mean and is... Continue Reading »

Midtown N.Y. Renters Walk Tall

Forget the snow: Your lawn chair-sitting days in the middle of Times Square have been extended! Mayor Bloomberg has decided to keep Times Square a pedestrian-friendly walking mall. This is tremendously good news for mid-town residents. Will the area be seen as a more desirable rental location in Manhattan? Will nearby... Continue Reading »

New York Prepares for Electric Cars

New Yorkers are ahead of the curve when it comes to their city's environmental sustainability thanks to plaNYC, an initiative established by the mayor in 2007. Last week the city released a forward-thinking plan to tackle a large challenge it faces: introducing and accommodating electric vehicles (EVs) in the city... Continue Reading »

Homeowners Cash In on Clunker Appliances

The Car Allowance Rebate System, better known as "Cash for Clunkers," was a big success in helping car owners trade in their old automobiles for new fuel-efficient ones back in July and August. Will a similar program to entice homeowners to swap out their old home appliances for new energy-efficient ones be just as... Continue Reading »

Put Your Car to Work for You

Why let your car sit idle in your driveway when it could be out earning you cold, hard cash? That's the idea behind Boston startup company Relay Rides, a unique peer-to-peer car rental agency. The company has just gotten funding to run a pilot program in Baltimore, which will connect car owners with car renters. The idea... Continue Reading »

Report Proves City Living Cheaper

Last week the ULI Terwilliger Center for Workforce Housing released a report about the transportation costs in and around San Francisco called the Bay Area Burden. It shows the average Bay Area suburban household spends more than $41,000 a year – nearly 60 percent of their income – on transportation and... Continue Reading »

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