Tag: cars

  • Homegrown Revolution NOW!

    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 homegrownrevolution.org, and they just came out with the... Continue Reading

  • How to Reduce Noise Pollution in Your Yard

    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... Continue Reading

  • Renters on the Right Path as Suburbs Lose Momentum

    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... Continue Reading

  • Midtown N.Y. Renters Walk Tall

    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?... Continue Reading

  • New York Prepares for Electric Cars

    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... Continue Reading

  • Homeowners Cash In on Clunker Appliances

    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... Continue Reading

  • Put Your Car to Work for You

    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... Continue Reading

  • Report Proves City Living Cheaper

    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... Continue Reading