The Timekeeper's Things

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

On my way to the workshop, I pass a haunted house. It's not October, not even close, so I'm pretty surprised to see scarecrows and plastic skeletons and—is that a hearse? Yes it is. It takes all my strength not to pull into the parking lot for a little off-season ...

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Look | Exploring Grand Central's Secrets With the Author of 'Hugo'

Friday, January 06, 2012


When Brian O. Selznick wrote "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," a graphic novel about an orphan in 1930s Paris, he imagined the secret spaces of the Gare Montparnasse train station in Paris. For inspiration, he visited Grand Central Terminal, which we recently explored from its sub basement to its tower.

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Niche Market | Timepieces

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market takes a peek inside a different specialty store and showcases the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity.

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Studio 360

10,000-Year Clock

Saturday, October 12, 2002

The Long Now Foundation is designing a clock to tell time over 10,000 years. It will tick once every minute, chime once a year, and play music once a millennium.

(Originally aired: May 16, 2002)