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Hotels, dorms, offices, they all use digital door locks. Why don't the rest of us? New Tech City reviews some of the reasons holding back the evolution of the key and lock, a truly ancient technology. Plus, a few facts to help you decide if you should make the switch.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Longtime New York Times editor Constance Rosenblum explores the nearly three million homes in the city, from Park Avenue penthouses to Canarsie studios. In Habitats: Private Lives in the Big City, she tells 40 intimate stories about how New Yorkers really live in their brownstones, apartments, mansions, and lofts, and paints a portrait of what it means to make a home in the world’s most varied and powerful city.
What's your favorite thing about your home? Let us know—leave a comment!
Saturday, July 06, 2013
Broadcast times: Saturday at 6am on 93.9FM, 2pm on AM820. Sunday at 7am and 8pm on AM820.
More than two million veterans have come home so far from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. For returning veterans, reintegrating into society can be a challenge. How do you find your place, when you’ve changed and the people you love don’t recognize you? When that old life is gone and you have to start a new one from scratch. In this hour State of the Re:Union explores reintegration and asks the question: how do you come back home from war?
Monday, February 25, 2013
By Charis Conn
In 1957, two years before his death, Frank Lloyd Wright sat down with WNYC to discuss his design philosophy, exhibiting his trademark eloquence and blistering opinions. The year of this interview marks an explosion of commissions for Wright, who by then had been practicing architecture for 70 years.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Psychologist Dr. Robin Zasio, from the A&E show Hoarders gives advice on how to take control of your stuff and unclutter your lives. In The Hoarder in You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life, Dr. Zasio shares stories from the show, including some of the most serious cases of hoarding that she’s encountered—and explains how readers can learn from these extreme examples.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Kristin van Ogtrop, Managing Editor of Real Simple magazine, and Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, the founder and CEO of Apartment Therapy, offer advice on how to clear away clutter in our homes and organize our closets and cupboards, desktops and drawers. We'll also be taking calls!
Do you have questions about how to be more organized and how to get rid of clutter? Leave a comment below!
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, talks about her new project to improve her home life. Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life is an account of her nine-month experiment to make her home a place of greater simplicity, comfort, and love.
Thursday, January 05, 2012
There's not a lot of storage space or counter space in most New York apartment kitchens. Melissa Clark, author of Cook This Now and the New York Times column “A Good Appetite,” discusses which kitchen appliances, gadgets, and tools are essentials to have in your kitchen, and which you can live without. We’ll also take listener calls!
Thursday, June 30, 2011
A new poll by CBS and our partner the New York Times shows that Americans are split on whether owning a home is a safe investment. 49 percent of those polled said it was, while 45 percent said that owning a home in this economic climate is risky. Despite that, nearly nine in ten Americans said that home ownership is vital to the American Dream. We asked Takeaway listeners whether or not they feel optimistic about buying a home right now, or if it's a smarter and safer bet to rent, and rounded up their responses.
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Katharine Greider talks about the long history of Number 239 East 7th Street, and how, when she was told to leave her house there because it was at risk of falling down, she began an investigation into contractors' diagnoses and lawsuits, archaeology and urban history. In The Archaeology of Home: An Epic Set on a Thousand Square Feet of the Lower East Side she tells how one small house contains the history of a young country and the much longer story of humankind and the places they came to call home.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Over the past two years, we’ve been told to expect a silver lining to the housing crisis. At a first glance, the release of tomorrow’s foreclosure numbers should add to that optimism, as analysts expect the number of new foreclosures to drop dramatically. But does that mean we’ve truly passed the worst moments of the housing crisis?
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Today, we continue our week-long series on American values with an examination of land and home ownership. The desire to own land — dating back to the notion of “Manifest Destiny,” as newly-minted Americans spread west across the continent — has always been considered a fundamental American value. How has our government and culture reinforced this value? And is it still as important to our identity as Americans as it was in the days when our motto was “Go West, Young Man”?