Archive for January 7, 2015
It’s common knowledge that New York City is an expensive place to live. In fact, the Big Apple’s borough of Brooklyn — once considered an affordable haven from Manhattan’s steep home ownership rates — was recently dubbed the most expensive place to own a home in the entire U.S., beating out pricey metropolitan areas such as San Francisco and Washington D.C.
Now, the City that Never Sleeps is taking the most-expensive-place-to-live-cake once again. The average rental rate for Manhattan’s lofts and apartments hit a record-breaking figure in 2014 coming in at $1.72 million, which gives the term “high rise” a whole new literal meaning.
So, exactly why are Manhattan’s lofts and apartments so expensive? New York’s wealthiest residents including investors, celebrities, and entertainers, in additio
There are plenty of ways to reduce your personal carbon footprint and minimize your impact on the environment. Most people jump straight to recycling and clean energy, but you can actually make a significant difference in another area of your life: your wardrobe.
The average American throws out about 68 pounds of clothing every year but only purchases about 10 pounds of previously-used clothing. Plenty of clothes are thrown out before they’ve even seen a full life of use. The recovery rate for used clothing and textiles was a mere 15.3% in the U.S. in 2011, and an estimated 90% of clothing and textile waste discarded in that year could have been reused or recycled.
Recycling unused or unneeded clothing can reduce landfill waste and minimize environmental polution. In 2006 alone, Americans manage