vintage

Cityscape: Typewriters, Atari, and 1800s X-rays

by George Bodarky, Morlene Chin

George Bodarky, WFUV

Does the clack clack sound of typewriter keys make you nostalgic? How about the crackle of vinyl spinning on a record player? You may consider typewriters and record players relics of the past but there are plenty of people keeping them alive and well. In this episode of Cityscape we talk with people still using machines from decades past.

Cityscape: The Roaring 20s

by George Bodarky, Morlene Chin, Julie Clark

photolibrarian, flickr

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 masterpiece novel “The Great Gatsby” will once again come to life on the silver screen next week.  The latest film adaptation of the novel stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire.  The movie promises roaring 20s' glamour, excess and excitement, but we thought, why should Hollywood have all the fun?  

Vintage in the City

by George Bodarky
Vintage photo of women in New York City
Anthony Catalano, flickr

A lot of people love the smell of brand new things -- cars, shoes, carpet, books. But, there's a lot to be said for stuff that's a bit more worn out, or at least older. New York City is full of places to buy vintage goods, from typewriters to shoes to pots and pans.

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