Friday, December 5, 2008


Best of the cityhammer blog 2008: January, February & March

Editor's Note: As our readership has steadily increased over this, our first year writing the cityhammer blog, we thought we'd spotlight the posts from 2008 that we are most proud of and that we feel were the most interesting. Today, we cover January, February and March of 2008. Tune in each Friday this month for the rest of the "Best Of" series.

And thanks for reading the cityhammer blog this year, we appreciate our visitors and hope to add even more fresh and original content in '09.


We introduced New York to an artist of incredible talent who hand-paints artwork on tile for kitchens and bathrooms, cityhammer member Elizabeth M. Heid. We also offered a glimpse into how the color forecasters pick paint colors for year ahead and spotlighted another cityhammer member, Green Apple Maids, a New York City cleaning service.


We offered a thorough dissection of Pier 1 Imports and how it has lost it's stature as home furnishings mainstay and it's status as a succesful business...and since then, things have only gotten worse for the company. We got a great write-up in the New York Times as part of the Small Business Summit and also introduced New York to cityhammer member Renovate NYC, a contractor and interior design company that specializes in brownstone remodels.


Our best post from March offered a tip to make your kitchen sink more energy efficient for a very small dollar figure in a post we did on faucet aerators. We also gave New York a heads up on what they could expect from the forthcoming Better Homes and Gardens Living Green Tour.

Tune in next Friday for part two of The Best of the cityhammer blog 2008 when we take a look back at the tips, trends and news from the April through June period.

-Mitch Mayer, Staff Writer

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