Author Glenn Perkins

Come on out to the Playground

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We’re collecting great ideas for neighborhoods all around on our Tumblr, NEIGHBORISTA! Playground.
The ideas come from everywhere. An urban orchard in Seattle. Curated street art in Brooklyn. A play space in Rotterdam. Ideas that are simple, or far-fetched, or simply fantastic. No matter …

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April 27th is Neighborday. Want to get involved?


For us at NEIGHBORISTA! every day is Neighborday, of course. But the good folks at GOOD — an online community network dedicated to building collaborative tools for positive social change — are hoping to encourage stratospheric levels of neighborliness this Saturday, April 27, with a …

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The sanctuary of neighborhood bars: Talking with Rosie Schaap

NEIGHBORISTA! talks with “Drinking with Men” author Rosie Schaap about the enduring qualities of the local watering hole.
“You can drink at home. A bar gives you relief from isolation. When you are a regular, it gives you a community too.” So writes author, bartender, This American …

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Spring 2013


Spring has returned, and so has NEIGHBORISTA! Our new issue brings pleasures gustatory, cinematic, and journalistic, among others.
Gab Cody, with help from Sam Turich, writes about making a movie that builds its story on a real-life  progressive dinner that’s been an annual event for 27 years …

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New issue coming spring 2013!

We’re hard at work on some new stories for the coming months. Got ideas about topics you’d like to see? Want to submit a tale from your own creative community? Get in touch with us at howdy [at] We’d love to hear from you.
Meanwhile, …

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Community’s got talent!

Denver’s Stage C produces a not-your-garden-variety variety show. Could your neighborhood do it too?

Think talent show, and you may flashback to a grade school auditorium watching pianists dutifully pecking out show tunes or breakdancers performing amazing pops and locks. A show can do more than …

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Idle space? Not for long in San Francisco’s Mid-Market


Recently we posted about 3Space a UK organization that puts temporary tenants in empty commercial properties. In San Francisco’s Mid-Market, an organization called SQFT just launched a neighborhood-wide program with a similar purpose. SQFT hopes that by incubating pop-up businesses it can help revitalize Mid-Market, …

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On Kickstarter: Detroit Youth Food Brigade

This week on Kickstarter, we found another food-focused project, the Detroit Youth Food Brigade. A collaboration between local high school students, food-based business, and neighborhood markets, DYFB takes a city-wide approach to improve access to healthy food through neighborhood markets, and students, who had to …

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(Temporarily) open for business


Empty storefronts are no good for neighborhoods. But 3Space, a UK nonprofit, has realized that they’re no good for landlords either. So the organization has taken the innovative path of temporarily putting community groups into vacant properties temporarily — and free of charge to the …

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On Kickstarter: Food Cycle

We love bikes, and we love urban farms, and here’s a project from Troy Bike Rescue and Collard City Growers that puts the two together like beans and rice. Behold,
Now that’s what we call using your hands . . . and feet. Check them out.
Each …

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