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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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Sanborn Maps: Your neighborhood’s history in pastel

With these maps you can see for yourself what your neighborhood looked like for the generations who have preceded you.

Every neighborhood seems to have one: that older man or woman who grew up in the neighborhood, who knows everybody’s name, and who is really the …

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Found: Dog

Life on the street is impossible and unsafe for a domestic animal. If you’re able to give some days or weeks of comfort and love to a lost or homeless dog, the dog’s life is made better by it.

The Sunnyside neighborhood of Winston-Salem, NC, where …

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House love, in Charles Village and on the road

Writer and teacher Ron Tanner found his dream house in a great Baltimore neighborhood. The only problem was that it was in terrible shape, full of garbage, and condemned by the city.
 
In 1999, writer and teacher Ron Tanner found the kind of house that …

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Making playborhoods: A conversation with Mike Lanza

The neighborhood is the only place where truly free play can happen. 
When he was growing up, Mike Lanza says, “Kids sort of made the neighborhood. They took the lead. They got to know other kids, and they were the social lubricant for the whole neighborhood.” But …

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The Clothesline Lady

“Hi. I am one person who often does the clothesline thing in the hood. I would be happy to show you my collection of clothes lines.”

had seen her mentioned on the listserv — “the clothesline lady,” a neighbor who knew all about line drying and …

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Won’t you be my neighbor?

I don’t expect my neighborhood to be the land of make-believe. What matters to me is that it feels like a real place, a place I’m a part of and that I care about, a place that feels like home.

hen I was growing up in …

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