“If we wish to rebuild our cities, we must first rebuild our neighborhoods.” Harvey Milk
One of my best memories of growing up in Brooklyn was playing with dozens of kids on my block and having lots of very caring neighbors. Everybody knew your name and your family. Being part of that community felt like being covered in a warm blanket.
There has been an explosion of social media and online friends which may cause us to miss opportunities to know the people that are quite literally in our own backyard.
If you agree with this, you may want to celebrate neighbors’ day, April 27th by hanging a sign on your door, or perhaps a little bit more. Go the extra step to know your neighbors by name, situation and to see if they might need a helping hand. You could make it as simple as sharing names and emergency contacts, to planning a progressive dinner or a block party (my favorite)!
Have a great week!
Tina Nocera, Founder