So you’ve lived on your block quite a while—years, perhaps—and you still don’t know the name of the neighbor across the street? Ending the awkwardness is a good first step in building community on your block. After all, community
starts at home!
We dare you...ring the doorbell and introduce yourself. Sounds simple, but it can be intimidating to break the ice—especially if you have nodded hello to a perfect stranger for years. Just do it—you will both feel better.
Another ice-breaker...join or start a Yahoo or Google group for your neighborhood. These groups are a great way to meet your neighbors and to stay informed of neighborhood issues, events, and trivia. We are compiling a list of local neighborhood and community groups-add your own or find one to join!
Last updated: 10/29/2010 5:34:30 PM