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In the Neighborhood

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Journalist and author Peter Lovenheim talks about his quest to meet his neighbors and find a sense of community on his street suburban Rochester, NY. In In the Neighborhood: The Search for Community on an American Street, One Sleepover at a Time, Lovenheim takes readers inside the homes, hearts, and minds of his neighbors and explores the questions: do neighborhoods matter, and is something lost when we live among strangers?

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Comments [3]

JT from Long Island

Reminded me of a Seinfeld episode where Kramer posted everyone's photo and name in the lobby so that everyone could get to know each other.

Apr. 20 2010 01:22 PM
junebug from New Jersey

Keep in mind: when you are the host of a gathering in your home it is very difficult to really enjoy your guests. So much of your time and energy goes into providing for thier needs it is hard to have any one on one time with them.

Apr. 20 2010 01:15 PM
Laura from UWS

Oh, neighbors mean EVERYTHING!
I live in a 10 unit building and we have parties and even sleepovers (when relatives are visiting, when someone is freaked out after seeing a mouse at night).

"A near neighbor is better than a far friend."

Thanks for everything, Lopate & Co. and Guests!
Always WONDERFUL! And so helpful, too.

Apr. 20 2010 12:05 PM

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