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Tasks / City Of Neighborly Love

Introduce yourself to a neighbor you've seen around, and perhaps nodded to, but never spoken with. Share a meal, or simply a story. If your neighbor doesn't want to be documented, tell us about your encounter; what did you expect your neighbor to be like? Did anything about your neighbor surprise you?

1 to 100 players
15 points
Level 1
In the zone of: Humanitarian Crisis
Created by inquisitive dragonfly

Terms: sfzerosat, nationalneighborhoodday

11 completed :: 15 in progress
Interested in collaborating on this: (no one yet!)


Original text
posted by Sean Mahan on September 16th, 2009 12:20 PM

Introduce yourself to a neighbor. Document a burgeoning relationship. The neighbor must be one you have lived near for AT LEAST 6 months without having more than nodded at in passing, because that will freak them out even more. Eventually, get them to invite you to dinner.

This is an SFZEROSAT task from inquisitive dragonfly.

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posted by Dax Tran-Caffee on September 20th, 2009 8:58 AM

Somewhat unrelated to National Neighborhood Day, yesterday (Sept. 19th) my block held it's first block party. Nothing grand, nothing special - an unrehearsed Cumbia Trio, an A Capella rendition of Bob Marley, and lots of fried chicken and american cheese.

But then one man asked another woman who she knew on the block, who promptly replied, "I'm not a guest - I live on the block." The man had lived there for 6 years, and had never seen her. She had purchased a house on the corner four years ago. They lived 500 feet apart, and this was the first time they had ever seen eachother's faces.

And this was the recurring story of the afternoon - which made me realize the indismissable importance of something so mundane and un-hip as a one-block neighborhood party. Though I'll be moving away from this block in less than a month, I will leave knowing that these people know eachother's names now, and will say hello on their way to work, and will gather eachother's mail when people go out of town. It's amazing to see a neighborhood's internal strength go from practically nothing to cohesive and healthy within the span of 6 hours.

Just some words of encouragement for everyone to spend today (September 20th) making a connection in their neighborhood.

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posted by Mistress MeiMei on September 22nd, 2009 10:28 AM

despite almost daily finding some poor tourist to scare, somehow id feel really odd doing this, although ive considered doing it a millions times.


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City Of Neighborly Love by lie fromsf October 5th, 2009 7:18 PM

Every time I walk past her she is there. In ragged cloths asking me for a cigarette. I normally ignore her. She is just as much as part of this neighborhood as I am. The lone woman needing help in a neighborhood of helpless people. I pause. Hand her...

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I talked to a girl I sit next to in algebra. She's very quiet and asked not to be named or photographed.   I started out by greeting her casually after the teacher dismissed us to work in our groups. She seemed kinda surprised at first. We are the ...

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City Of Neighborly Love by rongo rongo January 1st, 2011 10:01 AM

Some months ago, I transferred departments at work. This left me in the odd position of working in a hallway full of people I hadn't met, even after working at this company over 10 years. At first, I figured I'd just naturally end up talking with eve...

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City Of Neighborly Love by Con Tricker June 26th, 2011 7:14 AM

So, this happened a few days ago. I wasn't aware that it was a task at the time, so I don't know if it counts, but I'd still like to tell the story. I am, quite honestly, an intolerant and prejudiced person. I don't like this about myself, but ...

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Unfortunately I couldn't film my neighbor as they didn't want to be like, and I quote "that crist crooker girl on opruh' the lady has a weird accent. But I said Hi and introduced myself as I came back from doing the potted plant distribution challeng...

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City Of Neighborly Love by Wetdryvac March 4th, 2015 10:58 AM

Own a house next to another that serves as a rental unit. I keep introducing myself to the next-in-line tenants with the intention of doing up this task, and then forgetting about it, so what you get - and sadly, what I get - is the latest iteration....

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City Of Neighborly Love by John M July 30th, 2010 5:58 AM

I was wondering which of my neighbors to introduce myself to for this task, and as fate would have it, an opportunity came to pass just the other day. I was heading to a local arcade/minigolf with two of my friends when I noticed two of my neighbors ...

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City Of Neighborly Love by Phamtomdark April 19th, 2010 6:33 PM

So Iv seen this naighbor a few times before while leaveing my appartment buildings, I allways knew he was crazy you could tell and I had herd him yelling from his portch before but one day I was takeing the San Mateo Cailtrain bus to Hillsdale Mall I...

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If past occurrences can vouch for such a task, then I shall tell you a tale of talking to a neighbor that lead into a fluffy, yet somewhat burden. I'll try to tell the story as short as I can. There was a cat in the neighborhood of our apartments. F...

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City Of Neighborly Love by Daniel Beaulieu October 14th, 2012 9:07 AM

Well I saw two older women (one of which spoke no English) moving into an apartment in my building. Seeing that they were old women (and therefore most likely frail), I figured I'd help them move the heavy boxes out of their moving truck. I could on...

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