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Orchestras Come Out to Play

Jesse Rosen | Posted 09.08.2014 | Arts
Jesse Rosen

Two recent projects I was fortunate enough to see and hear recently extend the idea of engaging the many, to creating events that dramatically link orchestras to their unique time and place.

Family, Friends and Technology

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.30.2014 | Impact
William B. Bradshaw

Are people less friendly than they used to be? As I looked beyond having just a "gut feeling" about attitudes and practices of people, I became aware of the "General Social Survey." I found a lot of information that relates to the friendliness of people.

These Are the Neighbors Everyone Wants

Hometalk | Posted 08.28.2014 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Bad neighbors are a nightmare! In fact, they're such a nightmare, that neighbors often get a bad rap. But there are definitely good neighbors out there, and if you're lucky, you could end up with the very best kind of neighbor there is -- a DIYer.

Moving Day: The Search for the Perfect Apartment in the DMV

Kat Haselkorn | Posted 08.27.2014 | DC
Kat Haselkorn

With so many choices, it's easy to get overwhelmed. If, like me, you're an employed, childless, "millennial" (whatever that means these days), here are a few things to consider when you're planning your move.

In Ferguson, the Most Important Color Might Be Green

Mechele Dickerson | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Mechele Dickerson

As is true in Ferguson and other communities in the U.S., a gulf now exists between the rich and the poor, and between blacks and whites. This gulf is making it harder to empathize with people we don't know, and with people who are different from us.

Gentrification Rolls On in Dallas, But Will It Grow Up?

Ginger McKnight-Chavers | Posted 08.28.2014 | Impact
Ginger McKnight-Chavers

To call Oak Cliff "fringe" and "one of Dallas' worst neighborhoods" is not only false, but it dismisses intelligent, hard-working folks as low-lives who should be grateful for the salvation of artisan pies, espresso and couture cocktails.

Sassy Pants

Amy Mullis | Posted 08.07.2014 | Fifty
Amy Mullis

My husband doesn't look like Zac Efron. But he looks like Prince Charming to me. And he does the dishes. And brings me a cup of tea every night.

Beyond the "Starchitect"

Toni Haber | Posted 08.01.2014 | New York
Toni Haber

There is an overwhelming fear of the rapidly changing Manhattan skyline. Where that fear stems from is up for debate--is it a fear of the aesthetics o...

Six Easy Tips for Traveling Like a Local

Localeur | Posted 09.16.2014 | Travel
Localeur

You're clearly looking to make sure you enjoy everything the city has to offer. Given this information, this is how you lay the foundation for great experience.

How To Be A Good (Or Better) Neighbor In 5 Easy Steps

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.10.2014 | HuffPost Home

Anyone who's ever moved (which pretty much accounts for all of us) knows one thing to be true: We don't ever want to do it again. There's the bidding ...

The Lower (Lower) East Side

Greg Jacobs | Posted 08.31.2014 | New York
Greg Jacobs

While the Lower East Side north of Delancey is being infiltrated by frat stars and state school grads, the Lower East Side below Delancey is seeing a rebirth of creative, unique, and amazing stores, galleries, and my favorite, restaurants.

This Food Market on Wheels Is Driven to Serve Low-Income Communities

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
F. Kaid Benfield

It's not unusual for a farmers market to dispense healthy, fresh produce by vehicle. It is very unusual, however, for one to target so-called "food deserts" and accomplish a hefty portion of their business by accepting food stamps and vouchers from other government assistance programs.

Pre-Game Fenway Park: 13 Spots in the New Kenmore Square

Fathom | Posted 08.11.2014 | Travel
Fathom

Despite being the site of major trolley and subway lines, Kenmore Square has never really been a destination. Unless you count the punk scene it attracted in the 1980s, or the methadone hub it became in the '90s.

When Life Gives Your Neighbor Lemons, Ask for Some

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green
Jonathan Kim

Something my garden constantly reminds me to do is to be generous, which is an admittedly easier thing to do when it offers me more vegetables than I could eat on my own.

Will New Orleans Reach Its Post-Katrina Potential?

Joah Spearman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Style
Joah Spearman

Pre-Katrina New Orleans was not amongst the cities catering to young creatives and entrepreneurs, but post-Katrina New Orleans is just the place for young creative, entrepreneurial types like me. Does the city fully accept this?

Questions I Would Ask

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.24.2014 | Education
William B. Bradshaw

As the school year ends for all levels of education, I want to put forward one final quiz especially for our high school and college students to answer. If you do not know the answer to a question, just move quickly to the next one.

What Is the New Great American Neighborhood?

Localeur | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
Localeur

What are the new norms, if any? Is it possible to have an ideal neighborhood in 2014 -- and if so, what are the drivers?

Cities Need Nature

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

We humans have an intrinsic emotional need to connect with nature. Yet cities also, and fundamentally, need the structure of hardscape urbanism in sufficient density to achieve environmental and economic efficiency and nurture social bonds.

A Photo Essay for Earth Day: My Place

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

    Kaid Benfield writes about community, development, and the environment on Huffington Post and in other national media. His...

Sustainable Neighborhood Revitalization, From Within

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Sustainable neighborhoods are the building blocks of sustainable cities. Neighborhoods are where development decisions are made and where increments of change -- whether good or bad -- actually take place, as well as where residents and workers experience the city environment on an everyday basis.

The Game I Played Growing Up in Philly

Christopher Norris | Posted 06.11.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

I told the crew that I had created this game, and not only did they not believe me, they didn't care. Just wanting to play, one of the kids threw me the ball.

Lights Go On Part XIII: Why I Believe Anything Is Possible

Thomas Bähler | Posted 05.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

My life, like so many others, is built upon relationships. Mine started on 3rd Avenue, between Arbor Vitae and Hardy streets in Inglewood, California....

Spike is Right! Housing Discrimination is NYC's Hidden Disgrace (Pt 2)

Antonia Marrero | Posted 05.05.2014 | New York
Antonia Marrero

With undercover agents, Fair Housing Justice Center has exposed an epidemic of housing discrimination on the basis of skin color, disability, source of income and LGBTQ identity in every NYC neighborhood.

New Report: More Working Mothers Are Low-Income; State Actions Needed

Brandon Roberts | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Brandon Roberts

State governments have significant authority and opportunity to assist low-income working families with children... if they have the will.

Anchoring the Corner

Alice Carey | Posted 04.01.2014 | New York
Alice Carey

I've lived on the same block in Greenwich Village nearly all my life and for a good part of it next door to Annie Leibowitz. So when the cat that anchored the front of the house disappeared, I knew something was up. It probably sensed Annie was selling up and left first.