GOOD magazine is hoping to create a new holiday: Neighbor Day. The first Neighbor Day is set for Saturday and is being billed simply as an old-fashioned get together of neighbors.
We've been talking this week about the importance of getting to know your neighbors. In Boston in particular, we've heard from residents about the support system their neighbors offered after the bombings there.
But outside the context of a crisis, why is it important to know our neighbors? And how does it help us become a better society?
Peter Lovenheim, author of the book "In the Neighborhood," set out to answer those questions in an intensive study of his own neighborhood.