“Federico Bastiani and his son Matteo looked out their window on Via Fondazza in #Bologna, Italy. When Federico and his wife moved into their apartment in 2012, they didn’t know any of their neighbors. They felt lonely. So Federico created a closed group on Facebook just for residents of Via Fondazza and posted fliers to let his neighbors know about the group. Almost two years later, residents say that walking along #ViaFondazza no longer feels like a big-city neighborhood; it’s more like a small town, where everyone knows one another. The idea of the “social street” quickly caught on, and there are now 393 social streets in Europe, Brazil and New Zealand. Photo by Nadia Shira Cohen on #nytassignment.” By nytimes on Instagram.
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