Technology meets Community - Successful Launch of Neighborwork.com

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Neighborwork.com is a unique, new website which marries technology with community through enabling its members to meet, network, date and explore with others in their same neighborhood.

Since its initial launch in January 2005, Neighborwork.com has registered over 4,000 members in 15 cities nationwide (Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, and Washington DC).

Neighborwork.com is the brainchild of co-founders David Goldstein, Arnold Kovelman and Aaron Levine. One day, after riding the elevator of their New York City apartment building, the three commented that they did not know the others riding in their elevator, let alone other residents of their building; in fact, they hardly knew others in their Murray Hill neighborhood. Fueled by the realization that other city dwellers often find themselves facing the same predicament – the need for community within the big city - Neighborwork.com was born.

“This model has proven successful on many levels, as we’ve seen the rise of dating on the internet and sites centered on the notion of ‘networking.’ However, none of them captured the idea of staying close to home and exploring your surroundings with the people that live nearby. This concept became the foundation on which our site was created,” said Neighborwork.com co-founder David Goldstein.

Neighborwork.com is a user-friendly website that allows its members to create profiles in which they can include as much or as little information as they feel comfortable with, including: city, neighborhood, photos, favorite local restaurants, activities, etc. Members are able to perform searches on the Neighborwork.com to find others in their neighborhoods with similar interests. One Boston member said, “I met my boyfriend (on Neighborwork.com) two months ago. He has been living just a few blocks away from me for the past three years, but I never would have met him if it hadn’t been for Neighborwork.com.”

While people outside of the 15 cities are able to register and use the website, plans are underway to expand into other major cities in the coming weeks. Neighborwork.com will continue to offer free membership and will add features based on user-suggestions.

“We have received tons of positive feedback from our members telling us that they had been looking for a website that actually touched home. I feel that we are bringing a neighborhood onto everyone’s personal computer, and people will now have the opportunity to get to know their neighbors instead of bowing their heads in the elevator,” said Neighborwork.com co-founder Aaron Levine.

For more information on Neighborwork.com, please visit the website: http://www.neighborwork.com.

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