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Swipe through the gallery above for the 20 best Bay Area Nextdoor posts, according to the founder of @BestOfNextDoor.
Want a glimpse into the quirky cast of characters living in your neighborhood? All you have to do is peruse Nextdoor, the website and app that has become a virtual gathering place for neighbors since it launched in 2008.
Nextdoor is intended to be a place where people post recommendations, updates and concerns about their neighborhoods. The content is usually straightforward with someone alerting the block of a lost cat or a car break-in. But sometimes (OK, lots of times) a thread with a petty complaint — whether it’s about garden gnomes being terrorized by kids, or a giant sunflower in someone’s front yard suspected of being a spy camera in disguise — can turn into something worthy of a “Saturday Night Live” skit.
San Francisco’s own Jenn Takahashi sought out to chronicle the latter when she started a hilarious Nextdoor aggregator on Twitter and Instagram called “Best of Nextdoor” back in 2017. And chronicle she did: Takahasi now has more than 237,000 followers on Twitter, 200,o00 more than the official Nextdoor account (33,000 followers).
As you can imagine some of the best stuff comes from her own backyard.
In the gallery above, you’ll see her picks for the best of the Bay Area’s Best of Next Door submissions, from a complaint about a neighborhood cat reeking of men’s shampoo, to an invitation to join a backyard fight club, to a warning of a person lurking on the street dressed as a plague doctor.
Amy Graff is an SFGATE producer. Email her at email@example.com.
This post was originally posted at https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Best-of-Nextdoor-Bay-Area-Twitter-Jenn-Takahashi-13904538.php.