“Listening is where love begins: listening to ourselves and then to our neighbors.”
- Fred Rogers


917-341-7837 every day, 3pm EST

Have a friendly chat in a strange time.

How Does It Work?

Simply. Designed for everyone

Every day at 3:00 pm (EST), Neighborline is open for calls.
Dial the number to be placed on the line with another caller for a chat.
Think of Neighborline as a way of striking up small spontaneous conversations.

Community Guidelines

A little kindness goes a long way

Feeling Shy?

That's okay, it happens to the best of us

Here are some tips for making good conversation.

Who's on the Line?

Your neighbors & fellow New Yorkers

Neighborline creates an opportunity for daily connection in a challenging time.

This daily call can be especially helpful for localized communities in isolation who may not have access to highly-networked circles online, like the elderly or those without access to the internet. Truly, Neighborline is for anyone who has a phone.

Problems? Questions?

Uh-oh. Let's try to fix it

IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM OR QUESTION You can email us or call us at 917-341-7837 and press 2 when prompted to leave a voicemail. If you have a media request, say hello.
PLEASE REMEMBER Neighborline is for our community and staffed by volunteers. We will make our best effort to get back to you promptly.

Additional Resources

Spread the Word, Print a Neighborline Flyer
NYC United Against Coronavirus NYC Mutual Aid Resource List NYC Well Mental Health Hotline Find a Covid 19 Testing Site File NYS Unemployment World Health Organization NY State Coronavirus CDC NYS Paid Sick Leave Food Bank NYC NYC Free Meals Ask A Scientist Tenant Rights Hotline Volunteer to Help a Neighbor Donate

Support Neighborline

Want to help us?

We are volunteer run. The best way for you to help us is to participate every day at 3pm and spread the word.

Why Did We Make This?

Something to look forward to, daily

Normally, New Yorkers share impromtu exchanges as we move through our city. As we stay home, we need to find new ways of being neighborly. Like a cheer at 7pm, it's important for us to create rituals and have something to look forward to every day.

At the moment, Neighborline has is serving New York. We hope Neighborline can be a model for other areas around the country and the world. We’re providing all the documentation and resources for Neighborline to inspire others to replicate, reimagine, and rediscover the magic of a good, old-fashioned phone call.

Neighborline was imagined and built as part of NYU ITP's Hack Against Covid-19 on March 20, 2020. We are generously supported by Twilio.


Made with in a challenging time

Dawn Sinkowski is a creative director and visual storyteller with over a decade of experience. She creates meaningful, resonant content for digital and legacy platforms. Her clients include The New York Times, Conde Nast, LVMH, Nike and Citibank. Dawn was the Photography Director for Martha Stewart from 2015-2019. She also launched Common Good, an eco-friendly household product line, in 2010. She is currently pursuing a master's degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at Tisch School of the Arts. She holds an undergraduate degree from Parsons School of Design.

Simone Salvo is a cultural producer and strategist. She has produced interactive activations and exhibitions in Paris, San Francisco, and New York on issues of climate change, poverty, and the family separation crisis at the US–Mexico border. She received her BA in Photography and Human Rights from Bard College. For six years, she has led communications at the Magnum Foundation and advises individual artists and other non-profits on digital communications strategies. Formerly, Simone was a research and communications fellow at Human Rights First. She is currently pursuing her master's degree at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU, exploring creative applications of technology.

Terrell Ibanez is a software developer / engineer. He has competed in over a dozen hackathons and won awards at 7 of them, including Florida Polytechnic's iSpy (Security / Signals Intelligence), Georgia Tech's Hacklytics (Data Science / Machine Learning) and MIT's RealityHack (Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality). Outside of hackathons, he's previously worked at / on projects for the Palm Beach County School District, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, and Echelon, a smart exercise hardware startup. He's currently finishing up his undergraduate degree in Computer Science as a graduating senior at the University of Central Florida's College of Engineering and Computer Science.

"We speak with more than our mouths. We listen with more than our ears."
- Fred Rogers