Friends, as the year draws to a close we're starting to get to work on some farewells to 2009. One way you can help?and lord knows we need help?is to name your picks for the Neighborhoods of the Year. What makes a neighborhood worthy of such distinction? There's no formula, but places that have dominated the headlines for reasons both good make for good qualifiers. We're talkin' heavy activity when it comes to real estate, dining/nightlife and retail happenings. 'Hoods you love, or just love to hate. So drop a note in the comments right here, or send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Speak now or forever hold your homerism.