Week Around The -Ists

By Londonist Last edited 104 months ago
Week Around The -Ists

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Londonist is one of thirteen in the worldwide Gothamist network. Once a week, the editors of each site - from SFist to Shanghaiist - compile some of their most interesting posts into a neat digest. Check out what's been going on elsewhere in the ist-a-verse:

  • LAist was among the thousands who made it into last week's delicious—and crowded—Street Food Festival (and no kittens were harmed).
  • Seattlest broke with Lent to try crack pie, a dessert so delicious that it ought to be as illegal as its namesake.
  • Torontoist got the scoop on a massive concert timed for the G20 summit this summer that—with 700,000 people over two days and 300 million watching worldwide—organizers are claiming "will be the largest event in the forty years since Woodstock." It just might be.
  • Bostonist watched as our new senator Scott Brown compared the motivations of the murderous pilot who flew a plane into an IRS building to those of his own supporters.
  • Shanghaiist documented their city exploding as everyone and their mothers fired off fireworks for Chinese New Year, with nary a care for how close nearby buildings were.
  • Houstonist had a chat with The Gold Sounds and has been playing their album and ever since.
  • DCist braced itself for yet another Marion Barry scandal, this time featuring what appears to be a serious misuse of city funds and actual kickbacks from his seat on the city council.
  • SFist watched in shock as hipsters held an eviction house party, another violent bus brawl was captured on tape, and the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth discussed their most recent findings.
  • Gothamist learned that a teenager's leg was sheared off by a subway—the teen was tagging inside the tunnel.
  • Londonist wondered whether the oft-reported problems with Oystercard usage are really all due to 'user ineptitude', especially when each 'mistake' tends to result in extra cash for Transport For London.
  • Chicagoist returned to Gary, Indiana for a revival of its In The Shadow of Chicago series.
  • Phillyist was incensed to learn that despite the Mayor's assurances, dirty snow was being dumped in the Schuylkill River (by a Bulldozer belonging to the City of Philadelphia), and surprised to receive a response from the area's public transit agency after decrying its customer service.
  • Last Updated 21 February 2010