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Five years ago today, we officially launched Gothamist. Creating a blog about New York City was our way of capturing all that enthralled us about our hometown. We've learned a great deal while we've grown, thanks to the tireless efforts of our contributors, editors, partners and friends.

Most of all, we especially want to thank you, our readers. You are an important part of the the site - encouraging and challenging us every day - through your contributions of tips and photographs, suggestions and comments. We appreciate your support and look forward to many more years to come!