A few announcements from Gothamist HQ:

1. We've been working hard on a number of upcoming features for Gothamist, including our new politics beat (just in time for the 2005 Mayoral Election!) We've also got a bunch of events in the works, including Movable Hype 1.5, Movable Hype 2.0, a February Happy Hour, and a couple of upcoming discussion panels. Email Jen if you want to get involved with writing for Gothamist or planning Gothamist events.

2. In response to recent developments in the blogosphere, we've put up an official policy page, which clearly states our positions on comments, image-use, and other ethical issues. It would be a big help to us if you could read the page, and tell us if you see anything that is missing or needs to be changed- leaving a comment on this post is one good way to do that.

3. New cities: we are currently hard at work on our Bostonist and Parisist sites, and in the early stages of Seattlest and Phillyist. Email Jake if you want to be involved with any of the new cities as an editor or contributor.

Finally, all of here at Gothamist would like to wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!