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  • Nice: Thousands of Passover meals to be distributed to Sandy victims.
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  • "Sydney is the New York of Australia," and other fun metrophors—mapped!
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  • Stop the madness! Escape From New York to be remade.
  • Finally a personal note on the topic of escaping New York: today is my last day at Gothamist (Keep in touch!). So in lieu of your usual end-of-day cute clip I will leave you with this video evidence that I really was born and bred in the East Village. Watch as a wee Garth wanders the 'hood, rubs up on the Hell's Angels, kisses a boy, is rebuffed by a girl, and shows no intrest whatsoever in sport.

[Editor's Note: And so ends Garth Johnston's second tour of duty on Gothamist. He is moving on effective today (his next chapter sounds pretty damn exciting, but as a policy Gothamist does not disclose former employees' sinister plans for world domination, so you'll have to ask him about it). As you may know, Garth was Gothamist's first weekend editor, and he returned full time in 2010. During his second term he effortlessly steered millions of New Yorkers toward better lunch options through his indispensable Lunch Quadrant series, chronicled the long endless saga of CitiBike, and turned out to be the only one among us with the balls to eat rat, among other things. As a lifelong New Yorker and a sharp analyst of politics, transportation, theater, and all sorts of other news—not to mention a funny guy to have around the office—he will be missed. (But let's face it, he'll be back hahaha!)]