Week Around the Ists
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- Torontoist kept its readers in the know during a surprise transit strike—it was announced by the workers' union just after 11:00 p.m. on Friday night, and went into effect by midnight—with a continually- updated status post.
- Gothamist readers commented extensively on the not guilty verdict of three NYPD detectives who were on trial for fatally shooting Sean Bell, an unarmed man, on his wedding day in 2006.
- It was an accident-prone week at Seattlest, where a train hit a girl, synchronized swimmers passed out, and Starbucks stock sank.
- The Philadelphia Primary may have ended Tuesday, but Phillyist was still able to get a week's worth of Primary content.
- SFist cheered twice this week: first, after a Superior Court judge halted e light brown apple moth aerial pesticide spraying; and second, after receiving reader mail regarding blatant multiple chemical sensitivity prejudice.
- Shanghaiist was amused to see Spiderman washing the windows of the Sheraton Hotel.
- Even without the Coachella Festival, music was a big deal this week on LAist with the NME Awards and The Smashing Pumpkins' induction on Hollywood's RockWalk.
- DCist followed the court decisions in favor of the impending change of the city's taxicabs from their weird zone system to regular time and distance meters.