So instead of redesigning this blog, the people at Areavoices have set up a new one for me.
You can view it here. This blog will remain up as an archive of city beat stories. It will still be checked habitually for comments and questions.
The new city reporter, Charly Haley, will get the City Street Beat (or whatever its new name may be) blog up and running again once she settles into her role.
In the meantime, you can send story ideas, questions and tips to her at email@example.com.