The Lieutenant Newsletter Writer will officially be sworn in next edition. It’s…

THE NEWSLETTER THAT NEVER SLEEPS

- Your weekly five borough briefing -

This is the sixteenth edition of The Newsletter That Never Sleeps, from April 22nd, 2021. Any new subscribers can read all previous editions, which include breakdowns of local races, ranked choice voting, public safety and COVID recovery here. Welcome!

Hey folks, quick programming update: I’m starting a social experiment/prank next week called “going to law school” and will have a lot less time to keep tabs on current affairs.

As such, The Newsletter That Never Sleeps will go bi-weekly (or semi-weekly…


Haven’t watched a Mets game in a week. Assuming we’re still fine. It’s…

THE NEWSLETTER THAT NEVER SLEEPS

- Your weekly five borough briefing -

This is the fifteenth edition of The Newsletter That Never Sleeps, from August 5th, 2021. Any new subscribers can read all previous editions, which include breakdowns of local races, ranked choice voting, public safety and COVID recovery here. Welcome!

COVID RECOVERY

Newly Reported Cases (7/29–8/4): 1,375 avg. daily cases (+138%)

Newly Reported Hospitalizations: 601 avg. hospitalized patients (+36%)

COVID numbers in the United States, fueled by a surge of Delta infections almost exclusively among the unvaccinated (though a minimal number of breakthrough…


New York’s insulated patronage system is designed to protect Cuomo from all repercussions. It’s worked before and it’ll work in the future.

Photo by Shinya Suzuki
  • UPDATE: On August 10th, Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation, effective August 24th, when Lt. Gov. Kathy Hocul will be sworn in as the 57th Governor of New York. Lmao.
  • I guess the impeachment inquiry was really coming together but still going to keep this up to leave a picture of New York’s insulated political system.

In California, Governor Gavin Newsom is, possibly, on the verge of losing his job to a radio show host because of an absurd…


I am the CDC now. It’s…

THE NEWSLETTER THAT NEVER SLEEPS

- Your weekly five borough briefing -

This is the fourteenth edition of The Newsletter That Never Sleeps, from July 29th, 2021. Any new subscribers can read all previous editions, which include breakdowns of local races, ranked choice voting, public safety and COVID recovery here. Welcome!

Apologies for the late filing, folks. Been sidelined a bit with work. Not much on the docket this week besides some updates regarding NY’s Delta surge, which we’ll cover below. Some fun trivia about our former Presidents as well. Let’s go.

COVID RECOVERY

Newly Reported Cases (7/22–7/29): 976 avg. …


Not to spoil anything, but if you aren’t vaccinated, you should get on that. It’s…

THE NEWSLETTER THAT NEVER SLEEPS

- Your weekly five borough briefing -

This is the lucky thirteenth edition of The Newsletter That Never Sleeps, from July 22nd, 2021. Any new subscribers can read all previous editions, which include breakdowns of local races, ranked choice voting, public safety and COVID recovery here. Welcome!

Hey folks, I’m back from a short hiatus to put up a show in Stapleton- it feels great to do theatre again without the threat of COVID looming over us.

Let me just take a big sip of…


Smoke bellows from a subway manhole. A new Mayor has been chosen. It’s…

THE NEWSLETTER THAT NEVER SLEEPS

- Your weekly five borough briefing -

This is the twelfth edition of The Newsletter That Never Sleeps, from July 8th, 2021. Any new subscribers can read all previous editions, which include breakdowns of local races, ranked choice voting, public safety and COVID recovery here. Welcome!

Hello! Quick programming note: I’ll be off next week to tech a show (they brought theatre back!) and will be a bit too booked to put out the newsletter next week. I’ll buy you dinner the week after and we can…


Repeat after me: The 2021 Primaries Did Not Take Place. It’s…

THE NEWSLETTER THAT NEVER SLEEPS

- Your weekly five borough briefing -

This is the eleventh edition of The Newsletter That Never Sleeps, from July 1st, 2021. Any new subscribers can read all previous editions, which include breakdowns of local races, ranked choice voting, public safety and COVID recovery here. Welcome!

THE NEVERENDING PRIMARY- HOW THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS BOTCHED THE ELECTION IN RECORD TIME

The New York Times had some harsh words for the New York City Board of Elections, after the BOE bungled yet another major election:

“The board stands as a rotten board. It is at best a semi-functioning anachronism. Membership on it is considered…


The people have spoken.. and they must be punished. It’s…

THE NEWSLETTER THAT NEVER SLEEPS

- Your weekly five borough briefing -

This is the tenth edition of The Newsletter That Never Sleeps, from June 24th, 2021. Any new subscribers can read all previous editions, which include breakdowns of local races, ranked choice voting, public safety and COVID recovery here. Welcome!

The polls have closed, the precincts have been reported, and, unless you’re reading this next Tuesday, we don’t who won anything. But fear not- we’ll have answers soon enough. In this abbreviated post-mortem edition of The Newsletter That Never Sleeps, we’ll take a look…


Once more unto the breach? It’s…

THE NEWSLETTER THAT NEVER SLEEPS

- Your weekly five borough briefing -

This is the ninth edition of The Newsletter That Never Sleeps, from June 17, 2021. Any new subscribers can read all previous editions, which include breakdowns of local races, ranked choice voting, public safety and COVID recovery here. Welcome!

It cannot be denied- after a five day sabbatical in sunny Florida, I am, indeed, back in the New York groove. This edition is going to be a little different, as it’s the last time we’ll be meeting before Election Day. Time flies so quickly! …


Hot enough for ya? It’s…

THE NEWSLETTER THAT NEVER SLEEPS

- Your weekly five borough briefing -

This is the eighth edition of The Newsletter That Never Sleeps, from June 10, 2021. Any new subscribers can read all previous editions, which include breakdowns of local races, ranked choice voting, public safety and COVID recovery here. Welcome!

Hey folks, I’m on vacation this week (I’m currently typing this on a surfboard riding the biggest wave you’ve ever seen and hi-fiving sharks wearing sunglasses. They have a real Pikachu here! Wish you were here XOXO!) so apologies if this edition is a bit brief. …

Kieran I.

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