The "You Can't Bring Your Cat in Here" Edition

Election results, vaccine mandate fallout, the best fall sandwiches, a new food hall in Midtown, new public art, we're not the most rat-infested city anymore, and more

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Unofficial Election Results:

  • Mayor: Eric Adams

  • Public Advocate: Jumaane Williams

  • City Comptroller: Brad Lander

  • Borough President Manhattan: Mark Levine

  • Borough President Bronx: Vanessa Gibson

  • Borough President Brooklyn: Antonio Reynoso

  • Borough President Queens: Donovan Richards Jr.

  • Borough President Staten Island: Vito Fossella

  • Manhattan District Attorney: Alvin Bragg Jr.

  • Brooklyn District Attorney: Eric Gonzalez

  • 51 City Council Races: Unofficial Results

The state appears to have only voted “yes” on two of the five ballot proposals. The early results from city voting show that NYC voted yes for all five proposals. The rest of the state doesn’t appear to think the same way. (Rachel Holliday Smith for The City)

  • Amending the Apportionment and Redistricting Process: No

  • Right to Clean Air, Clean Water, and a Healthful Environment: Yes

  • Eliminating Ten-Day-Advance Voter Registration Requirement: No

  • Authorizing No-Excuse Absentee Ballot Voting: No

  • Increasing the Jurisdiction of the New York City Civil Court: Yes

With this election being behind us, it’s already time to start talking about the next one. Here’s a look ahead:

• ClickHole: 5 Things ‘MythBusters’ Gets Wrong About What It’s Like To Be Single And In Your 30s In New York City. (Jesse McGarry for ClickHole)

• 9,000 unvaccinated city employees were placed on unpaid leave on Monday, which is only 2.4% of the city's 370,000 workers. (Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Otterman for NY Times)

• In a story that could only happen on Staten Island, residents are blaming the mayor and not the sanitation workers who are protesting the vaccine mandate for accumulating garbage. The funny thing about this is that the trash was piling up before the mandate. (Jake Offenhartz for Gothamist)

The 2021 Diwali food guide. (The Infatuation)

• Curbed wanted to find out if Eric Adams actually lives in his Bed-Stuy apartment. Before their sting operation went south, they did see Eric Adams enter his apartment after illegally parking overnight and causing general chaos on his block. (Kevin T. Dugan for Curbed)

• Curtis Sliwa's cats are more popular than he is, which became evident seeing the coverage of him trying to vote with his cat Gizmo in his hands and wearing a campaign jacket. First, you can't bring animals into polling sites. Second, he also tried to wear a campaign jacket into the site, which is also forbidden. Now that the election is over he can go back to tending to his cats and leave the rest of the city alone. (Dean Moses for amNewYork Metro)

• The NYPD is stepping up enforcement of fake paper license plates, with tickets up 45% compared to 2019. (Suhail Bhat for The City)

• "Midtown Food Hall" are three words that seem to guarantee many of the readers of The Briefly will click on a link. The team behind The Bourdain Market, a project canceled in 2017, is reviving the idea of the Singaporean food hall as a 10,000 square-foot Singaporean food hall on 6 1/2 Ave in Midtown. (Bao Ong for Eater)

• 10 new public art installations in NYC for November 2021. (Irene Madrigal for Untapped New York)

• Not on the list are the Broadway snow globes on display in Times Square, representing the show Ain't Too Proud—The Life and Times of the TemptationsDear Evan HansenThe Lion King, and Wicked. (Anna Rahmanan for Time Out)

• New York City is not the most rat-infested city in the country. We're not even number two! Thanks to Chicago and Los Angeles for being way grosser when it comes to rats, putting NYC squarely at number three on the list. (Matt Troutman for Patch)

• Bottom of the Ocean is an immersive and interactive theater experience with an audience size of five with a small amount of vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free food and drink provided. Yes, this is happening in Bushwick. How did you know? (Adam Feldman for Time Out)

• Eater Critic Robert Sietsema's 11 favorite fall sandwiches, ranked. La Chilanga at Tortas Morelos sits at #1. (Robert Sietsema for Eater)

Featured Pets: Pépin and Milou

Pépin (tuxedo) was a foster failure from Brooklyn Animal Action and Milou (tabby) was adopted from Angels for Mistreated Animals. Thank you so much to Kiley for sending this 100% adorable photo. Send in your pet photos to

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