Our greatest fear in starting this blog is our inability to compete with Isac Weinberger. Isac is to aficionados of New York City politics what the Internet is to other, more advanced people. A Satmar Hasid with a thick Yiddish accent and an indefinable city job — “a desk and a phone,” he says in Nick Paumgarten’s wonderful profile — he’s talking constantly to reporters, source of a million stories.
A month or two ago, we tried to explain to Isac that we were starting this blog, and that he’d like it. He had no time for this.
“I don’t know computers,” he told us. “Listen: You gonna have something, you gonna fax it to me”