Vincent Gentile

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    January 22, 2014

    Barrons: Discretionary Funding Is A Tale of Two City Councils

    This week's feature story profiles Charles Barron, the polarizing politician from East New York. He was the 42nd District city councilman for 12 years, before getting termed-out at the end of 2013. His wife, Inez Barron, vacated her state Assembly seat after winning the election for Charles's seat, ... More >>

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    November 6, 2013

    Hello Brooklyn: Eric Adams is Your New Borough President

    Brooklyn has spoken: former police officer and state senator Eric Adams will succeed Marty Markowitz as borough president. Adams has said the latter turned Brooklyn "from the ugly duckling to a beautiful swan." Election day brought fresh blood to Brooklyn: Ken Thompson beat incumbent Charles Hynes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Officials to South Brooklynites: No Ferry (in Lieu of R Train) For You

    A few weeks ago, we learned that the R train required drawn-out help. Its purveyor into Manhattan--the Montague Tunnel--was still wrecked by Hurricane Sandy; the construction witnessed the worst flooding of any other tunnel in New York. As a result, the MTA announced it would close the tunnel for 14 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Brooklyn Pols Ask Andrew Cuomo For SUNY Downstate Loan

    As SUNY Downstate Medical Center reels from recent management changes and layoffs, area pols are demanding that Gov. Andrew Cuomo help the hospital. Today, a group of Brooklyn electeds sent a letter to Cuomo asking for immediate assistance so that critical services and medical training could conti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    New Legislation Goes After Employers Who Discriminate Against Unemployed Applicants

    Some employers are sending a clear message through their job postings to those who most need work: If you're unemployed, stay away. But it may be a bit more difficult for employers in New York City to reject the unemployed, if legislation introduced today at City Hall passes. This legislation woul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    NYPD's Stolen-iPhone Sting Operation Questioned

    Two weeks ago the NYPD announced that it had arrested 141 people in a city-wide sting operation directed against criminals selling stolen iPhones and iPads. Called "Operation Takeback," the sweep put undercover cops, pretending to sell cut-rate Apple gadgets, in stores and on street corners where t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Headline of the Day

    Thanks, Brooklyn Paper! Implied Bay Ridge homoeroticism aside, councilman Vincent Gentile's 60-40 win over Republican Bob Capano was closer than most council races. Capano had run against Gentile before, so he was no stranger to voters, and portrayed himself to them as someone who had taught schoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Election 2009: Down-Ticket, What Has Become of Our Beautiful Losers?

    In city races the favorites are getting treated as such, with very few deviations. Some of the city council races are downright ridiculous. Bronx incumbent Joel Rivera has defeated his Conservative Party challenger Steven Stern 97 to 3 percent. What an election night party Stern must be having. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Santa Gets a Parking Ticket in Bay Ridge

    Zeitgeist-wise, you can't get much more miserable than this. The Daily News has a story today about a man dressed as Santa whose sleigh -- or rather, the Chevy Suburban (presumably driven by an elf) which toted his toys for kids while Santa rode in a horse-drawn carriage as part of a "Shop Brooklyn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    Liveblogging the Term Limits Vote Part II (Referendumania! Amendment Defeated)

    2:30: They're getting through the preliminary business fast. Well, at least we get to see what a vote on a land use motion looks like. Everyone votes aye except one joker who says, "No -- I'm just kidding, I'm practicing for later." Joel Rivera follows, saying, "I'm practicing for later -- yes!" 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    Liveblogging the Term Limits Vote Part III -- (UPDATE: Bill Passes)

    Barron continues: "Years ago 76 percent of this council was white," and after term limits it was 50 percent, which shows that term limits works. Another guy (sorry) says his constituents want potholes fixed, term limits is "the last thing on their minds." Vincent Gentile regrets that there hadn't be ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 27, 2008
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    October 21, 2005

    Brooklyn's New Top Dem: Freddy Who?

    New Brooklyn Democratic party chief Vito Lopez (the tall guy without the hat) looms behind Mayor Mike at a mayoral housing press conference this month. ( The new leader of the city's largest Democratic organization had a tough time saying the name of his own party's standard bearer last ni ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    February 3, 2004
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    May 6, 2003

    Way to Go, Joe

    Bruno Dumps Pataki, Sticks With Union Allies

  • NYC Life

    April 1, 2003
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    January 28, 2003
  • News

    September 3, 2002

    Senate for Sale

    GOP Uses Public Pots of Gold to Entice Converts

  • NYC Life

    June 4, 2002
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    October 31, 2000


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