Vincent Gentile

Nov 062013
Election 2013: Vincent Gentile Wins Third Full Term To Council

POLITICS: In last night’s election, Democrat City Councilmember Vincent Gentile won reelection against his Republican challenger, John Quaglione, 63% to 36%, out of 20,142 votes cast. This will be Gentile’s third term as a City Councilmember.

Oct 232013
Councilmember Gentile Double-Dog Dares Banksy, Opens Anti-Graffiti Hotline

NEWS: Yesterday (October 22, 2013), Councilmember Vincent Gentile announced the creation of a new anti-graffiti hotline to help residents and businesses in Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, and Bath Beach deal with unwanted blight in a spray can. But if Banksy visits the area, can his art be reported to the hotline?

Oct 222013
Reminder: Great Bay Ridge Debate Is Tonight

POLITICS – The final scheduled debate between 43rd City Council District candidates will take place tonight (October 22, 2013), as the Bay Ridge Community Council hosts The Great Bay Ridge Debate at the Holy Angels Catholic Academy (337 74th Street).

Oct 142013
Eco-Dock Opening Set For Thursday

PARKS: The Bay Ridge Community Eco Dock is set to open this Thursday (October 17, 2013) at a ceremony at 11am, according to a notice from the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (MWA). As a Parks Department program, the central mission of the dock at the end of the 69th Street pier is to provide recreational access to the water for residents.

Oct 082013
Video: Vincent Gentile, John Quaglione Square Off At Dyker Heights Debate

POLITICS: On October 7, City Councilmember Vincent Gentile and his Republican opponent, John Quaglione, faced each other in a fiery debate hosted by the Dyker Heights Civic Association, where they hit each other on their ability to bring funding back to the district and fielded several questions about crime and public safety.

Sep 192013
Debate Season To Begin For Council Candidates Gentile, Quaglione

POLITICS: The 43rd City Council district has been relatively quiet during the primary election season. That will change in October, when candidates Vincent Gentile and John Quaglione will face off against each other in three debates and a candidates’ forum.

Sep 092013
[UPDATED] What's A Few More Days: Eco-Dock Installation Delayed Again

PARKS AND REC: The long-awaited and long-delayed “eco-dock” planned for the end of the 69th Street pier has been delayed a few more days after the barge transporting it from its manufacturing facility didn’t arrive in New York as planned. Various media reports said that the eco-dock – manufactured off-site in Virginia – would arrive at the pier on Tuesday, September 3, following press releases from the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance and the office of Councilmember Vincent Gentile. The barge coming from Gloucester, Virginia did not arrive as planned, however, and as of Sunday, September 8, the eco-dock is still MIA.

Jul 112013
R-Train Passengers Unite! Riders Alliance throws informational happy hour as it seeks new allies

TRAFFIC & TRANSIT: While thoughts of a daily commute via the R-train may regularly inspire alcohol consumption by those living along the Fourth Avenue Local, news of a year-long closure of the Montague Street tunnel recently spawned an “informational happy hour” sponsored by the Riders Alliance at Greenhouse Cafe [7717 3rd Ave] June 27.