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Well, if you’ve managed to stay away from the television, radio, newsstands, social media or any website geared towards New York residents, here’s the list of citywide and borough winners from last night’s election, as well as those in Southern Brooklyn races: Bill de Blasio (Mayor) Letitia James (Public Advocate) Scott Stringer (Comptroller) Eric Adams…

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It was a hard fought victory, but Councilman Vincent Gentile won reelection to a third term last night, defeating Republican opponent John Quaglione by 5,476 votes, a 27.1 point margin. Now to be the most senior member of the City Council, the incumbent Democrat earned a seal of approval for his record in the community,…

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Tomorrow is Election Day, and while many of the City Council elections were determined during September’s primary, Bensonhurst remains the scene of one of the most heated general elections in New York City. Democratic incumbent Vincent Gentile has faced a fierce challenge from Republican John Quaglione in his reelection bid for the 43rd District of…

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We told you last week about Councilman David Greenfield’s defense of Hasidic store owners, who are being targeted by the Human Rights Commission for demanding customers dress modestly. The business owners hung signs from their windows demanding customers adhere to a dress code, which spurred the commission to file suit against the Williamsburg-based businesses. Greenfield…

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Step one: get elected. John Quaglione, the Republican candidate hoping to unseat City Councilman Vincent Gentile, has published a “to-do list” if elected, setting forth his priorities in the Council. A vast majority of items on the list revolve around community quality of life concerns, as well as public safety. “Since my campaign for City…

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Councilman Vincent Gentile is leading a charge against illegal graffiti throughout the 43rd District, teaming up with a local beautification group to get the job done. The local pol announced the graffiti cleaning program yesterday, which includes a 24-7 hotline for residents to call and have graffiti removed. “Graffiti is a blight on our communities…

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Councilmen Vincent Gentile and David Greenfield issued press releases slamming the proposed increase in the water rate that we wrote about earlier today. In particular, Gentile went after the year-after-year increases that has left homeowners paying nearly double what they paid in 2005, and the fact that the city is using the money to pay…

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Our friend Brian Hedden of Bay Ridge Odyssey was kind enough to record and pass along this video of the debate between Councilman Vincent Gentile and Republican opponent John Quaglione. The debate, held Monday night, was hosted by the Dyker Heights Civic Association. The two touched on many topics, from who they supported for Brooklyn…

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Mark Treyger, a community activist and aide to Assemblyman Bill Colton, scored a decisive victory against his opponents in the Democratic primary to replace term-limited Domenic Recchia as the City Council representative for the 47th District. Treyger locked up 45.55 percent of the vote thanks to 3,058 people who cast their vote for the progressive…

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