District 43 - Council Member - Democrat
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Vincent J. Gentile

Vincent J. Gentile

District 43 - Council Member - Democrat
Chair - Committee on Oversight and Investigations
Entered City Council: March 2003
Represents: Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights
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Message from  the Councilman

We - as a city, as homeowners, as taxpayers, as parents, as residents - are in the midst of some difficult times. But given the improvements we’ve made over the past few years and our success in maintaining the quality of life of residents in Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst and Bath Beach, I’m confident that together we’ll continue to protect, preserve and improve our neighborhood.

Over the past couple years, I have fought successfully to get rebate checks to homeowners when Mayor Bloomberg refused to send them out; through the establishment of a Bay Ridge Greenmarket, I made sure that fresh, healthful food would be available to residents after a local supermarket closed. I’m fighting successfully to make sure that residents are safeguarded against being made targets of ticketing agents who want to close the city’s budget gap on the backs of taxpayers instead of making them partners in keeping our streets safe. I successfully identified locations for the construction of three new public schools in our neighborhoods, and I stopped neighborhood senior centers from closing when the Mayor wanted to consolidate them.

In the coming years, we’ll certainly have more battles to fight, and many more successes to celebrate. I want to thank you all for joining with me at rallies and in my office to let me know what in our community needs to be fixed, and to show your support when I stand up for what’s right. Check back here for updates on legislation and events, and never hesitate to contact my offices with your concerns and questions.

See you around the neighborhood!

Vincent J. Gentile

Congratulations to the Fort Hamilton Tigers!

The Fort Hamilton Tigers won the 2010 PSAL Championship on Dec. 7! Congratulations to an all-star team and first-year coach, Daniel Perez.