Vincent Gentile

New York City Councilman Vincent Gentile. (Credit: City Council)

Councilman Vincent Gentile To Run On Democrats’ Side For Rep. Grimm’s Old Seat

Brooklyn City Councilman Vincent Gentile (D-43rd) will be the Democratic candidate in the race for the vacant congressional seat that had been occupied by Michael Grimm.

02/27/2015

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Getty Images)

Cuomo Expects To Meet Friday Deadline For Setting Election Date To Replace Grimm

The special election would decide the replacement for Michael Grimm, the Staten Island congessman who resigned last month after pleading guilty to tax evasion.

02/18/2015

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Getty Images)

Judge To Cuomo: Set Special Election Date To Replace Grimm By Friday

U.S. District Judge Jack B. Weinstein said he planned to set a date for a special election “as promptly as the law will allow” unless Cuomo sets his own date or justifies further delay through his lawyers in court Friday.

02/17/2015

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Replica Of Long-Lost Verrazzano Sculpture Unveiled In Brooklyn

The unveiling was held at John J. Carty Park in Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn.

12/03/2014

Cars drive in the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane (R), also called the diamond or commuter lane. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

City Councilman Calls On Congress To Let Disabled Vets Use HOV Lanes

City Councilman Vincent Gentile said he believes allowing disabled veterans access to HOV lanes is a nice way for New York City to show its appreciation to those who have sacrificed for the country.

11/10/2014

A restaurant grade is seen at an establishment in Chelsea - New York, NY - Jan 19, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

City Council Moves To Eliminate ‘Gotcha System’ Of Restaurant Inspections

Fines will go down overall, but the city will maintain the letter grading system implemented by former mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2010.

03/21/2014

Massage parlors shut down in sting operation in Brooklyn (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

19 Arrests In Prostitution Crackdown At Brooklyn Massage Parlors

Nineteen people have been arrested and a dozen Brooklyn massage parlors have been closed in a prostitution crackdown, authorities said.

07/11/2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the podium at a City Hall press conference on federal funds for Superstorm Sandy on February 6, 2013. (credit  Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Councilman: Bloomberg’s Veto Of Jobless Discrimination Bill Will Not Stand

A New York City Councilman said he expects the Council to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of a bill that would have prevented employers from shunning out-of-work job-seekers.

02/23/2013