Sunday, January 6, 2013

Barry kicks off BP campaign

From the Daily News:

Barry Grodenchik is entering the crowded field of Democratic candidates for Queens Borough President with an official party/fundraiser on January 8th at Young Israel of Jamaica Estates from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Grodenchik, a former Assemblyman and long-time staffer at Queens Borough Hall, said his experience sets him apart from the pack which includes City Councilman Leroy Comrie, City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr., former City Councilwoman Melinda Katz, State Sen. Tony Avella and State. Sen. Jose Peralta.

“I have the most county-wide experience of any of the candidates,” said Grodenchik, 52. “Combined - I have worked in the Borough President’s office for 14 years.

Grodenchik, who grew up in the Pomonok Houses in Flushing, started as an aide to former Assemblywoman Nettie Mayersohn.

He also worked at the Parkside Group, the lobbying and political consulting firm.

We can see by the company he keeps that he'd be a traditional choice for borough president...

Photo from the Queens Courier


Anonymous said...

Grodenchik must explain his role, if any, in the illegal and unregistered lobbying performed by Claire Shulman and her local development corporation to gain approval of the Willets Point development. At the time, Grodenchik was a Parkside lobbyist assigned to Shulman's local development corporation, which was a Parkside client. Despite Shulman admitting that the intent from the beginning was to lobby, Shulman refrained from registering the lobbying for 18 months, until the City Clerk commenced an investigation which eventually resulted in a then-record $59,090.00 penalty against Shulman's group. Moreover, on July 3, 2012, the NYS Attorney General announced his finding, that the lobbying violated the state Not-For-Profit Corporation Law. Is it a coincidence that Grodenchik vanished from Parkside right when the NY Times for questioned the propriety of that lobbying? Grodenchik and Shulman both were subpoenaed by the NYS Attorney General during the investigation of what has now been determined to be illegal activity. Now Grodenchik would like to be Queens Borough President.

Anonymous said...

A do nothing puppet.
Never returns clls or emails.

Anonymous said...

The king of hacks and his support group of hacks!

This is what you get in Queens, because the voters are brain dead

Maybe it's time to bring back literacy tests!

Anonymous said...

Barry's head looks like the top of a salami, with a wreath of hair ringing it.

Give him a round red bulb nose and you have a re-run of vintage TV's "Kukla, Fran & Ollie".

Anonymous said...

Who?? No-way

Anonymous said...

Barry is 100% pure Kosher baloney--home schooled in Queens' shady politics.

The Yiddish term for a fat sloth like him is "szhlubb"!

Anonymous said...


Look at that photo.
They ain't no beauty contest winners!

"Here she is...Miss America".

Ugly is, as ugly does!

Anonymous said...

Was on the board of Bowne House. 'Nuff said.

Anonymous said...

Barry for burro president!

Anonymous said...

I think that Barry's got larger breasts than Toby's

They really know how to fill out a suit, real well!
An awful lot of good eating went into their figures.

Anonymous said...

That a kick off photo or a prison line up?

georgetheatheist said...

Crapper, you mean to tell us that his running for Borough President leaves him open to scrutiny on this blog site?

Anonymous said...

That's Tom Galante, "CEO" of the Queens Library, trying to squeeze his svelte body in between Barry and Claire. Over the past few years, he's increased his title from Director to CEO - maybe next year he'll become the Dear Leader?

Anonymous said...

George Costanza for BP!

Hair's lookin' at you said...

The latest rage in men's hairstyles.

Anonymous said...

George Costanza is better looking and doesn't smell as bad.

Did you ever stand close to Grodenchik?

That boychik could use a good disinfecting!

Is that the stench of corruption OR, the "I forgot to wipe my ass real good this morning " smell?

Anonymous said...

Speaking of "Kukla Fran & Ollie"...
regards from all of the "Kuklapolitan" players.

That crew is a county cartoon strip if I ever saw one!

Moe Howard said...

The latest rage in men's hairstyles.

He's got the hair ... and he's been a stooge for years ... he's the ideal candidate!

Anonymous said...

"I have the most county-wide experience of any of the candidates,” said Grodenchik, 52. “Combined - I have worked in the Borough President’s office for 14 years.

Reason enough NOT to vote for this guy.

Anonymous said...

Who ?

Anonymous said...

Vote for Tony Avella!

Adam "the dwarf" is currently using his blog to rail against Tony (at Pete Vallone Junior's behest).
That alone should tip you off that Tony is the only really honest candidate in the game.

What a pack of desperately pathetic fabrications, Adam has been instructed to concoct by La Famiglia di Vallone, because they know that Avella is their major threat.

Vote for Avella! Ensure Queens a brighter future and trim down Adam's ego a trifle.

Adam thinks that he's quite the political pundit.
Adam is more of a political punk!


Barry Grodenchik is a mere party hack, while Don "junior" Vallone is an ambitious political mafioso!