Gina Argento is married to John Ciafone, failed candidate for City Council and a bonafide slumlord as per former Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio. He is also listed as CEO of Broadway Stages on Dizzy Lizzy's campaign filings.
He has found himself entering court as a defendant quite a bit over the past 5 years. Note that one of the attorneys to bring Ciafone to court was Frank Bolz, III, Chair of the Queens Democratic Party and law partner of Congress Member Joseph Crowley's father and brother. I suppose this is may be why he never has gotten the endorsement of the Queens Machine.
I wonder how many legislative proclamations they have hanging on the walls at 203 Meserole Avenue (Broadway Stages), which just so happens to be connected to 110 Frost Street, one of Ciafone's more violation-prone buildings?
I'm sure, being such upstanding citizens, that the Ciafones paid taxes on the rental income from that extra unit. (Note the non-kosher advertising banner on the facade of the residential property.)
It's interesting that this bunch has plenty of money to throw at politicians and to sink into a hotel, a jail and a club pretending to be an arts center, but not enough to fix up their properties.