Gentile Installs Satellite Office At Bay Ridge Greenmarket

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The Brooklyn Daily Eagle is reporting that Councilman Vincent Gentile has set up a satellite office at the Bay Ridge Greenmarket.

Gentile began his pop-up office at the weekly farm and fish market, located in the parking lot of Walgreens Drug Store (8705 Third Avenue), last Saturday.

The office will be available every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The greenmarket is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. until it ends on November 19.

From the Eagle:

The open-air market draws large crowds of shoppers, according to Gentile, who likened it to a town square. “That’s where all the action is,” said Gentile, who added that it made sense for him to move his office to that location on Saturdays. “Now along with your fresh-caught fish, baked goods, seasonal fruits and vegetables, you’ll have a direct line to City Hall at your convenience,” he said.

According to the Eagle, Gentile, along with officials from the city’s greenmarket program, helped open the market in 2008 when a Key Food supermarket at the same location closed its doors.

Councilman Vincent Gentile represents City Council District 43, which includes Bay Ridge, as well as parts of Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and Bensonhurst