Left hook! Green Party candidate challenges Democrat Gentile
By Will Bredderman
Patrick Dwyer has spent his life battling for environmental causes — as an electrical engineering technician at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island, as an organizer for the New York Public Interest Research Group and the state Green Party, and most recently as a designer and installer of solar panels in Brooklyn. Now he’s bringing that fight home by challenging incumbent Councilman Vincent Gentile for the seat representing his neighborhood of Bay Ridge, as well as Dyker Heights, Bath Beach, and Bensonhurst. We talked to Dwyer about why he thinks the 43rd Council District is ripe for the greening.
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