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Tea Party Council Candidate Andy Sullivan Avoids Primary with John Quaglione

Trading races: Ridge Republican moves campaign to Coney

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A Tea Party Republican is making the move from Bay Ridge to Coney Island in hopes of finding a smoother ride into the City Council.

Andy Sullivan, who planned on taking on incumbent Councilman Vincent Gentile next November, says he now he has his sight set on the People’s Playground council seat being vacated by term-limited Councilman Domenic Recchia. The construction worker — known for his fight against the Sheepshead Bay mosque and proposed Muslim community center at Ground Zero in Manhattan, as well as for his appearances on Fox News’s “Hannity” — said the increasingly competitive and bitter campaign between Democratic contenders inspired him to make the switch.

“This is going to be a bloodletting of a Democratic primary, and I think there’s an opportunity for a Republican to get in there and possibly win,” said Sullivan.

There are four Democrats currently running for the seat, including John Lisyanskiy, a staffer for Council Speaker Christine Quinn; Mark Treyger, an aide to Assemblyman Bill Colton (D–Bensonhurs­t); Boardwalk activist Todd Dobrin; and Pastor Connis Mobley of the United Community Baptist Church on Mermaid Avenue.

Sullivan said he believes he can rally a coalition of older “Reagan Democrats” who tend to vote Republican, as well as conservative-leaning Asians and Latinos behind him in the working-class district, which spans the Coney, Seagate, Gravesend, and parts of Bath Beach and Bensonhurst.

“It’s a blue-collar district, and I’m a blue-collar guy,” Sullivan said.

The move also allows Sullivan to run on the Republican ticket without facing an opponent in a primary — something that would have happened had he stayed in the race in Bay Ridge, where he would have squared off against John Quaglione, an aide to Republican state Sen. Marty Golden.

Sullivan said he would now support his former rival’s bid to grab Gentile’s seat, although he did not have discussion with Quaglione or Golden before deciding to change his political plan..

Still, the change follows the advice given by Reagan’s adopted son, Michael Reagan, when he visited with county Republicans earlier this month, urging them to band together, refrain from petty infighting, and avoid the fate of the reds whom his father famously tabbed the “Evil Empire.”

“We need to stop eating our young, stop all this infighting and, if we can’t do that, we’ll be the ones left in the ash heap of history, not the communists,” Reagan said.

Sullivan, who doesn’t live in the Coney Island district, says he would move within the district before Election Day.

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at wbredderman@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow him at twitter.com/WillBredderman.

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Annie from Bay Ridge says:
So much for loving your home community and wanting to improve Bay Ridge looks like he just wants to run for anything.
May 21, 2013, 8:31 am
Grace from Bay Ridge says:
Typical Republican....he knows Bay Ridge loves Vinny G. because Gentile loves Bay Ridge!
May 21, 2013, 8:40 am
Annie from Bay Ridge says:
He's been fundraising here saying how much Bay Ridge means to him and now he is running in Coney. Doesn't even live there yet. Typical politician. Only in it for himself. You r right Grace!!! He probably realized didn't stand a chance against Quaglione or Gentile. So he will enter race without an opponent. What a joke! This is why people r disgusted with politics.
May 21, 2013, 9:09 am
Frank from Bay Ridge says:
Can locals who gave get their $ back? People donated to help him fix our neighborhoods. Give back our $ and lots a luck raising coney GOP $. What a traitor. Thought u wanted to help us mom and pop stores.
May 21, 2013, 10:42 am
Cornelius McGraw from Dyker Heights says:
Andy, you've just proven how pathetic you are. Run away when the fight gets tough. The lies, the addictions, the law breaking will catch up to you no matter where you go.
May 21, 2013, 10:54 am
Tea Party Gal from NYC says:
After last article posts he might think that neighborhood will b more accepting of his "issues." As tea party gal wasn't happy to see he never addressed unemployment, food stamps, and other issues. If u can't win u drop out and run unopposed? Claims to b a fighter. Looks like just another parasitic opportunist to me.
May 21, 2013, 11:29 am
Cahan from Sheepshead says:
Sounds to me like he is staying in for the matching funds. He is after the matching funds from our tax dollars. City will give him something like $5 for every buck he raises. He knows he has NO chance it is just a clever game to con the tax payers out of $. Some "Taxed Enough Already" guy!
May 21, 2013, 2:31 pm
Cornelius McGraw says:
You guys definitely got this guy's ticket. The drug addiction, the illegal unemployment collection, his mother on food stamps, (that he lives with), the using of people, the lies about his connections to 9/11. All catching up with this creep. How pathetic. Glass houses. Everyone should ask for their money back. He hasn't quite made it to matching funds but he's close. Spread the word and protect good taxpayers from this swindler.
May 22, 2013, 7:34 am
David R. from Dyker Beach says:
I've heard stories that he lies about being @ WTC on 9/11, lies about being a first responder, and even lies about losing his girlfriend in one of the towers. Meanwhile he has two kids by his ex wife, and there ages put 9/11 right in between them? So which is it? You're lying to us now or you lied to your wife then? Hmmmm....
May 22, 2013, 12:08 pm
Old timer from Bay ridge says:
I attended one of his speeches and he did claim to be a 9/11 first responder. Saved a guys life ad I recall.
I thought I seen it all. But the day Craig Eaton. Mike Long and Jerry Kassar allow a self admitted drud addict, self admitted adulterer, self admitted womanizer run as a Republican or Conservative. I will stop voting. Don't the chairman vet these dirt bags at all. He admitted to being a drug addict!!! Ain't that enough? He lied about working to build Fredom Tower. Come on GOP and Conservative party wake up. Don't let this loser embarrass the real GOP and CPNYS any more. I served my country so this guy could use drugs and collect unemployment??? No sir!
May 22, 2013, 1:01 pm
Old timer from Bay ridge says:
Just want to add as a Veteran is glad he is moving out. Any decent man worth his word would refund all the bucks he took to run in Bay Ridge. Isn't that what Obama does takes our money and gives to people who don't work? This "man" is doing an Obama to Bay Ridge. Don't let the door hit u...
May 22, 2013, 1:06 pm
Tea Party Gal from NYC says:
Hey McGraw did you notice Sullivan isn't defending himself this time?
Guess he knows there is no defense for btraying those who donated money to you. Thanks to you he admitted he was a drug addict and lied about Freedom Tower.
Note: He ignored other important issues. Lie about one thing lie about all.
"Open book" What a joke he is. I wonder did he tell the people at his Bay Ridge fundraisers he was really taking their money to Coney Island?
Thanks McGraw for getting some of the truth out of this liar. Such a disappointment, "Taxed Enough Already!" but staying in for tax payers matching funds!
May 22, 2013, 2:10 pm
Annie from Bay Ridge says:
I only checked back today to see if Andy would offer some explanation other than it is how he still gets to take people's money and see his name on the ballot. Which all only benefits ANDY ! But I see Andy is silent today. Strange for a man who has publicly criticized so many. Is it possible he actually found a conscience and feels shame??? Doubt it he is probably working on a spin just like they all do Weiner, Clinton and now Sullivan.
May 22, 2013, 2:17 pm
Frank from Bay Ridge says:
Good News folks! We can get our money back. Had my son look it up. To get the matching funds $ Sullivan has to con 75 residents of his new district out of their $. Our $ money does not count for his new hometown. So no reason he shouldn't just refund it. If I see Sullivan I'm demanding my money back. You all should too. This creep Bay Ridge does not need.
May 22, 2013, 3:06 pm
Frank from Bay Ridge says:
Get this: My son just went on Sullivan's website. Went to contact to email the guy. The damn email does not work!
May 22, 2013, 3:58 pm
Frank from Mill Basin says:
What about Mark Treyger doesn't he live in Mill Basin? I guess Mill Basin loves Alan Maisel....
May 22, 2013, 9:30 pm
Frank from Bay Ridge says:
Good point Frank but did he originally announce he loved Mill Basin and raise money to run for City Council to represent Mill Basin? Sullivan convinced us he was all about helping us! Claimed this was the best place to live and raise kids. Andy raised his money here in Bay Ridge made all sorts of promises about helping us improve his hometown. Now he flips and takes our money with him to run in Coney. Let him move let him run. Just give us back our Bay Ridge money.
May 22, 2013, 10:02 pm
Karl from Mill Basin says:
You mean like how Mark Treyger is pubically disclosed as living in a posh house in Mill Basin? I mean Treyger says he loves this district, but yet lives in a class by himself probably with his parents. Oh and he raised a lot more then a few bucks for himself in Mill Basin too, maybe he should give that money back, and run against Alan Maisel to improve his home for the likes of Turano, Seddio, Curiale, Benjamin, and Maisel. I guess for once our council district is going to have a competitive election man that must make the Democrats nervous.
May 22, 2013, 10:49 pm
Dominic from Gravesend says:
The facts are Mark Treyger shook down Mill Basin to run for office in Seagate and Coney Island miles away, while shaking down most of his boss's democrat club, John Lisyanskiy works for Quinn who hates our communities values, and overturned our right for term limits, Todd Dobrin, Todd who? and Connis Mobley who may actually be the favorite here.

But the truth here is the only man who has the courage to fight for our communities values, and who won't support overturning term limits, or supporting crooks like Silver and Lopez, is the blue collar hero Andy Sullivan.
May 22, 2013, 10:56 pm
Anna from Sea Gate says:
I'd like to know why hasn't Mark Treyger demanded for Bill Colton his boss to demand Sheldon Silver resign from the state assembly and his duties as speaker immediately after his horrible choice of judgement in assisting Vito Lopez with our money in his shameful actions.

The people of this district demand answers.
May 22, 2013, 11:01 pm
Old Timer from Bay ridge says:
Dominic you think he is a blue collar hero? What exactluy makes him your hero? is it the drug addiction, the unemployment, the lies? Or maybe the as he calls it "womanizing?". You should do some research. He is a self admitted addict. He now admits he lied about working on the Freedom Tower. Now I hear he collected unemployment while out campaigning. Some hero try zero. Sorry for anyone out of work. Don't blame anyone for collecting unemployment but it takes huge ones to run for office while on unemployment. He should be out getting a job so he can afford rent and pay his child support. He can't fix anyone's problems until he fixes himself. In my day if you were out of work as a man your spent all day looking for work to support your family. A GOP candidate collecting unemployment and admitting he's an addict called a hero. Now I've seen it all!!
May 23, 2013, 2:38 am
Cahan from Sheepshead says:
Karl the Demicrats are not nervous. GOP knows they have no chance of taking this seat. That is the only reason no real Republican had jumped in. Do you think if GOP cared about this seat they would let this guy run.

It is all about the matching funds if this loser stays in long enough and scams enough $ from us he gets big tax payer money from the city something like $5 for every buck he Takes in. It is always about the bucks. He admitted he can't make rent and pay his bills. He is looking for big cash from us in these matching funds. Sad but how politics works. That is why so many deadbeats get involved in it. All about taking our hard earned $$$ and lining their own pockets with it.
May 23, 2013, 3:20 am
Henry from Bensonhurst says:
I would still like to know why Mark Treyger hasn't answered the question about calling for his boss Bill Colton to call for Sheldon Silver to resign from his position as speaker from the state assembly due to to his role in the Vito Lopez scandal?

The women of this district demand answers.
May 23, 2013, 7:36 am
Charles from Gravesend says:
Speaking of matching funds and scams. Don't forget John Lisyanskiy who works for Christine Quinn and isn't there an investigation going on still regarding slush funds, talk about big tax payer money scams.

Between Treyger and Lisyanskiy there's going to be quite a number of truth's the people of this district are going to very soon find out about.

Stay tuned.
May 23, 2013, 7:47 am
sal from coney island says:
Evidently those who think Mark Treyger lives in Mill Basin don't know —— ! He lives in Council District 47 in Bensonhurst.
Todd Dobrin has already moved around town about 3 times since he threw his hat into the race to get into the district.
Todd Dobrin is just a RUBBER STAMP of other peoples ideas & policies. All of Todd's ideas comes from Mark Treyger's forward thinking.
Mark Treyger has the Exeperience , the Integrity , the Passion for all of the people of the 47th Council District.
More to come...
May 23, 2013, 8:29 am
Cornelius McGraw from Dyker Heights says:
The walls come crumbling down, don't they, Andy?
May 23, 2013, 9:08 am
Rainbow from Coney Island says:
Treyger may be the last honest man standing. He's a Bensonhurst guy, lived in Mill Basin for a short time after getting married and from what I hear, he has sold that house and moved back to Bensonhurst. My sister lives there and says that he has done a lot of work with local kids and tried to clean up the streets and educate the store owners about keeping it clean. He's not a bad guy.
May 23, 2013, 10:22 am
Lisa from Brooklyn says:
Just why does Sullivan think we need him ?
I
t sounds like he broke his word so much in Bay Ridge that they font want him there. I don't want a drug addict, cheater as my councilman either.
Unfortunately I understand addiction oh too well. Andy says he's clean five years. Sorry for his troubles but anyone who has been through it knows five years is not enough time clean to take all of this on.

5 yrs u r just getting back on track. Sullivan should google himself and see what is out there. He will be asked to answer some very uncomfortable questions.

Is he prepared to prove he is drug free for 5 yrs? Is he ready to publish his taxes? That will finally answer the unemployment question. Is he prepared to show his 100,000 signatures? Is he ready to tell which of his 9/11 accounts is the real truth. I guess I see why Bay Ridge does not want him. Good luck Sullivan in your life. But u have no place in public office. Keep clean. Go to meetings. Your campaign is staying clean right now. U think ur over the addiction but u can't b. U need a job, a home and to support your family.
May 23, 2013, 12:41 pm
Melissa from Dyker Heights says:
He isn't clean 5 years. He's now addicted to the medication that keeps him from being an alcoholic. I heard if from one of his old "girls" from Queens that would buy the stuff on the street for him.
May 23, 2013, 1:27 pm
Charles from Bergen Beach says:
Is Mark Treyger posting comments about himself at the BOE's expense or at Bill Colton's expense?

More then likely both.

Since Mark Treyger is obviously posting comments about himself can he please address the question voters from this district have regarding one of his boss's Bill Colton's silence on the Vito Lopez-Sheldon Silver mess, and one more for the road it is public disclosure that Mr. Treyger and several others have given his candidacy money from the Mill Basin which is once again in the 46th council district.

Thank you very much.
May 23, 2013, 1:37 pm
Jonathan from Bensonhurst says:
The cat's out of the bag Mark Treyger has admitted he lives in Mill Basin.

Now did he move to Bensonhurst before or after they cut out most of Brighton Beach?

Sounds like a Bill Colton tactic, so much for honesty.
May 23, 2013, 1:41 pm
Lisa from Brooklyn says:
Melissa
You are far more direct than me but now that the truth is out: it is my understanding that what you are saying is sadly true.

I was told by one of "his Queens girls" that it is actually a pain killer he is still on and has been on it for years. She told me the name. It is not used for drinking but for drug addicts. Used to get off oxy and stuff for a few weeks.

Way i've been told this poor slob is on it for years. Has lost everything because of it. Home, Job, wife money, friends, family.....

Is he so out of it that he does not realize that it is pretty easy to prove this? Who is advising him? Doesn't anyone care about him at all to stop him from making a public spectacle of himself? Or does everyone figure he deserves what he gets?

Sounds like the only running he should do is to a good rehab place. Can't feel anything but pity for him.
May 23, 2013, 2:46 pm
Annie says:
I just checked back again for a reply from Sullivan. But I see he is silent. I was angry he lied and took my $. But like all addicts everything is only about the drugs.

The only reply he can give to all this is just shut down campaign and get to detox center.
Guess he has bigger problems than Bay Ridge wanting him out and our $ back.
Sympathy for anyone with addiction. But why run for office? Does anyone know who is his campaign manager?
May 23, 2013, 3:12 pm
Jeanette from Gravesend says:
Jonathan your correct about Mill Basin Mark Treyger, but where's what you also nailed on the head. Mention facts about anything to do with Democrats, they don't respond, they ignore them, and try to stay on point about attacking people below the belt.

Like although he is a Democrat Todd Dobrin for actually living in the district, Republican Andy Sullivan for just announcing he's running in this district to give voters a choice in November, and I am pretty sure Connis Mobley will be hit next for also serving the district among other things.

Sounds like Bill Colton is trying to elect himself as Assemblyman and Councilman and deny voters choice something the Treyger-Colton-Silver team have done before and are apparently doing again.

I guess access to state taxpayer funds to employ members of his Democratic club isn't enough these days.

Here's my question as a resident of the 47th council district when will Bill Colton, and Mark Treyger demand for Sheldon Silver to resign his post as speaker of the state assembly, and for Vito Lopez to resign his post as district leader.

Can't wait for the next Mark Treyger comment attacking Andy Sullivan.
May 23, 2013, 3:37 pm
Bay Ridger from Bay Ridge says:
Speaking of all those meds...I heard that redhead who just left his campaign was a major supplier for his "needs". So sad.
May 23, 2013, 3:46 pm
Lisa says:
Just to understand what you are saying Bay Ridger. It seems that U know Sullivan is still an addict.
May 23, 2013, 4:07 pm
Lisa from Bay Ridge says:
Someone seems to know an awful lot about Andy Sullivan, could be a jaded ex-lover, maybe.
May 23, 2013, 4:20 pm
Melissa from Dyker Heights says:
Lisa, his "Queens girl" who was buying for him isn't a redhead and as far as I know, never worked in his campaign. She was one of his used women who he cast aside when she wasn't any use anymore.
May 23, 2013, 4:38 pm
Lisa from Brooklyn says:
Guys I know you are all trying to help Sullivan here. And that means you are very loyal to him which is great he will need friends. But read your posts you just said that people saying he is still an addict must know him very well. So you all seem to agree he is still and addict.
May 23, 2013, 4:41 pm
Lisa says:
Sort of like how your addicted to posting here?
May 23, 2013, 4:44 pm
sal from coney island says:
To :Charles@Bergen Beach : Evidently you are an idiot.
The current Councilman Domenic Recchia has gotten money from all over the city for his
council races in the last 12 years.
Mr.Recchia has even gone over the VB to Staten Island to get campaign funds.
This is what you call FUNDRAISING IN A CAMPAIGN.
Evidently you no nothing about such things.
May 23, 2013, 4:55 pm
Charles from Bergen Beach says:
Sal, if that's your name, your the idiot. You once again have failed to answer the questions as to why Mill Basin resident Mark Treyger has raised lots of funds from Mill Basin, when Mill Basin is in the 46th council district, Treyger has continued his silence along with his boss Bill Colton on calling for Sheldon Silver and Vito Lopez to resign from there posts as speaker of the state assembly and state committee man.

Once again Mark Treyger failing to answer the questions voters of this district, the 47th council district have regarding his residency, his candidacy, and his boss's stupidity.

While we are at it, is he posting comments at a DOE computer or a State Assembly computer? All at are expense, evidently sal if that's his name, works in a political office somewhere.
May 23, 2013, 5:10 pm
Gregory from Ft. Hamilton says:
I know Sully a long time. Since he owned a bar in Bay Ridge. He has been clean and sober for just over 5 years. None of his used girls like the people above mentioned ever bought him drugs. That was a lie that began when that Moe lady was following him around. She started that rumor. I've seen her at a few of his fundraisers in the beginning. Totally obsessed. She posts under different aliases to attack and slander Sully on here. I'm sure the comments above are all from the same person. Bad business made worse because he didn't want her.
May 23, 2013, 5:15 pm
sal from coney island says:
To : Charles@ Bergen Beach :
First of all Mark Treyger lives in Bensonhurst. Let's get that straight once & for all.The voters in the 47th are interested in the issues that effect them & their community. Not what is happenning in Albany.
They are interested in Sandy recovery , education , jobs for community men & women.
The issue you are bringing up is nonsense. Silly man. You are a very small thinker.
More to come...
May 23, 2013, 5:54 pm
Melissa from Dyker Heights says:
Yeah, Gregory, you may know Andy. But I know Courtney. Ask him to introduce you to her. Besides, "Gregory", you're probably Andy. Very sad.
May 23, 2013, 7:29 pm
smart fellow! from bay ridge says:
Just the usual here - couple of people (in this case, anti Sullivans) posting under a ton of sockpuppet names.
Seriously guys - you couldn't be more obvious if you tried.
May 23, 2013, 7:33 pm
Charles from Bergen Beach says:
No, sal you are once again the idiot, facts are Treyger is listed public disclosure as a Mill Basin resident. Speaking of which how can someone buy and sell a house so quick?

But is it sal or Mark posting?

Yes there will be more to come, but Todd, John, and Connis must be salivating.
May 23, 2013, 7:57 pm
Advance Group from Bay Ridge says:
Did John Lisyanskiy just throw Alec Krasny under the bus by calling for him to toss his speaker? John you opened your foul mouth again? Come on John! You have been campaigning for Vito Lopez backed candidates and now you are torching people again? Is this what you do with your time? Your operative, who also posts on here, was one of Vito's main guys and did all his dirty work. Some things never change.
May 23, 2013, 8:31 pm
Melissa from Dyker Heights says:
Wish this site posted the ip addresses of the posters. If you think that's true "smart fellow!", have the addresses of the all the posts pulled and let's see who's posting under false names. Otherwise zip it.
May 23, 2013, 9:17 pm
Rainbow from Coney Island says:
So the best candidate that the Grand Old Party can come up with is a total loser. Plus they are insanely jealous that Colton wins elections with 90% of the vote, because he has an unblemished reputation of caring for the people he represents. And in their total and complete impotence, the most serious accusation that they can level at Mark Treyger is that like every other candidate on the planet, he has fans who don't live in the district. And by the way Charles, stop flapping your dentures and learn a little about the law. A candidate legally has a full year to move into a district after he/she has been elected. I have never read a more pathetic, malicious and pitiable series of comments.
May 23, 2013, 9:29 pm
bill from bensonhurst says:
isn't mark supported by frank seddio, maybe mark should ask his buddy frank about his ties to turano and kruger
May 24, 2013, 12:05 am
Courtney from No longer in Brooklyn. says:
No false name here. The real Courtney mentioned above. I never bought anyone drugs. I just want to remind someone from above that I still have an open file against them at the 68th Precinct. The mail fraud, aggrevated harassment and stalking report. I left Brooklyn almost a year ago. At the time it was deeply upsetting but it has become the best thing that has happened to me. The best. It's so sad that people will do anything to bring someone down that bringing my attention to a long forgotten matter is totally predictable and pathetic. I don't have contact with anyone. This is an area of the world where I have no desire to revisit. Take my name out of your mouth or I am going back to the 68th precinct to speak to my detective handling my case. Enough of hiding and kids games. I have no interest in Brooklyn politics. I don't live there anymore. I'm never coming back either. My life has moved on. I only wish you could say the same. I actually wish I could thank you for helping along the demise of my relationship. It got me to the place where I am today. So..thank you.
May 24, 2013, 3:47 am
Marie Daly sister of "Moe the redhead" from Bay Ridge says:
Regarding my sister, the redhead who left his campaign, if you consider "tending to his needs" nursing Mr Sullivan through rapid detox for Suboxone addiction over the Memorial Day weekend of 2012 (yes, only a year ago!) then, I guess she did. Suboxone is an opioid like Oxy so it has nothing to do with keeping him off the drink. It is a pain killer and a pretty strong one at that. I'm a nurse so I know this. When the detox was unsuccessful ( and it was so he is in fact not off drugs and hospital records from Earlier this year can prove it) I helped him fight with the treating MD to get his money back.

Maureen also put a roof over his head, turned his phone on when it was shut off more than once when he didn't pay the bill, paid to get his car back from the City Marshall when it was towed, paid his mother's bills when he couldn't and fed his kids and took care of them when he was out doing God knows what.

Until he met my sister he had his kids living in squalor. The kitchen was crawling with roaches, the place was filthy and had never been vacuumed. We should have called CPS, but instead offered him rent free rooms in our home in return for his assist w/ renovations which he started and walked out on leaving me without a useable kitchen. This man cannot be trusted. In my professional opinion as a nurse, he is a very sick person and his delusions have spun out of control. This isn't slander or liable because it can all be proven.

Ask Mr Sullivan what he was doing last Memorial Day. Ask whose computer he used to certify his unemployment. Ask whose home he worked on in Breezy Point last summer while he was on unemployment. Call his ex- wife and see how behind he is on child support. Go on NYC.GOV and see how many outstanding tickets he has. Ask him why if he is such a "fighter," he didn't have the balls to move out of my house without bringing his mommy with him to get his things. Ask him what he is living on or what exactly he is doing to support himself these days. Ask him why he falls asleep at the wheel and in the middle of conversations. Ask him who Dr Brooks is. Ask to see the white binder with the signatures and why he didn't present it to to Governor. By the way, it only contains approximately 100 sheets of paper.

Walk down Third ave and notice that all of the merchants have removed his flyers. He has moved on to Coney Island because it appears nobody in Bay Ridge is supporting him. Nobody will give him any more money. Hey Coney... Where was he during the Sandy clean up? I'll tell you where he was.. Posing for fraudulent construction pictures in MY second floor Bay Ridge kitchen so he could post them on face book and his website as Sandy work. We have the pix to prove it so it isn't slander or liable.

As for my redheaded sister, she has an impeccable reputation. A former lector and Eucharistic Minister with Our Lady of Angel's, executive director of two nonprofit organizations. Holds responsibility for hospital infection prevention laws in At least 29 states that I know of. Worked very closely as Chief of Staff for a former Lt Governor and is currently a trusted employee of a prominent and prestigious law firm. She is a generous and kind woman who has been known to help strays of all kinds not just grifters who think they are going to run for public office.

She offered Mr Sullivan friendship and political guidance and a safe and nurturing environment for his children on his days with them. She felt sorry for what appeared to be a down and out soul withe two beautiful children who needed a place to be a family on his custody days. THAT IS ALL. It is incomprehensible for anyone to suggest that Maureen would anything illegal for Andy Sullivan or anyone else for that matter. Marie E. Daly
May 24, 2013, 5:48 am
Cornelius McGraw from Dyker Heights says:
And the truth shall set you free
May 24, 2013, 6:45 am
Melissa from Dyker Heights says:
Gotta give credit where credit is due. Marie, you have guts.

Don't let scum like Sullivan take advantage of anyone else ever again.

@Lisa from Brooklyn
You wrote:
"Doesn't anyone care about him at all to stop him from making a public spectacle of himself? Or does everyone figure he deserves what he gets?"

Looks like the answer to your questions are "no",and" yes".
May 24, 2013, 6:57 am
sal from coney island says:
To Charles @ Bergen Beach...

Why are you so concerned about the candidacy of Mark Treyger ?

You don't live in the council district.
You can't vote in this council race.
You don't have any skin in this contest.

It sounds to me that you are a political operative for either Todd, John or Connis.

My first instinct is that you are working for John. This is Joun's method of operation. Smoke screens & mirrors.

More to come about John ....
May 24, 2013, 9:03 am
Jennifer from Gravesend says:
Treyger was born and raised in the 47th Council District. He attended community schools, and lived with his family in Bensonhurst near Bay Parkway for most of his life. Then he moved to Contello/Waterview Towers for a number of years. These apartment buildings were always in the Council District until Corrupt Councilman Recchia redistricted them out - purposely - because he was afraid Mark was going to run and knew that if Mark ran for Council, he would win. Dirty politics at its best.

Look at the last place Treyger was registered as a voter. It was at this location that was taken out of the district by Recchia. He moved and is now back living in the Council district somewhere in Bensonhurst. Mark has said this himself in interviews and at community meetings.

The GOP is so scared of Mark and Colton because they have a track record of helping the community - time and time again. What has Mr. Sullivan done for the people of Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Seagate, and Coney Island? NOTHING. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

Sullivan knows he has no shot at winning this race and is simply looking for an opportunity to bash Treyger and Colton on behalf of the GOP.

Talk to me after November 5th when Mark Treyger is elected our City Councilman.
May 24, 2013, 1:34 pm
Marie Daly from Bay Ridge says:
Spoke with my sister who did not know I was posting here. She asked and I agree that I make it clear that the Sullivan children have a beautiful, safe, clean, stable home with their mother. Their mother has a very impressive career and is beyond reproach as a mother and person.
May 24, 2013, 1:41 pm
Maureen or Moe from Bay Ridge says:
Yes this is really Maureen or as only Andy called me "Moe."

In order to have a case for slander or libel the plaintiff has to be able and willing to prove:
That first it is untrue. The statements being proven true is always a defense against slander.

I was not interested in seeing the truth come out about Sullivan. I publicly supported his campaign in Bay Ridge and am quite frankly embarrassed that now all this out. At his request I served as his treasurer.

I have read the posts and don't see anything damaging posted that can't be proven true through credit card statements, subpoenaed medical records, taxes and government records ,photos etc.

Unfortunately we have all learned that the truth can hurt.

As far as any statements made about me I will not dignify them with a response at this time. They are pathetic attempts by people who are desperately trying to help Andy out. I'm glad he still has friends.

Unlike Andy I am not a candidate and have not opened my life up to scrutiny. When he announced his candidacy he did just that.

I will not hesitate to follow up and file suit against anyone who slanders me here or elsewhere.
May 24, 2013, 2:31 pm
Courtney says:
Nope. Never bought him drugs. Is he clean and sober? Yes. I was alerted here by someone who is in Brooklyn politics who works for a government official. If you think I don't speak to people in Bay Ridge who I've made friends with, you are mistaken. I have no reason to lie about anything. Don't believe the hype. I also spoke to Detective Leonard at the 68th pct. Case is open and active. I have no interest in this run. I don't live in either council district. I don't even live in the borough anymore. If my name is being used, then that's the only thing I'm interested in. Besides, I'm an ex-girlfriend. Can't you find anyone current to call out for this witch hunt? Once again, a huge THANK YOU for taking this drama off of me.
May 24, 2013, 3:44 pm
Maureen "Moe" says:
This has nothing to do with any of Andy's ex girlfriends. It has nothing to do with his current girlfriends. It has nothing to do with anyone who ever was in his life or is in it now. Many many people have tried to help him throughout his life and none of them deserve to be publicly attacked.

He is the candidate and nobody should be casting accusations or even discussing anyone but Andy Sullivan City Council candidate.

If Andy were a different type of man he would have been the one to post this. He told me that all his exs. were all very good to him, tried to help him, took very good care of him. and were very generous to him. As a man he should want to protect them and be loyal to them.

Most candidates come out and say "I'm fair game. Leave everyone else out of this."
May 24, 2013, 4:43 pm
Who cares? from Bay Ridge says:
Oh my God! Enough already. Enough. Do you really think you have any right to discuss this man's personal life in such detail? Who are you people? I'm talking to you "Moe," and to you Marie. Do you think his children need to read such venom? Clinton got head in the Oval office, and Bush and Obama smoked pot and snorted blow. So what?
May 26, 2013, 6:01 pm
Alex from Bensonhurst says:
Treyger does not live in Mill Basin. He never did. He lived in Bergen Beach with his wife for a year and moved back into Bensonhurst. I am sure his family and friends from Mill Basin have contributed to his campaign. There are no laws against that.

Despite him not urging Colton to press for Silver to step down, he has done a lot to help the community with real problems. He is one of the only honest people left in politics.
Aug. 6, 2013, 11:29 pm
Fred Brubeck from Bay Ridge says:
Andy Sullivan appeared on 12/16/13 before a judge as the respondent to answer to charges of harassment, et. al. He has a standing order of protection against him. The man is a nutbag.
Dec. 17, 2013, 5:45 pm

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