Gotham Talk Radio Now on 620AM Guest: Senator Greg Ball

Gotham Government Relations’s dynamic duo is back at it. David Schwartz, Esq. and Brad Gerstman, Esq. are hosting Gotham Talk Radio on Wednesday nights from 8pm to 9pm on 620AM, and each week they feature New York elected officials. Last night’s featured guest was State Senator Greg Ball, whose district encompasses the Hudson Valley area and all of Putnam County. Beyond recent news that Senator Ball called Mayor de Blasio’s municipal ID card proposal the “de Blasio terrorist empowerment act,” listeners got to hear more about the true, self-proclaimed “red-blooded American.”

Senator Greg Ball grew up living on the Kennedy estate, where his parents were caretakers. He had a travelling petting zoo, and to this day, loves animals and outdoor activities.


Discussed the multi-billion dollar investment in universal pre-kindergarten in New York State – which albeit is a steep investment. “What are we teaching these kids, calculus?” Schwartz joked. When asked his opinion on funding, Senator Ball replied, “when you’re in a hole, its time to stop digging.”


Senator Ball’s legislation, the NY Jobs for Heroes program, sets money aside for returning war veterans. It has passed repeatedly in the Senate, but not in the Assembly. We will see what may change since Governor Cuomo announced his support for the bill in his State of the State address on January 8, 2014.

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Gotham Talk Radio NY Mayor’s Race, Wayne Wink

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Wayne Wink’s Run for Nassau County Comptroller
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Brad and David take a look at the race for New York Mayor. Nassau Legislator Wayne Wink on his run for Nassau Comptroller.

Gotham Talk Radio August 16, 2012 Kevan Abrahams, Carrie Solages

Gotham Talk Radio’s Brad Gerstman and David Schwartz talk about the state of Long Island and today’s political Talk Radio. Also – Nassau County Legislators Kevan Abrahams and Carrie Solages talk about today’s dysfunctional political environment and what it means for Long Island’s most vulnerable citizens. Leave your comments here and we’ll address them on the next show.

Space Junk, Trump on the Ocean, LIPA Blowback, Michael Bloomberg’s Kingdom, GOP’s 2012 Problem

Gotham’s Brad Gerstman and David Schwartz on the latest New York political news. Segment 1 – Junk falling from space, the rally to support Trump on the Ocean, David’s power outage tips and more blowback at the Long Island Power Authority’s response to hurricane Irene. Segment 2 – More Mayoral missteps from Michael Bloomberg, the GOP’s 2012 problem and….

Potential NYC Mayoral Candidate John Catsimatidis Disappointed in CIA

Catsimatidis Tells Gotham Talk Radio He Expects Better Intelligence Gathering

John Catsimatidis Gotham NewsGotham Talk Radio’s “In Your Face Politics” show this Sunday featured an interview with potential New York City Mayoral Candidate, John Catsimatidis. The show, hosted by New York Politicos Brad Gerstman & David Schwartz, can be heard on New York’s hottest Talk Radio Station, AM 970, The Apple, every Sunday Morning, from 10-11AM on Gotham Talk Radio ( The trio discussed the big events of the week, including, of course, the death of Osama bin Laden, and the role Pakistan played in this monumental event, and it can be listened to here:

“I’m disappointed in our CIA, in their intelligence gathering,” Catsimatidis said. “It sounds like half of Pakistan … knew where he was. All the retired generals of Pakistan live in that town, and here is the only house in the whole town with 18 foot walls. It’s a joke. It really is a joke.”

When pressed by Schwartz and Gerstman, Catsimatidis went on to explain further.

“The other possibility is they’re (Pakistani government) scared of their own people,” he said. “… The politicians are scared to tell their people that they’re cooperating with our government, cooperating with our CIA because they don’t know their reactions and because they’re elected by a threat. But if I was in government, I’d be very disappointed if they kept the secret and never told us.”

“Catsimatidis has a real understanding of domestic and foreign affairs, and while his commentary is provocative, he makes some very valid points,” Gerstman said.

“In Your Face Politics” is a key show on The Apple’s provocative line-up of nationally syndicated shows, with hosts like Dennis Miller, Bill Bennett and NY’s own, Curtis Sliwa.

Brad Gerstman and David Schwartz are founding partners of Gotham Government Relations and Communications, one of New York’s State leading full-service advocacy firms.

The 50,000 watt AM 970 can be heard everywhere in the Metropolitan area and streams live 24 hours a day on Those not in the Metropolitan area can hear this week’s and previous broadcasts of Gotham Talk Radio on the show’s live stream, Listeners should submit their questions & comments via Twitter, @GothamTalkRadio, to hear them read aloud on the air.

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