News And Events

Brad Gerstman Receives Long Island Business News’ 2012 Leadership in Law Award

November 27, 2012
LIBN

Among other prominent leaders in the Long Island community, Brad Gerstman has been awarded the 2012 Leadership in Law Award from Long Island Business News. The dinner will be held Thursday, November 29th from 6:00pm – 10:00pm at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.

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Tonight! Election Night New York – Brad Gerstman on RNN

November 6, 2012
Vote 2012 New York

Tonight, you can lobby with the liberals on MSNBC, rally with the Republicans on Fox or watch holograms and laser beams on CNN… Been there, done that! Tonight, flip over to RNN TV for New York coverage of the 20120 election returns. 6:00PM!

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Video: Brad Gerstman on RNN: Politics, Police Tragedy, Brooklyn Revival, Football Safety

October 29, 2012
RNN TV

Brad Gerstman appears on RNN’s Richard French Live to discuss the final presidential campaign push, Long Island police tragedy, Brooklyn’s sports revival and football safety.

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LI Business News: Gerstman: NY Legislators Deserve a Pay Raise

October 19, 2012
Long Island Business News

Apart from our personal opinions about individual legislators and how they choose to spend their time in office, it is unfair to argue that this commitment does not constitute a full-time occupation. In fact, what would be the reasoning in providing these individuals with such important duties if we are not willing to acknowledge the full-time requirements they necessitate?

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Video: Brad Gerstman on RNN Talks Politics

October 9, 2012
RNN TV

Brad Gerstman joins Richard French’s political roundtable to discuss the Presidential race, New York Politics and more. Watch the video here…

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Join Us For a Reception in Honor of Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel

October 7, 2012
Michelle Schimel

Hosted by Brad & Cheryl Gerstman and David & Heather Schwartz, Thursday, October 11th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM

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Join us for a reception with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

October 2, 2012
Kirsten Gillibrand

Please join Cheryl & Brad Gerstman, Heather & David Schwartz for a reception with United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Thursday October 25th, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at the home of Brad and Cheryl Gerstman.

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Video: Brad Gerstman on Passage of Bloomberg Soda Ban

September 15, 2012
Brad Gerstman

Gotham founding partner, organizer for NYAGS and political consultant Brad Gerstman on the passage of Mayor Bloomberg’s large-soda ban.

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Video: Brad Gerstman on New York Elections – Kristen Gillibrand, Altschuler vs. Bishop

September 15, 2012
RNN

Gotham Founding partner and political strategist Brad Gerstman on New York’s big November races…

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Video: Brad Gerstman on the Politics of the Embassy Crisis

September 15, 2012
RNN

Gotham Founding partner Brad Gerstman on RNNTV – The politics surrounding the attack on U.S. embassies.

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Great Afternoon of Golf, Evening Dinner and Incredible Prizes Benefits Childrern with Special Needs

September 11, 2012
Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation

The Annual Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation Golf Classic for 2012 is in full swing! Please join us October 8th for a great afternoon of golf or dinner or both and support two great organizations dedicated to raising vital funds to help children live fulfilling and rewarding lives.

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Brad Gerstman in LIBN: A Necessary Push for Natural Gas?

August 31, 2012
LIBN

the anxiety of skyrocketing gas prices can be felt both locally here on the island and on a national level as well. However with great technology knocking at our door, maybe the days of overpriced gas and harmful fumes are nearing an end?

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Brad Gerstman on Fox News – The Partisan Divide

August 23, 2012
Fox News Channel

New York political pro Brad Gerstman on Fox News Channel. The subject: America’s deep partisan divide. Don’t miss it.

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Video: Brad Gerstman on Fox News Channel – Honesty in Politics

August 21, 2012
Fox News Channel

Fox News Channel called on Gotham partner Brad Gerstman to join a panel discussing honesty in today’s Politics. Watch the video here:

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Gotham Talk Radio: Kevan Abrahams and Carrie Solages

August 16, 2012
Gotham Talk Radio

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.

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Video: Brad Gerstman on the Romney-Ryan Ticket

August 14, 2012
RNN TV

Gotham founding partner Brad Gerstman talk politics with Dominic Carter, Jessica Proud and Frank Morano on RNN.

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Brad Gerstman: Stony Brook University – King of Long Island

August 7, 2012
Stony Brook Seawolves

The rising achievement of Stony Brook University’s athletic department under the leadership of Hofstra football alumni and athletic director, Jim Fiore, has only just begun. After being named Under Armour Northeast Region Athletic Director of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, (NACDA) Fiore is continuing to solidify Stony Brook’s competitive position within college athletics on a national level. Yet in the wake of such success, it is necessary to consider the ironic relationship that exists between the growing athletic program of Stony Brook and the failing decline of local rival, Hofstra University.

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Gerstman: Kids With Autism Deserve New Law

July 16, 2012
Newsday

Each year, parents must meet with the Committee on Special Education to discuss their children’s individualized education plan. There is little evidence that the committee considers the differences between a child’s school and home environments — differences that can be quite disruptive to children with autism in particular — and how these differences affect the child’s ability to receive a free and appropriate education. That’s why a bill recently passed by the State Senate and Assembly was such good news for families of these children.

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Rapper 50 Cent Tweets an Overdue Apology to Outraged Families and Advocates

July 9, 2012
50 cent Apologizes

Yesterday afternoon Rapper 50 cent took to twitter to issue a long awaited apology for his insensitive and controversial remarks concerning children with developmental disabilities.

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LIBN: Gerstman: Start school choice in Brentwood

July 6, 2012
Long Island Business News

What is a charter school? How does it work? Why would we want one? These are just a few of the questions hundreds of Long Island parents are beginning to contemplate as the debated subject of charter schools continues to make waves throughout Long Island.

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Radio: Brad Gerstman Takes Rapper 50 Cent to Task for Autism Remarks

July 5, 2012

Gotham Founding Partner and Autism Advocate, Brad Gerstman takes rapper 50 Cent to task for his disparaging comments on people with disabilities. Hear the interview on The Ralphie Radio show right here:

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Rapper 50 Cent Uses Twitter to Mock those with Special Needs Autism Advocate Brad Gerstman Outraged and Calling for Action

July 3, 2012
50 Cent is a Clown

50 Cent’s insensitivity to those with developmental disabilities is particularly distressing, considering the difficulties that these individuals are forced to face every day. Brad Gerstman is now urging individuals nationwide to demand a request for forgiveness from the rapper.

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Radio: Brad Gerstman on America Now with Andy Dean

June 28, 2012
America Now Andy Dean

Gotham’s Brad Gerstman goes head to head with conservative talk show host Andy Dean. Hear their debate over President Obama’s performance, the economy and partisan politics. Its an explosive 17 minutes of radio…

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Video: Brad Gerstman on RNN Politics

June 13, 2012
RNN

Gotham’s Brad Gerstman talks Politics on RNN

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Newsday: Brad Gerstman on Charter Schools

June 10, 2012
Newsday

he article “New Charter school proposed for Brentwood ” [Newsday May 28] discusses the potential establishment of an English-language learner school in Brentwood, and the response from school board members. Unfortunately, what it does not include is statistical evidence.

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Video: Brad Gerstman on John Edwards Trial & Bullying Suicide Case

June 1, 2012
RNN TV

Gotham founding partner and political consultant Brad Gerstman on RNN, discusses the John Edwards trial

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Formation of Greater New York Car Wash Association

May 23, 2012
Greater New York Car Wash Association

Gotham Government Relations & Communications is pleased to announce the formation of the Greater New York Car Wash Association. This will help car wash owners throughout New York State fight off the continued attacks on small business and preserve their businesses.

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Meet Congressman Steve Israel May 29th – This is not a fundraiser!

May 22, 2012
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(This is not a fundraiser!) Congressman Steve Israel Tuesday, May 29, 2012 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Hosted by Brad & Cheryl Gerstman and David & Heather Schwartz at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Gerstman

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On the Radio: Brad Gerstman on President Obama’s Gay Marriage Evolution

May 11, 2012
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President Obama comes out for gay marriage. What will this mean of the 2012 election? Gotham founding partner and political consultant Brad Gerstman gauges the same-sex marriage landscape with Former governor David Paterson on WOR Radio.

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Video: Brad Gerstman on RNN: Gay Marriage, National, State Politics and More..

May 11, 2012
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Brad Gerstman, Partner at Gotham Government Relations on RNN TV’s Richard French Live talking about Gay Marriage, the 2012 election and more..

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On the Radio: Brad Gerstman on President Obama’s Gay Marriage Evolution

May 11, 2012
Brad Gerstman WOR Radio

President Obama comes out for gay marriage. What will this mean of the 2012 election? Gotham founding partner and political consultant Brad Gerstman gauges the same-sex marriage landscape with Former governor David Paterson on WOR Radio.

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Video: Brad Gerstman on RNN: Gay Marriage, National, State Politics and More..

May 8, 2012
Regional News Network

Brad Gerstman, Partner at Gotham Government Relations on RNN TV’s Richard French Live talking about Gay Marriage.

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Newsday: Brad Gerstman on Mangano’s Fiscal Woes

April 26, 2012
Newsday

Newsday seeks out Brad Gerstman on Mangano’s fiscal woes as the embattled County Executive tries to navigate the county’s budget issues.

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Newsday Declares Gotham Among Top Lobbying Firms on Long Island

April 20, 2012
Newsday

We want to thank New York Newsday for recognizing us as the 4th largest lobbying firm on Long Island. We are proud of our listing since Gotham has only been in existence for 3 years.

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Video: Brad Gerstman on RNN – The Latino Vote

April 19, 2012
Regional News Network

Gotham’s Brad Gerstman appeared on Regional News Network to discuss the Latino vote and the November election.

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Hofstra University’s Athletic Programs Continue Downward Spiral

April 12, 2012

In recent days, Hofstra reported the resignation of embattled Athletic Director, Jack Hayes. Interestingly, however not surprisingly, Hayes left Hofstra University for a much smaller athletic program at Brown University in an effort to revitalize his career

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Video: Brad Gerstman on News 12 – Cuomo’s  budget

March 27, 2012
Brad Gerstman

Brad Gerstman discusses Governor Cuomo’s budget on News 12 Long Island.

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On the Radio: Brad Gerstman on Long Island School Choice

March 25, 2012

Brad Gerstman on WFAN discusses charter schools and the importance of school choice for Long Island’s special needs kids.

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Brad Gerstman and David Schwartz on Page Six

March 13, 2012

Gotham Government Relations’ Bradley Gerstman and David Schwartz bold names on New York Post’s Page Six

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Video: Gotham Political Strategist Brad Gerstman Reviews State of the Union

January 26, 2012
News12

Brad Gerstman gives his take on President Obama’s State of the Union address.

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Radio: Brad Gerstman on State of the Union

January 25, 2012
Brad Gerstman

Brad Gerstman talks about the President’s State of the Union speech on WOR’s Rita Cosby Show

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LIBN: Brad Gerstman "A solution looking for a problem"

January 14, 2012

Brad Gerstman, founding partner of Gotham Government Relations & Communications, a Roslyn-based lobbying/consulting shop, released a statement he’s pulling the plug on an exploratory committee for a run for political office.

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Capital Tonight: Brad Gerstman Disbands Exploratory Committee

January 7, 2012
Capital Tonight

Redistricting has claimed its first victim: Brad Gerstman has disbanded his exploratory committee due to a lack of “compelling opportunities” available for him at this time.

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Brad Gerstman Disbanding Exploratory Committee

January 6, 2012
NY Daily News Brad Gerstman

Brad Gerstman, the Long Island political consultant and lobbyist who plunged $500,000 of his own into exploring a run for elected office, is disbanding his exploratory committee, The Daily Politics has learned.

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Brad Gerstman Breaks Down Cuomo’s State of the State Address

January 5, 2012
Governor Andrew Cuomo Brad Gerstman

2012: What does Cuomo’s revolution bring to New York State? Gotham’s Brad Gerstman breaks it down, line by line on Long Island’s News12:

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Radio: Brad Gerstman on 2012 Iowa Caucus

January 4, 2012
Brad Gerstman WOR Radio

Gotham’s Brad Gerstman on The Rita Cosby Radio Show (WOR Radio Network) Talking about The Iowa Caucus Listen right here…

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News12 – Brad Gerstman on Occupy Wall Street

November 18, 2011
News12

Brad Gerstman talks to News12 about the Occupy Wall Street movement on their 2-month anniversary in Zucotti Park and around the world.

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Brad Gerstman Joins Governor Cuomo – Signing Autism Insurance Reform Bill

November 2, 2011

Brad Gerstman appeared on Long Island News12 regarding New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signing the Autism Insurance reform bill.

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Bradley L. Gerstman Appointed to Adelphi University’s President’s Advisory Council

October 28, 2011

Bradley L. Gerstman has been appointed as a member of Adelphi University’s President’s Advisory Council. “I’m honored to be a member of the Advisory Council and work closely with such a visionary as Dr. Scott,” said Gerstman. “I am looking forward to working with the president and the other members of the Council in supporting Adelphi University as it continues to be an innovative leader in higher education.”

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Long Island Raises for Cuomo

October 27, 2011

Brad Gerstman and David Schwartz host fundraising gala for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Capital Tonight has the story…

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Brad Gerstman on WOR Radio: Obama on GOP Debates

October 27, 2011

WOR Radio’s Rita Cosby talks  to Gotham’s Brad Gerstman about what’s behind President Obama’s public persona in today’s turbulent political times.  Is the president really laughing off the GOP debates?

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NY1 Catches Up with Brad Gerstman During Iran Protest

October 17, 2011
NY-1

News Channel NY-1, covering an Iran protest in Manhattan sought some insight from Gotham’s Brad Gerstman…

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NY1 Catches Up with Brad Gerstman During Iran Protest

October 17, 2011

News Channel NY-1, covering an Iran protest in Manhattan sought some insight from Gotham’s Brad Gerstman…

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Harlem Fights Back Against Walmart

October 8, 2011

Gotham’s Brad Gerstman joins Harlem community leaders to speak out against Wal-Mart’s proposed infiltration of New York City.

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Newsday: Gotham Shoots to Top of the Pack of Long Island Lobbying Firms

August 14, 2011

Newsday declares Gotham among top three lobbying firms in Long Island. On behalf of the entire Gotham Government Relations & Communications family, we want to thank New York Newsday for recognizing us as the 3rd largest lobbying firm on Long Island. In just 25 short months in existence, we have rapidly risen to the top […]

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Nassau County Legislator Wayne Wink Joins GerstmanSchwartz, LLP as Partner

July 18, 2011

And the Firm Officially Changes its Name to Gerstman, Schwartz & Wink, LLP July 18th, 2011; Roslyn, NY Top New York State Law Firm GerstmanSchwartz, LLP is pleased to announce its growth and expansion. Starting today, Nassau County Legislator Wayne Wink joins GerstmanSchwartz, LLP as a Partner and the firm will officially change its name […]

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Brad Gerstman Calls for Legislative Investigation of NYC Education System

June 21, 2011
Investigate New York City Department of Education

Special Needs Advocate Brad Gerstman, Partner at Gotham Government Relations & Communication, is outraged by the lack of leadership and accountability of New York City officials that are putting special education children last on their list of priorities.

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NY State Legislature Passes Autism Insurance Reform Bill

June 21, 2011
Brad Gerstman

Autism Advocate Brad Gerstman Speaks Out on Last Year’s Veto and This Year’s Vote June 17, 2011; New York, NY – Autism Advocate Brad Gerstman, Partner at Gotham Government Relations & Communications, would like to congratulate the NY State Legislature on finally passing of a ground-breaking new bill that will provide families of autistic children […]

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Newsday: North Hempstead: No Kaiman-Gerstman primary

June 6, 2011
Newsday

Brad Gerstman, who a month ago was publicly criticizing North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman, a fellow Democrat, said he has decided not to mount a challenge against the incumbent. Gerstman told Newsday he met recently with Kaiman and county Democratic chairman Jay Jacobs and “we agreed I wouldn’t run”.

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Video: Brad Gerstman Talks Autism on Adelphi’s Exploring Critical Issues

May 25, 2011
Brad Gerstman on Adelphi TV

Brad Gerstman discusses autism and asperger syndrome with Adelphi President Dr. Robert A. Scott on the television series “Exploring Critical Issues. The purpose of the segment is to discuss the newest autism research and policies with the goal of bringing awareness to this fast growing disorder. Exploring Critical Issues, the award-winning broadcast series conceived and […]

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Brad Gerstman Stands with Bloomberg in Restoration of Anti-Terror Funding

May 22, 2011
Brad Gerstman

Brad Gerstman, co-founder of Gotham Government Relations, outspoken critic of the politicization of anti-terror security funding and widely recognized legislative expert stated “I stand with Mayor Mike Bloomberg in thanking the Obama Administration and Home Land security for finally allocating funds based on actual risk poised as opposed to rank politics.

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Brad Gerstman: House Republicans Play Politics with New Yorker’s Safety

May 18, 2011
New York Terror

Brad Gerstman, a lawyer, co-founder of Gotham Government Relations, radio talk show host, potential political candidate and head of Gerstman for the People is sad to announce that the Republicans, who control the House of Representatives, are playing politics with the safety of the citizens of the New York Metropolitan area. The Republicans are seeking cuts to security spending all in an attempt to find additional spending cuts.

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Televised Series Exploring Critical Issues Presents: “Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome”

May 13, 2011
Brad Gerstman on Adelphi TV

Exploring Critical Issues, the award-winning broadcast series conceived and hosted by Adelphi University President Dr. Robert A. Scott, and produced by Telecare Studios, examines the research and policies affecting those with autism and Asperger’s syndrome. Show features Brad Gerstman, an advocate for improved science and autism services.

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Televised Series Exploring Critical Issues Presents: "Autism and Asperger's Syndrome"

May 13, 2011

Exploring Critical Issues, the award-winning broadcast series conceived and hosted by Adelphi University President Dr. Robert A. Scott, and produced by Telecare Studios, examines the research and policies affecting those with autism and Asperger’s syndrome. Show features Brad Gerstman, an advocate for improved science and autism services.

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New York Daily News: Long Island’s Brad Gerstman Launches Exploratory Committee

April 26, 2011
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Gerstman, of Roslyn, L.I., is described as a “government relations lawyer, political operative, political consultant, and lobbying professional” on the website for his firm, Gotham Government Relations. He’s just dumped $300,000 into an exploratory committee for an as-yet undetermined office, with plans to ratchet that up to $500,000 shortly and overall plans to spend as much as $1 million if he actually runs.

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Choosing A Special Education Attorney: 6 Key Questions To Ask

April 15, 2011
Brad Gerstman

Parents of children with special needs are sometimes faced with the difficult task of hiring an attorney to challenge a school district’s assessment of their child’s academic abilities and, ultimately, to obtain the educational services that are being denied. This can be a frustrating and emotional time for parents, but if you have clear guidelines for choosing the best attorney for your situation, the process will be much easier.

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Gotham Talk Radio Carl Paladino, Jimmy "The Rent Is Too Damn High" McMillan

April 3, 2011

Gotham Talk Radio’s “In Your Face Politics” show hosted by New York Politicos, Brad Gerstman & David Schwartz, today highlighted interviews with former Republican Gubernatorial Carl Palandino, and Jimmy McMillan, former Gubernatorial and Mayoral Candidate, and founder of the Rent is too Damn High Party.

Paladino brashly called the budget of his former opponent, Governor Andrew Cuomo, “concocted…Show us the exact breakdown of where that money went,” Paladino said. “Show us where you saved 2.5 billion dollars on Medicaid because the entire committee that he appointed to study that has no idea how they valued that. How did they came up with 2.4 billion dollars?”

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Former Governor Paterson Predicts New York Will Pass an On-Time Budget

March 27, 2011

Today on the premiere edition of Gotham Talk Radio’s “In Your Face Politics,” Former Governor Paterson made a stunning prediction that New York will pass its first on-time budget this week,

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Gotham Radio Bringing “In Your Face Politics” to The Apple 970 AM

March 23, 2011

Gotham Radio’s “In Your Face Politics” show hosted by New York Politicos, Brad Gerstman & David Schwartz, will soon be heard on New York’s hottest Talk Radio Station, AM 970, The Apple, starting Sunday Morning, March 27 from 10-11AM. Their first guest this Sunday will be former New York State Governor David Paterson.

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Newsday: Executive Suite: Brad Gerstman

March 13, 2011

Attorney Brad Gerstman, a former prosecutor and businessman, started the lobbying firm Gotham Government Relations and Communications 1 1/2 years ago. The company advocates for small- and medium-sized businesses and other groups and provides messaging. “It’s not just that whispering and the handshake and the slap on the back,” he says. The firm articulates “the true merits of a case” for its clients to elected officials and the public.

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Our Weekly Radio Show…

March 9, 2011

Watch and listen to the show at Gotham Talk Radio.Net After many years of appearing on various local and national TV, radio and print media, the Gotham founding partners, Brad Gerstman and David Schwartz, now host a wildly popular political talk radio show Gotham Talk Radio’s “In Your Face Politics” show hosted by New York […]

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Updated: Gotham Radio: Airplanes, The Knicks, Nassau Comptroller George Maragos, Birds Who Bite!

February 27, 2011

This week’s Gotham Radio nearly didn’t happen as Brad Gerstman arrives with seconds to spare, David Schwartz’s Knicks game nearly nixed and special guest Nassau County Comptroller, George Maragos. It’s a great hour of fun, adventure the wonder of small animals who bite!

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Updated: Gotham Radio: Ed Mangano, Kevan Abrahams

February 20, 2011

The debate over NIFA’s takeover over of Nassau County’s finances continues. David Schwartz and Brad Gerstman get to the heart of the matter with Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and county legislator and Deputy Minority Leader, Kevan Abrahams.

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Saturday, Gotham Radio, Ed Mangano – Be There!

February 18, 2011

Brad Gerstman and David Schwartz are pleased to be joined at 5:15pm by Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahms and at 5:30pm by Nassau County Executive Edward P Mangano. Both guests will be discussing their opposing perspective on the current financial situation and the Nassau County Interim Finance Agency (NIFA).

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Brad Gerstman To Speak at Local Long Island High School

February 15, 2011

Brad Gerstman, Partner at Gotham Government Relations, and dynamic public speaker, has been asked to speak to students at the Wyandanch Memorial High School regarding a career in government relations. Gerstman’s presentation is part of the school’s “Participation in Government” information lecture series. Gerstman will discuss governmental structure on federal, state and local levels, in addition to explaining to the students what lobbying is and how vital approach, advocacy and engagement are to maintaining important client relationships.

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Video: Gotham Radio – The Tobacconists are Coming, Walmart, President Obama

February 8, 2011

Hosts Brad Gerstman and David Schwartz talk about fighting for small business in Albany, New York’s Wal-Mart invasion and the misconceptions about President Obama. Watch highlights here or listen to the entire hour.

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Gotham Radio: Brad Gerstman and David Schwartz – New York's Best Political Talk

January 24, 2011

Brad Gerstman & David Schwartz of Gotham Government Relations take politics to the airwaves on Gotham Radio. Catch it Saturdays at 5pm on Long Island’s WGBB 1240 AM

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Announcing: Gotham Radio – New Show on WGBB 1240AM

January 2, 2011

Gotham Radio debuts this month on Saturday, January 15th at 5:00pm on Long Island’s WGBB 1240AM. Hosts Brad Gerstman and David Schwartz look at the world of law and local politics. The show will have many local political guests and will represent the humorous, aggressive style in which Brad and David handle their business.

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On The Radio: Brad Gerstman on Trump, Walmart

December 21, 2010

Gotham’s Brad Gerstman joined radio host, Curtis Sliwa to talk about Donald Trump for President and Walmart’s effect on small business.

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Long Island Business News Q And A With Brad Gerstman

November 28, 2010

The persuasion and advocacy skills Brad Gerstman developed as an attorney are now being used to fight for clients at Gotham Government Relations, his Roslyn-based firm. In his spare time, Gerstman is also an advocate for people with special needs, those with autism in particular. As he was driving into the Midtown Tunnel for a business meeting, Gerstman took two minutes to answer a few questions.

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Newsday's Ellis Henican on Brad Gerstman Long Islander of the Week

November 10, 2010

Newsday’s Ellis Henican: Lots of public-spirited Long Islanders volunteer. And then there is Brad Gerstman…

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Newsday Honors Brad Gerstman as "Long Islander of the Week"

November 8, 2010

Brad Gerstman, Co-Founder of Gotham Government Relations, received yesterday the prestigious honor of being named “Long Islander of the Week” by Newsday. The article lists Gerstman’s charitable work, including his role as: board member of the Nassau University Medical Center; vice chairman of the Long Island Medical Foundation; governor’s appointee to the Advisory Council on Interactive Media and Youth Violence; and former state advocate for Autism Speaks.

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Brad Gerstman to Appear on Regional News Network for Election Night Coverage

November 1, 2010
RNN TV

New York State Political Expert Brad Gerstman, Partner at Gotham Government Relations, will appear on Regional News Network (RNN) on Election Night to offer insight and perspective on the happenings of the day. This is Brad’s second year in offering expert commentary on New York’s political races.

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Brad Gerstman Fights For Autism Insurance Reform

October 22, 2010
Autism

Governor Paterson vetoed Bill S7000B, a ground-breaking new bill that would have provided families of autistic children with much-needed insurance coverage. Families, advocates and stakeholders across the state of New York are saddened and outraged over this decision, and well-known Autism advocate Brad Gerstman is speaking out and calling for action.

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Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation To Hold Its Annual Golf Classic

October 9, 2010
Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation

Glen Head, NY; On Monday, October 11th, the Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation (LBGF) will hold its 7th annual Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation Golf Classic at the Glen Head Country Club, honoring Home Depot President Joe McFarland. This outing is one of the foundation’s biggest annual events and has record attendance this year. LBGF is a 501c3 charity, dedicated to helping children with disabilities attend summer camp.

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Audio: David Schwartz, Brad Gerstman Support Business Owners Against New Tax

June 9, 2010

Gotham Government Relations founders, David Schwartz and Brad Gerstman joined small business owners in protest over New York’s new tobacco tax. Hear what they had to say:

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Cigar Lovers Fumed Over New Tax

June 9, 2010

With a proposal for increased cigarette tax on the table, tobacco enthusiasts in New York are protesting, saying the government is getting too meddlesome and that it would severely hurt businesses.

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Hofstra Athletics in Disarray Since President Shuart's Retirement

May 10, 2010

Prominent Hofstra Alumni, including many former athletes, are outraged over the spiraling out-of-control of Hofstra’s Athletic Department. Members from the Save Hofstra Football organization are demanding answers about the lack of focus and commitment to Hofstra’s once-revered Athletic Department.

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Fighting Against NY Flavored Tobacco Ban

April 6, 2010

Gotham Government Relations is fighting back against a recently enacted New York City Ordinance, which bans the sale of virtually all flavored tobacco products. Working on behalf of the New York Tobacconist Association (NYTA), Gotham hopes to protect New York’s tobacconists.

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Newsday: AD Hayes downplays alumni concerns about Hofstra athletics

March 29, 2010
Newsday

Alumnus Michael McConeghy wants answers to questions being asked by many followers of Hofstra athletics. Steven Marcus, Newsday March 27, 2010: Alumnus Michael McConeghy wants answers to questions being asked by many followers of Hofstra athletics. Still fending off criticism for dropping its football program, Hofstra took another hit last week with Tom Pecora’s departure […]

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Hofstra Basketball Coach Leaving University for Rival Fordham

March 25, 2010
Hofstra Athletics Where's The Pride?

After 16 years with the University, Hofstra Basketball Coach Tom Pecora is leaving his post for neighboring Fordham University. After nine years as head coach at Hofstra, earning a 155-126 recording including four 20-win seasons, Pecora is high-tailing it to Fordham for a reported $700,000 pay increase. This is just the latest in a series of setbacks for Hofstra’s Athletic Program.

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New Legislation to End Autism Insurance Discrimination

March 17, 2010
Stop Autism Insurance Discrimination

Gotham Government Relations is pleased to announce its participation in working to pass a new bill ending Autism insurance discrimination. Bill Number S7000, sponsored by Senator Neil Breslin, the Chair of the Senate Insurance Committee, will amend the insurance law and the public health law. The bill will also expand health insurance coverage for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.

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Gotham Government Relations Forms New York’s First State Tobacconist Association

February 22, 2010
Cigar Rights

New York City, New York- In an historic gathering of statewide professional tobacconists, a group of over two dozen retail tobacconists gathered at the Grand Havana Room in New York City to launch the New York Tobacconist Association (NYTA). With the onslaught of anti-tobacco ordinances and legislation, the coalition of traditional competitors are coming together […]

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Video: Brad Gerstman on Hofstra Football

December 21, 2009
Brad Gerstman

Brad Gerstman talks about his connection to Hofstra Football and what he plans to do to keep Hofstra in the game

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How Can Student Athletes Trust Hofstra?

December 15, 2009
Hofstra Football

How can any sports athlete at Hofstra University feel safe considering the decision by the University to terminate their successful football program in order to provide more educational scholarships? A football program at most universities has its ups and downs, unfortunately losing money at times, and this applies to all athletic programs at a university. However, Hofstra took a drastic approach by terminating its football program where other universities would have found a way to restructure and renew it.

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Radio: Brad Gerstman Talks to WFAN about Saving Hofstra Football

December 14, 2009
Wfan

Gotham partner Brad Gerstman talks to WFAN’s Bob Salter about the untimely cancellation of Hofstra football and what this tradition means to the school, student athletics and Long Island. Listen here….

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Video: Hofstra Alumni on End of Football Program

December 8, 2009
WABC-TV

Gotham Partner and Hofstra alumnus Brad Gerstman gathered with former team mates last night to sound off on the cancellation of Hofstra’s football program. See the video from ABC’s Eyewitness News…

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Media Alert: Hofstra Football Alumni To Hold Press Conference Regarding Hofstra Football Program

December 7, 2009

Brad Gerstman to hold press conference December 7th at 5:00pm over his profound dismay at the dismantling of the Hofstra Football program. Details here…

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Save Hofstra Football

December 6, 2009
Save Hofstra Football

Brad Gerstman, High-Powered Lobbyist, Outraged over Hofstra University’s Decision to Dismantle its Football Program. Hofstra Alumni and Gotham Government Relations Partner Seeks Clarification and Reconsideration Roslyn, NY; December 4, 2009 Hofstra Alumnus and Gotham Government Relations Partner, Brad Gerstman, is speaking out today on the discontinuation of Hofstra University’s Football Program. Gerstman was a member […]

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Blog: Why Us? The Decision to Try Terrorists in NYC

November 21, 2009
New York Terror Trial

Our US Attorney General Eric Holder recently announced that terrorist prisoners being held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will be tried in the Southern District of New York. The trials will be around the corner from Ground Zero, which is very symbolic in many ways. I have two questions to ask. The first is why hold the trial in NYC? My second question, is why are these Guantanamo Bay detainees being tried in Federal District Court instead of Military Tribunals?

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