City & State is a media outlet that covers the policy and politics of New York’s local and state governments. The released a special issue that recognizes fifty key players in the world of New York politics and government that make their marks on Brooklyn. The list was limited to those not strictly in government who influence it from the outside. The publication reached out to insiders and experts to compile this list, ranking each person based on their accomplishments, sway in political and policy matters, economic clout, philanthropic efforts, ties to powerful politicians and the constituencies they represent.
Here are those of the Brooklyn Power 50 that influence North Brooklyn in order of their ranking on the Power 50 list:
- Jed Walentas, CEO, Two Trees Management; 5. Linda E. Johnson, President and CEO, Brooklyn Public Library; 6. Steve Hindy, Co-founder and Chairman, Brooklyn Brewery,; 7. David Ehrenberg, President and CEO, Brooklyn Navy Yard; 9. Doug Steiner, Chairman, Steiner Studio; 15. Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn Roman Catholic Church; 20. Gina and Tony Argento, President and CEO, Founder Broadway Stages; 26. Gregory Calliste, CEO Woodhull Medical Center; 34. David Niederman, Director United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg and North Brooklyn; 37. Paul Steely White Executive Director Transportation Alternatives; and 46. Leah Archibald, Executive Director Evergreen