NYC High“: A portrait series and daily feature in which we introduce you to one New York City council member per day, as drawn by Lauri Apple, until Election Day 2010 (Nov. 2).

Name: James F. Gennaro (D)
District 24: Queens
Reps: Briarwood, Fresh Meadows, Hillcrest, Hillcrest Estates, Jamaica Estates, Jamaica Hills, Kew Gardens Hills, Utopia Estates, and parts of Forest Hills, Flushing, Jamaica and Rego Park.
Member: since 2002.

-Is Chairman of the city council’s Committee on Environmental Protection.
-Appeared in the enviro-documentaries Gasland and Fuel, which got him into Sundance.
-Wants the Big Apple’s official apple to be the Newtown Pippin, even though some people think it tastes like crap.

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