Headliners: State Senator and Foodie, Daniel Squadron

Learn more about the Carroll Gardens resident.

State Senator Daniel Squadron lives in Carroll Gardens with his wife and 4-month old son. He loves the close-knit feel of the community, and has fought hard on issues that matter to the residents of South Brooklyn, including bringing to Red Hook and finding a way to keep the majority of

A 6-year resident, Squadron previously worked for Senator Chuck Schumer, and co-authored his book "Positively American: Winning Back the Middle-Class Majority One Family at a Time."



Questions for Daniel Squadron

1. What do you like best about Carroll Gardens?

"It's a real neighborhood. It's moments away from the rest of New York City and yet when you're in Carroll Gardens you're in a neighborhood...It's a place you like to walk around. You run into people. It's off the beaten path. You feel like you're out of the hustle and bustle."

2. Currently, what is your favorite restaurant in the neighborhood?

S: "Up to how many can I list?"

K: "How about 2 or 3?"

S: "I am unable to do that. I have maybe 9 - 13. It depends on mood. There are places that my wife and son and I like. It's hard! I can't do it, Georgia."

Ed. Note: I allowed the Senator to list off all the places he likes.

, for Friday night dates; for gnocchi; for a slice; for a pie; for a late dinner; Eton for quick dumplings; for ices; for soft serve ice cream; for breakfast; for a quiet dinner; for Japanese food. It's all very specific. I feel comfortable with this as an initial list."

He continued.

"Orecchiette at ; Free popcorn at ; for thinner crust pizza; for a sunset beer; the burger at ; for a bagel or smoked meat; the turkey leg sandwich at ; sausage, broccoli rabe and sopressata hero at ; Chicken parm at ..."

3. Where do you like to shop for food?

", , is a solid supermarket, for free cheese, for shellfish. I recently bought a quail at that was extraordinary. But the most fun is , and not just for the free sopressata."

4. Are you afraid of the Gowanus Canal?

"I don't even know what that means. I'm not afraid of the Gowanus Canal. It's a very polluted waterway that needs to be cleaned up but it's going to be a great asset to the community. The only thing I'm afraid of is the Big Bad Wolf."

5. What's the best (or worst) change you've witnessed during your time in the neighborhood?

"One of the great things is that it changes, we get new stores, new people. The neighborhood is constantly being reinfused, but Carroll Gardens is doing a great job of maintaining its longterm character. The stores and businesses and past generations are integral."

Sue Wolfe August 18, 2011 at 01:16 PM
Senator Squadron cannot even tell us which is his favorite nieghborhood spot. He has become a very typical politican in his very brief 2 terms.. He blinked when the mayor wanted him to on Brooklyn Bridge Park and now we will have housing in and around the park. What a dissapointment


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