The Kessel NYPA Watch, November 15, 2009 – By George J. Marlin

Richie Kessel:  NYPA’s Phantom CEO – Part III

In a recent Long Island Business News interview, Richie Kessel stated that on NYPA time “I spend a day every other week on Long Island.”  Readers will recall that Street Corner Conservative reported that Kessel’s NYPA phone records—for the period October 20, 2008-April 28, 2009—(27 weeks) revealed that out of 132 workdays, Kessel spent 45 of these days wandering around Long Island and New York City.

In the same interview, Kessel, who lives on Long Island, described his commute to NYPA headquarters:  “It’s a 45 minute trip over the Throgs Neck Bridge to my office in White Plains.”  Most Long Islanders would consider 45 minutes a short commute particularly if driven, as Kessel is, in a chauffeured state car.  Despite this short commute, Kessel, between October 20, 2008 and April 28, 2009, spent little time in his White Plains office.  And when he did, he generally arrived late in the day after wandering around Long Island and New York City.  Out of 132 work days, between October 20, 2008 and April 28, 2009, Kessel appeared at his office on only 53 days.  On most of those days he arrived at the office after 10:30 a.m.  Nice work if you can get it.

Days and approximate times Kessel appeared at his White Plains office:

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 – After 9:38 a.m.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 – After 1:16 p.m.

Thursday, October 30, 2008 – After 9:06 a.m.

Monday, November 3, 2008 – After 12:41 p.m.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 – After 12:54 p.m.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 – After 9:24 a.m.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 – After 10:29 a.m.

Friday, November 14, 2008 – After 11:18 a.m.

Thursday, November 20, 2008 – After 1:00 p.m.

Monday, November 24, 2008 – After 12:27 p.m.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 – After 10:58 a.m.

Monday, December 8, 2008 – After 1:20 p.m.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 – After 11:07 a.m.

Thursday, December 11, 2008 – After 11:13 a.m.

Monday, December 15, 2008 – After 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 – After 4:45 p.m.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 – After 11:52 a.m.

Thursday, December 18, 2008 – After 10:50 a.m.

Monday, December 22, 2008 – After 9:28 a.m.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 – After 12:36 p.m.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 – After 11:51 a.m.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 – After 2:12 p.m.

Thursday, January 8, 2009 – After 2:56 p.m.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 – After 1:48 p.m.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 – After 10:42 a.m.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 – After 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 – After 10:31 a.m.

Thursday, January 23, 2009 – After 2:48 p.m.

Thursday, February 5, 2009 – After 11:30 a.m.

Friday, February 6, 2009 – After 3:41 p.m.

Monday, February 9, 2009 – After 3:38 p.m.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 – After 10:48 a.m.

Thursday, February 12, 2009 – After 2:02 p.m.

Monday, February 23, 2009 – After 12:34 p.m.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 – After 9:42 a.m.

Thursday, February 26, 2009 – After 12:12 p.m.

Thursday, March 5, 2009 – After 2:03 p.m.

Friday, March 6, 2009 – After 1:16 p.m.

Monday, March 9, 2009 – After 3:27 p.m.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 – After 11:56 a.m.

Thursday, March 12, 2009 – After 3:03 p.m.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 – After 12:35 p.m.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 – After 2:35 p.m.

Thursday, March 26, 2009 – After 11:35 a.m.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 – After 10:16 a.m.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 – After 9:35 a.m.

Thursday, April 2, 2009 – After 10:31 a.m.

Monday, April 6, 2009 – After 2:44 p.m.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 – After 12:38 p.m.

Thursday April 9, 2009 – After 10:21 a.m.

Friday, April 10, 2009 – After 3:09 p.m.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 – After 11:34 a.m.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 – After 3:00 p.m.

News Flash

Richie Kessel is expected to be questioned under oath by the prosecution in the Joe Bruno corruption trial this week.  Stay tuned for details on his testimony.

THE KESSEL COUNTDOWN: 412 DAYS UNTIL RICHIE KESSEL IS FIRED BY THE NEW GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK.

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8 Comments on “The Kessel NYPA Watch, November 15, 2009 – By George J. Marlin”

  1. Disgruntled At NYPA Says:

    Shows how often Kessel actually travels up to White Plains. There is no way in hell he’s doing that trip in 45 minutes from Merrick.

  2. PASNY Tech Says:

    What on earth is a “Human Relations Director”?
    So now we have a:

    Chief Operating Officer

    Chief of Staff (she has 2 staff)

    Chief Sustainability Manager (all she wants to do is turn off the computers at night to save a dollar)

    CEO with 3 personal assistants – hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil!

    What a farce. And ConEd are hiring….

  3. Mark C. Lawson Says:

    Why would anyone think that that anyone in or near NYC cares about upstate NY. They all think they are the state. They sure did like us in the 70’s when they got bailed out with the sportsman fund. How quick they forget! Time for them to be the district of NY and the rest of us to be the real New York State!

  4. HackWatch Says:

    Actually his name is Rocco Iannerelli and he is the receiver of taxes for the town of north hempstead. He’s the guy people in Nassau write their property tax checks to and he is our new Human Relations honcho. Welcome, Rocco. Bad news for poor Rocco is that Lame Duck Kessel aint going to be around much longer.

  5. Bruised and beaten Says:

    Ok, here comes another one. Kessel has just hired another Nassau County hack, the receiver of taxes or county clerk, in the town of north hempstead on Long Island. This fellow will be our new…Human Relations director. What a joke. The takeover of a once proud power agency by Long Island political hacks is now complete.

  6. PASNY Tech Says:

    Kessel questioned under oath? But he’s a politician – when his lips move he lies. Maybe he’ll be done for perjury and we’ll be rid of him! We can only hope.

    Of course, what idiot will be chosen to “lead” us next. Looks like it’s coming time to dust off the resume and see if ConEd are hiring yet.

  7. Colleague6.0 Says:

    Look I work in WPO. He is never here. He drifts around Long Island and the City meeting with Shelly, Tommy DiNapoli, Dean Skelos, Joe Mondello, Alfonse, Jay Jacobs, Judy Jacobs, Richie Schaffer, Richard Brodsky, Mike Balboni, Basil Patterson, Frank Zarb, Pataki and Cahill and various other political luminaries whose nests he has feathered. The sooner we are rid of this buffoon the better for all concerned.

  8. Beatenand bruised Says:

    I really don’t understand why anyone would find any of this surprising. Richie Kessel does not work for the New York State Power Authority or the people of New York. He works for David Paterson and himself exclusively. His only function is to find ways to rob taxpayer coffers, misuse or redirect state resources and make his masters appear to care about NY. I predict within the next year between the mass exodus of highly skilled, experienced workers and lack of resources for much needed maintenance the lights will go out. Even the NYPA Trustees no longer have control over him.


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