Former Manhattan prosecutor Abe George wants to take on longtime Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes, but very few in the borough know the 33-year-old.
Yet there’s something that may work in his favor — misplaced name recognition.
His name is pretty close to, and is sometimes confused with, that of Abe Gerges, an affable former Brooklyn Heights councilman and retired Supreme Court judge.
Will this subconscious association benefit George? We’ll see. Here’s how the two men measure up:
Grew up in:
Gerges: Williamsburg and Brooklyn Heights
George: Sheepshead Bay
Gerges: Boys High School, Brooklyn College, New York Law School
George: Midwood High School, NYU, Hofstra
Gerges: Former councilman, supreme court judge
George: Former assistant district attorney
Gerges: Make his mother proud
George: Become Brooklyn’s next DA
Thoughts on DA Hynes:
Gerges: “He’s a great district attorney, and has a lot of innovative programs that I admire.”
George: “DA Hynes is failing to protect children and he’s failing to protect the public from crime.”
Gerges: Latin dancing
George: White water rafting — even though he can’t swim.
— with Daniel Solomon