ALFONSO C. STABILE
Alfonso C. Stabile
was born in the East New York section of Brooklyn and was one of two
boys born to Carmine and Concetta Stabile. He began his education
at P.S. 64 and soon after his family moved to Ozone Park, Queens.
He graduated John Adams High School in Ozone Park and completed his
education at York College in Jamaica, Queens and the University of
In 1967, Stabile
enlisted in the United States Army and served in the 6th Infantry
Division, where he graduated first in his class from NCO School
and received numerous awards and citations. Attaining the rank of
sergeant, he served his country proudly during the Vietnam War and
is proud to call himself a Vietnam Veteran. He is a lifetime member
of the 6th Infantry Division.
the military, Stabile began working for the New York City Department
of Sanitation as a driver. He married the former Sara Jane Friia
in 1969 and shortly thereafter was blessed with a son, Frank and
daughter Connie. At around this time he bought his first piece of
real estate which was also his first real investment. This led him
into a career as a realtor.
In 1979, with
his realty business prospering, Stabile was introduced to the Ozone-Howard
Little League by his son. He became involved and after serving as
manager, administrator and fundraiser, Stabile was elected President
of the organization. Through his efforts and those of a dedicated
staff of volunteers, the Ozone-Howard Little League has become one
of the largest, self-sufficient leagues in the nation.
Sadly, on January
1, 1990, Stabile's son was killed while sitting in his car when
his vehicle was struck by car driven by a suspect trying to avoid
a police chase. Frank Stabile was 18 years old.
helped raise money for children with life-threatening diseases,
the handicapped, churches, schools, civic organizations and community
boards. He is a past member of Community Board 10 in Queens and
is the current Vice President of the International Society of SS.
Cosma and Damiano, a philanthropic organization that has donated
regularly to St. Francis Heart Hospital, St. Jude Children's Hospital
and the Ronald McDonald House. He is also a cofounder of Angel's
On The Bay, another philanthropic organization that donates to local
charities and institutions, including Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.
of his many works, Stabile has received numerous humanitarian awards.
In 1991, the New York City Sub-Contractors honored him for his contributions
in ridding the City of the "Devil's Playground." An abandoned
lot in the Bronx that sat across from elementary school P.S. 43,
the lot was used by drug dealers and prostitutes. Through Stabile's
efforts, the lot became a parking lot for the school. For his actions
he was also honored with the Mayor's "Good Guy" award
and the Bronx Borough President's "Certificate of Merit."
In 1992, the
Queens Council of the Boy Scouts of America honored Stabile as Man
of the Year and in August of 1992 and again in April of 1993, he
was named Man of the Year by the Special Olympics Organization.
He has also been honored by former Congressman, the Rev. Floyd Flake,
the St. Anthony Society, The Metro Assembly of God Church, the Taxi
and Limousine Commission, The Queens Chapter of the American Cancer
Society and various chapters of the Columbia Association.
Stabile is also
a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, David O'Connel Post 2264 and
an honorary member of the American Legion and the West Hamilton
Beach Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Corp.
instrumental in aiding a local firehouse which was in need of a
new building. He contacted construction firms who were willing to
help and as a result, a new building was erected. It an official
ceremony in 1993, Stabile was presented with a commemorative plaque
for his help.
helped obtain land no longer needed by the City and converted it
into ballfields for children and families in southern Queens. The
ballfields were constructed at no expense to the City, state or
federal government, but through the generosity of community minded
business people who donated their time and resources.
1993, Stabile entered the political arena for the first time and
defeated 24-year incumbent City Councilman Walter Ward for the honor
of representing the 32nd Council District. The District includes
the communities of Woodhaven, Richmond Hill, Ozone Park, South Ozone
Park, Howard Beach, Hamilton Beach, Lindenwood, Broad Channel and
to his constituents as "Big Al," Stabile labored daily
to improve his district, especially its parks, schools and roadways.
He was instrumental in arranging for the visit of Pope John Paul
II who held Mass in Ozone Park.
His love of
children, compassion for people and reputation for never turning
anyone away and getting the job done, led to his overwhelming re-election
in November 1997.
In his second
term, Stabile has fought to improve conditions along the boardwalk
in Rockaway, fought against the toll on the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial
Bridge and taken up the fight to improve the everyday quality of
life for each of his constituents. His efforts and dedication has
earned him the friendship and respect of many politicians in both
parties. Among them, Governor George Pataki, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani,
Senator Charles Schumer, Congressman Anthony Weiner, Assemblyman
Michael Spano of Yonkers, Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio, City Council
Speaker Peter Vallone and Borough Presidents C. Virginia Fields
of Manhattan and Fernando Ferrer of the Bronx.
with both Republicans and Democrats in the City Council has led
him to lead productive and influential positions on the City Council
Committees for Transportation, Youth Services, Civil Service and
Labor, State and Federal Legislation and Finance. He has also previously
served on the Committee for Aging and is a member of the Council's
Sub-Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
lives with his family in Howard Beach and maintains Council offices
in Manhattan and in Ozone Park