publication date: Thursday, January 19, 2017 (part of Winter 2017)
clue: He came out of Brooklyn as a movie producer, became a successful clothing and shoe man, and is now New York political royalty.
explanation: Cole, whose brother-in-law Andrew Cuomo is the governor of New York, is a successful clothing and shoe entrepreneur. In order to get around municipal codes, his business was initially founded as a "movie production company" that just happened to sell shoes. more…