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At the convention: Watching Kenneth Cole

Kenneth Cole is more than a name. It’s a brand.

Cole is the famous designer of men’s and women’s shoes, clothes and accessories. He also happens to be Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s brother-in-law.

Cole married into the Cuomo family after meeting the governor's sister, Maria, in 1986. On Wednesday, he happened to pick a seat with his wife near County Executive Mark Poloncarz at the Democratic National Convention.

He introduced himself to Poloncarz as “Ken.”

“I said, ‘It’s nice to meet you, Ken,’ ” Poloncarz said, before showing Cole his wrist. “‘And I love your watches.’ He laughed and said thank you.”

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