Dean has always been Donavella’s Sheriff and always based in Queens. It is due to his strong control of his domain that Donavella was able to set himself up in Queens and Brooklyn quickly after the Bennett’s coup.
Dean does not allow anyone into his domian uninvited, or at least requesting passage. He has a large number of sentries around his domain and many would be trespassers turned up dead in the first few years of his rule as they sought to test whether Dean would follow through. Everyone now respects his wishes, Dean of course makes an exception for Donavella and any on his official business.
Dean is a very powerful Gangrel, Priscus of the clan and a member of the Primogen.