My Kozels were in Ohio, Michigan and Rochester, and originally from Russian Poland or Ukraine, but I have search ideas for you.
Are you looking for an ancestor or a living relative? There is more than one Vincent Kozel in the Soc Sec Death Index, although only one shows New York:
KOZEL SR, VINCENT 21 Feb 1916 Dec
1970 54 (not specified) (none
specified) New York 127-01-2210
If you are looking or living relatives, there is more than one listed at veromi.net from Albany NY, but you can try to pick the appropriate listing by age and then use a phone directory site such as http://411.com
to try to get contact information.
The following page gives tools and hints about finding people through public records sites and search engines:http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~thecohens/...
If he was born before 1930, then look for parents and siblings in free census records at FamilySearch and Heritage Quest, links and information about free census resources are athttp://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~thecohens/...
If your Vincent has passed away, then his obituary might be very helpful, links to obituary resources are also on the above page.