50 over Fifty 2016

50 over 50

50 over Fifty 2016

50 over Fifty 2016


At City & State, we like our lists.

Every year we publish two 40 Under 40 lists, recognizing rising stars in politics and government in New York City and in Albany. We carefully assess the power players in the city and the state to bring you our annual Power 100 lists. As part of our Above & Beyond series, we honor women who stand out in their fields and military veterans who go beyond the call of duty. Every week, we present the biggest winners and losers in New York politics.

Now, we bring you something new: the 50 Over 50.

In this special section, we honor 50 New Yorkers who are at least 50 years old. We recognize the record of achievement of these outstanding figures, who have distinguished themselves in academia, advocacy, business, government, organized labor and other fields and professions.

Many of them are widely known. Others have become influential figures behind the scenes. All of them have an impressive record of accomplishment.

Congratulations to them all!


Bob Morgenthau,  Former Manhattan DA

Dick Ravitch Former Lt. Governor

Eleanor Randolph Former Editorial Writer,  New York Times

Ernie Logan President,  Council of School Supervisors & Administrators

Howard Rubenstein Chairman,  Rubenstein

Lilliam Barrios Paoli Former Deputy Mayor of Health, 

Merryl Tisch Former Chancellor,  Board of Regents

Ray Kelly Vice Chairman,  K2 Intelligence

Steven Spinola President Emeritus,  The Real Estate Board of New York

Tonio Burgos CEO,  Tonio Burgos & Associates Inc.

Abe Foxman Vice Chair,  Museum of Jewish Heritage

Agnes Gund Former President,  New York Museum of Modern Art

Alfonse D'Amato Founder & Managing Director,  Park Strategies

Andy Jagoda Professor and System Chair,  Mount Sinai Emergency Medicine

Bertha Lewis Founder & President,  The Black Institute

Bill Samuels Chairman,  Effective NY

Carl Weisbrod Chairman,  NYC Planning Commission

Carol Kellermann President,  Citizens Budget Commission

Charles O'Byrne SVP for Government Relations,  Related Rentals Companies

David Birdsell Dean,  Baruch College School of Public Affairs

David R. Jones, Esq. President and CEO,  Community Service Society of New York

Ed Cox Chairman,  GOP

Evan Goldberg President,  NYS Trial Lawyers Association

Frank Marino President & CEO,  Marino

Gary LaBarbera President,  Building Construction Trades Union

Gene Russianoff Senior Attorney,  NYPIRG

George Lence President,  Nicholas & Lence Communications LLC

Hector Figueroa President,  32BJ

James P. Molinaro Former Staten Island Borough President

Jay Hershenson Senior Vice Chancellor,  CUNY

Jerry Goldfeder Special Counsel,  Stroock and Stroock

Jim Capalino Chief Executive Officer,  Capalino and Company

Joe Lhota Former Deputy Mayor,  New York City

John Catsimatidis Chairman & CEO,  Red Apple Group

Lisa Linden President & CEO,  LAKPR

Lou Coletti President and CEO,  Building Trades Employers Association

Luis A. Miranda Managing Partner,  MirRam Group

Lynne Brown Sr. VP for University Relations and Public Affairs ,  New York University

Marcia Kramer Chief Political Correspondent,  CBS 2

Marty McLaughlin Partner,  Connelly, McLaughlin and Woloz

Paulette LoMonaco Executive Director,  Good Shepherd Services

Peter Ward President,  Hotel Trades Council

Robert Bishop Partner,  Pitta Bishop

Sam Roberts Urban Affairs Correspondent,  NY Times

Shirley McKinney Superintendent,  National Park Service Manhattan Sites

Stuart Appelbaum President,  RWDSU

Virginia Kee Board of Director,  The Open Door Senior Center

Vito A. Turso Deputy Commissioner, Public Affairs,  NYC Dept of Sanitation

Warren Licht President,  Northwell

William C. Thompson, Jr. Senior Managing Director & Chief Administrative Officer,  Siebert Brandford Shank, & Co., LLC

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