Photos: Celebrating the leaders who built New York

Lenue H. Singletary III, senior vice president for Brooklyn Hospital Center; Dr. Wayne Riley, president of SUNY Downstate.
Lenue H. Singletary III, senior vice president for Brooklyn Hospital Center; Dr. Wayne Riley, president of SUNY Downstate.
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Lenue H. Singletary III, senior vice president for Brooklyn Hospital Center; Dr. Wayne Riley, president of SUNY Downstate.

Photos: Celebrating the leaders who built New York

City & State’s 50 over 50 gala recognized New York’s elder statespeople.
February 6, 2020

While many high-profile lawmakers in New York represent a new and younger generation, they stand on the shoulders of giants. On Jan. 27, City & State and AARP partnered to recognize 50 leaders over the age of 50 who have shaped New York’s past, present and future during an evening reception at Prince George Ballroom in Manhattan. The event featured keynote remarks from distinguished leaders including former Gov. David Paterson and former state Comptroller and SUNY Board Chairman H. Carl McCall. 

From left, Mary Paterson; Carl McCall, Lifetime Achievement honoree; former Gov. David Paterson, Lifetime Achievement honoree
From left, Mary Paterson; Carl McCall, Lifetime Achievement honoree; former Gov. David Paterson, Lifetime Achievement honoree
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  • From left, Mary Paterson; Carl McCall, Lifetime Achievement honoree; former Gov. David Paterson, Lifetime Achievement honoree
  • From left, Lenue H. Singletary III, senior vice president for Brooklyn Hospital Center; Dr. Wayne Riley, president of SUNY Downstate
  • Betsy Gotbaum, executive director of Citizens Union and emcee for 50 Over 50, addressing the crowd
  • Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams introducing Paterson
  • The crowd listens to the speaker lineup
  • Paterson delivers remarks while Adams laughs along with him
  • From left, McCall and Riley take a photo after they each delivered remarks
  • From left, Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez, commissioner of the New York City Department for the Aging and Lifetime Achievement honoree; Ana Oliveira, president and chief executive officer of The New York Women’s Foundation
  • Corey Johnson, speaker of the New York City Council, introduces Ethan Geto, principal at Geto & de Milly and Life Achievement honoree
  • From left, Geto and Johnson take a photo after they delivered remarks
  • Christine Quinn, president and CEO of Win, introduces Charles John O’Byrne, executive vice president for policy at Related Companies and Lifetime Achievement honoree
  • From left, Quinn and O’Byrne take a photo after they delivered remarks
  • Dr. Ramon Tallaj, board chairman for Somos Community Care, delivers remarks
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