A stately farewell to a veteran reporter

The retirement of Al Amateau, a print journalist for 55 years, hardly went unnoticed. State and city politicians — including Assembly Member Richard Gottfried (above), Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer (second below) and Downtown’s Council Member Margaret Chin (bottom)— swung by SoHo’s P.J. Charlton Restaurant on Thurs., Aug. 2 to honor him with proclamations and wish him well. Former Villager and Downtown Express owner Elizabeth Butson (left) and former Downtown Express editor Josh Rogers (third below) also stopped by to toast Amateau.

Downtown Express photos by Tequila Minsky

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