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East Village’s Amato Opera to Close

Okay, we're guessing Chuck's pants are Bonobos, and the coat is, um ... Anthropologie?

After 60 years, the tiny independent opera house — founded by Tony and Sally Amato — will stage its last production in May. The theater, which was founded in 1948 and moved to the Bowery in the sixties, has seen the neighborhood go through a lot of changes over the decades, and it will be missed. [Jeremiah's Vanishing New York]

Photo: Jeremiah's Vanishing New York