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Ed Koch RIP
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Posted - 2/1/2013 9:45:10 AM | show profile | flag this post
“Earlier today, New York City lost an irrepressible icon, our most charismatic cheerleader and champion, Edward I. Koch," Mayor Bloomberg said in a statement released this morning. "He was a great mayor, a great man and a great friend. In elected office and as a private citizen, he was our most tireless, fearless and guileless civic crusader. Through his tough, determined leadership and responsible fiscal stewardship, Ed helped lift the city out of its darkest days and set it on course for an incredible comeback. We will miss him dearly, but his good works – and his wit and wisdom – will forever be a part of the city he loved so much. His spirit will live on not only here at City Hall, and not only on the bridge the bears his name, but all across the five boroughs."
Posted - 2/1/2013 1:30:36 PM | show profile | flag this post
"Throughout his career, Koch was known for his Bronx-flavored bon mots. “If you agree with me on nine out of 12 issues, vote for me,” Koch once said. “If you agree with me on 12 out of 12 issues, see a psychiatrist.”
Ya gotta love that.
Posted - 2/1/2013 2:52:23 PM | show profile | flag this post
Gotta love this...
Koch did a "Last Word" interview -- a video obituary - with the New York Times before he died. The Times only releases the tape after the subject dies.
In it, Koch really DID get in the last work with Mario Cuomo -- calling his 1977 Mayoral opponent "a prick."
Posted - 2/1/2013 3:46:28 PM | show profile | flag this post
few if any politicians were more fun to watch..
he loved his city and he loved his life..
would that more were like him..
Posted - 2/6/2013 8:00:11 PM | show profile | flag this post
RIP. Koch did a lot for the City esp in his first two terms
and he certainly was a classic New York character.