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Mayor Ed Koch

Scholars in the Trenches: WWII Battle of the Bulge 70th Anniversary December 16, 1944-January 25, 1945

Lonna Saunders | Posted 03.31.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

As 70th anniversary remembrances wind down, the Battle of the Bulge, also known as the Ardennes Campaign, remains the U.S. Army's bloodiest, longest, largest land battle.

Mario: A Passionate Liberal With a Capital 'L'

Tom Allon | Posted 03.16.2015 | New York
Tom Allon

Mario Cuomo was a politician from a bygone era: a child of immigrants who through the sheer force of his intellect and his oratorical skills stood at the precipice of the highest office in the land. He talked about lifting the weak and the poor and he never wavered from his core principles.

WATCH: Protesters Disrupt Ceremony Honoring Ed Koch

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.13.2013 | New York

An event honoring Ed Koch was briefly disrupted by protesters Thursday, on what would've been the late New York City mayor's 89th birthday. At the...

Thank You, Mr. Mayor

Dominic Carter | Posted 04.10.2013 | New York
Dominic Carter

Very few people can redefine themselves after leaving office and stay relevant, but Koch did.

Ed Koch Lives

Richard Brodsky | Posted 04.09.2013 | New York
Richard Brodsky

Ed Koch exceeded himself, and long after his official policies and decisions fade into irrelevance, he will be seen as the man who was voted out of office only to make himself the embodiment of public virtue and human decency.

How Could the New York Times Screw Up Ed Koch's Obituary?

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Cutbirth

Love him or hate him -- and plenty of people did both -- former New York Mayor Ed Koch deserved better than he got from The New York Times on Friday. So did we.

"Do You Miss Me?" Asks Ed Koch as Friends and Foes Weigh His Legacy

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Bill Lichtenstein

I took this photo of a New York City subway stabbing, part of a wave of transit crimes that included Renee Katz, a flutist and student at the New York...

Ed Koch: The Death of a Liberal Israel Lover

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

The passing of Ed Koch marks the beginning of the end of an important era in American Jewish life. Koch represented a time when support for Israel was a quintessentially liberal cause.

Ed Koch: A Inspiration For Black-Jewish Relations

Rabbi Marc Schneier | Posted 04.06.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Marc Schneier

Even as he became a Jewish icon, Koch never forgot that he was mayor of all New Yorkers, striving to expand access to affordable housing and jobs for African-Americans and other minorities.

Mayor Yidl Itzik Koch, May His Memory Be For A Blessing

Arthur Kurzweil | Posted 04.06.2013 | Religion
Arthur Kurzweil

To some, Mayor Koch will be remembered as the signer of our nation's first pooper-scooper law. To others, it will be his extraordinary work creating affordable housing in New York City. To me, it was being asked to help trace his Jewish family history and genealogy.

Ed Koch and the Heart of New York

Steven Cohen | Posted 04.06.2013 | New York
Steven Cohen

While neither Ed Koch nor any of the mayors who followed him have been perfect, each played a key role in New York's remarkable comeback.

Ed Koch, Billie Boggs, and Serious Mental Ilness

DJ Jaffe | Posted 04.03.2013 | New York
DJ Jaffe

While many in New York City opposed Koch for trying to help Ms. Boggs because they thought being psychotic was an exercise of free will, rather than the inability to exercise free will, Koch did the right thing. Ed Koch was a leader. And he had a heart.

Farewell, Mr. Mayor

Christine C. Quinn | Posted 04.03.2013 | New York
Christine C. Quinn

All of New York City is in mourning today as we say goodbye to a great mayor, a great man and a great friend. Ed Koch dedicated his life to the five boroughs. He loved this city fiercely and it loved him back.

Ed Koch: He Did Just Fine

Howard Barbanel | Posted 04.03.2013 | New York
Howard Barbanel

Ed Koch was a member of The Greatest Generation and not just by accident of birth. He was an American patriot who spent a lifetime serving his country and his city. He wanted to make the world a better place, root out corruption and help people. In this, he was an outstanding success.

A Job Description for the Next Mayor of New York

Steven Cohen | Posted 11.10.2012 | New York
Steven Cohen

While nothing in local politics is ever simple, everything about local politics is very immediate and very real. The next mayor of New York City will have a significant impact on the future of this city.

Former NYPD Patrolmen Revealed As Famous '80s Graffiti Artist

Posted 01.07.2012 | Arts

In the history of graffiti, no rivalry has been as controversial or polarizing as the bouts between the NYPD and the writers of their city. Ever since...

The NYPD's "Privately" Funded War on Terrorism

Len Levitt | Posted 01.07.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

The bizarre and unexplained arrangement of the NYPD Counter-Terrorism Foundation has yet again left the public in the dark about the department's actions and its motives.

Dem Deserves to Lose Race for Anthony Weiner's Old Seat But ...

Dan Collins | Posted 11.12.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Democratic Assemblyman David Weprin deserves to lose the race for this Brooklyn-Queens congressional seat on general principles, but nothing good can come of his defeat.

Democrats Nervous About Race to Replace Anthony Weiner

Dan Collins | Posted 10.24.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

If Democrat David Weprin loses, the message will be that President Obama was wrong in the recent national debt debacle and the Republicans were right. Period.

Why the Ed Koch Bridge Is a Bad Idea

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Let's count the reasons that the Ed Koch Bridge is a non-starter. First, it's always a mistake to name things after the living, even if the honoree is 86 and unlikely to get involved in a sensational sex scandal.

Now You Can Take The 'Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge'

Bayside, NY Patch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

How'm I crossin'? In homage to the city's 105th mayor, the City Council Wednesday voted to rename the Queensboro Bridge to the "Ed Koch Queensboro ...

Mademoiselle Chambon: Movie Review By Ed Koch

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

Mademoiselle Chambon is just about as perfect as a film can be. In some fashion it reminded me of the 1945 British film, Brief Encounter, in terms of...

A Senior Progressive On Health Care

Lin B. Farley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lin B. Farley

We do not need more rationing and cost effective cutting of Medicare. We need to expand it. We need to improve it.