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Housing First Doesn't Work: The Homeless Need Community Support

Pat LaMarche | Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

With commentary that would make any civil rights advocate cringe, Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness President and CEO Ralph DaCosta Nunez explained that three public policy implementations alienated the average American voter.

AIDS in New York -- The First 5 Years: Where Did All the Lads Go?

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 08.19.2013 | Arts
Alison Winfield Burns

Neglect and inaction slew our loved ones. Mowed them down like lawn. But if Freddie Mercury is in his grave, so is Mayor Koch. May God rest their souls. Don't we wish them all back again, oh so ardently and with so many tears, don't we wish?

Tribute to Mayor Koch: A Man Who Stood Up

Reshma Saujani | Posted 04.15.2013 | New York
Reshma Saujani

Most people will remember Ed Koch as a crusader for New York, but to me he will always be the person who saw a crisis, stood for his convictions and spoke out on behalf of refugees in a far away country because he knew it was right thing to do.

One More Koch Story

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 04.07.2013 | New York
Reese Schonfeld

One of Mayor Koch's greatest successes was putting an end to a Tammany Hall patronage system that rewarded its loyal supporters with judgeships whethe...

What If Ed Koch's Father Had Been Turned Back?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 04.06.2013 | New York
Megan Smolenyak

As we mourn the passing of larger-than-life mayor, Ed Koch, who loved New York City so much that he spent $20,000 to ensure he would be buried there and never have to leave, it's worth remembering his immigrant father, Leib (later Louis) Koch.

Edward I. Koch: 'I Don't Do Cinematography'

Tom Allon | Posted 04.06.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

If Martians landed on our planet and demanded I teach them what a New Yorker is, I'd go no further than show them the hours and hours of videotape of Edward I. Koch jousting at press conferences in the 1980s.

Ed Koch And The Corruption Of The Gay Closet

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

At this very moment there are closeted gay politicians in Washington and across the country voting against gay rights in part to cover for themselves, driven by personal ambition. They are dangerous individuals.

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.

The Central Park Five Deserve Economic Justice

Tom Allon | Posted 01.29.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

When you rob five young men of their youth, innocence and educational opportunity and put them and their families through hell for more than a decade, you owe them more than an apology -- you owe them restitution.

A Photo History Of NYC's Mayoral Residence, Gracie Mansion

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.29.2012 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg doesn't think mayors should live in Gracie Mansion. Built in 1799 by a rich merchant named Archibald Gracie, the Upper East Side e...

'The Dark Knight Rises' And Occupies The Queensboro Bridge

Posted 11.14.2011 | New York

Filming for "The Dark Knight Rises" may have spurred some excitement for protestors when production occupied Wall Street recently, but this past weeke...

Ed Koch: "Always a Bridesmaids?

Ed Koch | Posted 08.16.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

While worth seeing, some will find Bridesmaids, as I did, a little too raunchy. Having a woman defecate in a sink was too much for me.

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (A Mayor Koch Review)

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

This documentary deals with the fall of former New York governor Eliot Spitzer, who while in office, used an escort service that charged upwards of $2...

All Good Things: A Mayor Koch Review

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

This is an extraordinary movie allegedly based on the Durst real estate family of New York. It's a bizarre story, and the acting of the principals, Kirsten Dunst, Ryan Gosling and Frank Langella, is terrific and, on occasion, terrifying.

Black Swan: A Mayor Koch Review

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

I hope I will not be thought of as a coarse Philistine for not praising this film. I confess that I am not a devotee of the ballet; indeed, I have att...

Remembering John Lennon

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

On the thirtieth anniversary of the death of John Lennon, I'd like to review the new film Nowhere Boy, about the early life of the legendary Beatle.

Hathaway and Franco?! Don't Be Ridiculous. (A Mayor Koch Commentary)

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

They're not comedians... they're actors. (And very good ones at that.) So why are Anne Hathaway and James Franco hosting the 2011 Academy Awards?

The Town (A Mayor Koch Review)

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch


The Disappearance of Alice Creed

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

When I went to see this film, there were only about ten people in the theater. I liked it anyway. If you're a fan of film noir, I urge you to go. Th...

Middle Men (A Mayor Koch Review)

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

A.O. Scott, in his review of this film, leaves the reader with the impression that Middle Men is a soft-porno flick, akin to Boogie Nights. It's not.

Ed Koch: You're Either on the Side of the Angels, or You're a Bum

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Blake Fleetwood

I am intrigued by former Mayor Ed Koch's Don Quixote campaign to rid the New York State's dysfunctional legislature of all the crooks and bums.

Salt: A Mayor Koch Review

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

She's got big lips... some think they're beautiful. I just think they're big lips. But either way, she still can't pull off playing a wonder woman, which is what Angelina Jolie attempts to do in Salt.

Inception: A Mayor Koch Review

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

Hype, hype, hype, is what we have here. Why did the critics give this junk their highest ratings? It does not hold a candle to the Matrix series.

Cyrus (A Mayor Koch Review)

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

If any movie can put you to sleep, this is the one. It is billed as a comedy but, believe me, it is dead weight from beginning to end. I saw the fil...

Winter's Bone (A Mayor Koch Review)

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch