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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...

Late Mayor's Letters To Be Auctioned

AP | Posted 11.25.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — During his reign as mayor of New York and for years after, Ed Koch corresponded with heads of state and other dignitaries. On Monda...

FBI Releases Ed Koch Documents

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 09.08.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Documents released for the first time Tuesday from the FBI file on former New York City Mayor Edward Koch detail one of the more obscure c...

Ed Koch Tombstone Engraved With Wrong Birth Date

AP | Posted 06.18.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch meticulously planned his own funeral, but his tombstone has the wrong birth date. NBC 4 New York (http...

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.

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 in Paris

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 04.08.2013 | New York
Joan Z. Shore

Jacques Chirac was elected mayor of Paris in 1977; Edward Koch was elected mayor of New York in 1978. The two were destined to meet just a few years later when Koch made a week-long visit to Paris -- specifically, to find out how another great metropolis was run.

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

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 04.06.2013 | Gay 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.

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.

The NYPD's Big Lie

Len Levitt | Posted 04.06.2013 | New York
Len Levitt

The NYPD has violated a longstanding court order in its pervasive spying on Muslims and lied about it, according to papers to be filed today in federal court.

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.

PHOTOS: Funeral Held For Former Mayor Ed Koch

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 04.06.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Ed Koch couldn't have chosen a more appropriate final farewell to New York City. An organist played "New York, New York," the iconic...

Clinton To Speak At Late Former Mayor's Funeral

Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Ed Koch is being remembered as the quintessential New Yorker – an admired but tough, colorful former mayor w...

Koch Funeral Set For Monday

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 02.02.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- In 1977, New York City was deep into its worst fiscal crisis ever. Riots erupted that summer during a blackout. And a fire in one of the m...

Was Ed Koch Gay? LGBT Community Weighs In On Late NYC Mayor's Sexuality And Legacy

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.01.2013 | Gay Voices

New York City's ever-colorful, and ever-single former mayor died Friday at the age of 88. Ed Koch will be remembered for many things -- namely his fin...

Obama Praises 'Extraordinary Mayor'

AP | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is praising former New York Mayor Ed Koch as an "extraordinary mayor, irrepressible character, and quintessential...

Ed Koch: Mayor of the Lost City of New York

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 04.03.2013 | New York
Andrew J. Lederer

He was one of those great figures. Most of us alive today didn't know LaGuardia or Gentleman Jimmy Walker. But we knew Ed Koch, The Man, The Mayor, The Movie Reviewer.

How Am I Doing? Koch: The Movie

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.03.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

On Wednesday morning, just after the premiere of Neil Barsky's documentary Koch, the news came on a television crawl: Ed Koch had missed the party, hospitalized. And this morning, on the film's opening day, he has died.

'How'm I Doing?': The Best Ed Koch Quotes

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.02.2013 | New York

-- A look at some of the famous lines over the years from former New York City Mayor Ed Koch: _"How'm I doing?"...

NY Pols React To Death Of NY's 'Mayor For Life'

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.03.2013 | New York

Reaction to death of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch: "Ed Koch was an extraordinary mayor, irrepressible character, and quintessential New Yorker....

Ed Koch's Gravestone Carries Daniel Pearl's Last Words

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 02.01.2013 | Media

New York City Mayor Ed Koch, who died on Friday, inscribed American journalist Daniel Pearl's last words on his gravestone. Pearl died 11 years earlie...

Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch Dies

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 04.03.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — When Ed Koch was mayor, it seemed as if all of New York was being run by a deli counterman. Koch was funny, irritable, opinionated, o...