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Mayor Ed Koch

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...

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 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.

"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.

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...

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.

'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....

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.

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...

Ed Koch Moved To Intensive Care

AP | Posted 04.02.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Former Mayor Ed Koch has been moved to intensive care for closer monitoring of the fluid in his lungs and legs, his spokesman said Th...

Ed Koch Hospitalized

AP | Posted 03.23.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Former New York Mayor Ed Koch (KAHCH') is back in the hospital for the third time in recent months. Spokesman George Arzt says Koch ...

Ed Koch Scheduled To Leave Hospital Monday

AP | Posted 02.09.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Former New York Mayor Ed Koch (kahch) has been released from a Manhattan hospital. Koch looked jovial as he spoke briefly Monday out...

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.

Ed Koch Released From Hospital

AP | Posted 11.07.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — How's he doing? Better. Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch (kahch) has been released from a hospital after being treated for anemia....

Former NYC Mayor Hospitalized

AP | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch (KAHCH) has been hospitalized for treatment of anemia. George Arzt, a spokesman for the Democrati...

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...