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Ed Koch Dies: Former New
York City Mayor Dead at 88

ABC News, by Joel Siegel

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Posted By:Fb2002, 2/1/2013 6:33:58 AM

Ed Koch, the brash, colorful often confrontational mayor who helped to lead New York City out of its brush with bankruptcy in the 1970s, launching an astonishing municipal turnaround that continues to this day, has died. He was 88. Koch was recently readmitted to the hospital after being treated for water in his lungs, The Associated Press reported. A spokesman confirmed the news of Koch's death early this morning. Koch battled pneumonia in December and was being treated with antibiotics, and he was hospitalized and treated for anemia in September.
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Rest in peace Mayor Koch. You were authentic, spoke your mind and always did your best. You had common sense and in your own words, you were not looney as are most liberals. Thanks for getting my city fixed financially, and setting the stage for Mayor Guiliani to really turn around the Big Apple.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/1/2013 6:38:10 AM     (No. 9151826)

Just terrible.I loved mayor Koch even though he was a liberal,he was at least honest. RIP.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rather Read, 2/1/2013 6:48:55 AM     (No. 9151835)

I hope Ed Koch is reunited with his good friend Cardinal John O´Connor in heaven. I may not have always agreed with Hizzoner, but I always respected him.

RIP Ed Koch.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 2/1/2013 6:53:00 AM     (No. 9151840)

He used to call Al Sharpton - "Al Charlatan".
He was also a true friend of Israel and remained so after his party was completely overtaken by the dark side.

RIP


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Reply 4 - Posted by: avital2, 2/1/2013 6:54:19 AM     (No. 9151842)

one of a kind. z"l

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Reply 5 - Posted by: R. Edgar, 2/1/2013 7:18:43 AM     (No. 9151860)

When I think "colorful" I think Ed Koch. I´m going to miss his presence on the political scene. And he´s the same age as my father (we lost Mom before Christmas, of similar sounding complications as the mayor). It all makes me feel sad. Baruch dayan emet.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: youngtexan, 2/1/2013 7:22:20 AM     (No. 9151867)

Wow. Another good person dead.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 2/1/2013 7:22:27 AM     (No. 9151868)

His presence will be missed. I still can´t respect his endorsement of Obama both times, maybe it was onset dementia.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: CEP, 2/1/2013 7:34:50 AM     (No. 9151882)

Rest in Peace Mayor you will be missed.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bloviate, 2/1/2013 7:39:06 AM     (No. 9151891)

It was fun while it lasted. RIP Mayor Koch.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: john56, 2/1/2013 7:44:48 AM     (No. 9151899)

RIP, Mayor Koch.

Which means there really aren´t any Democrat/liberals left who really want to save America.

Sad. We need more people who can disagree but find ways to work together. And the left has decided that´s not their way anymore.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jalo1951, 2/1/2013 7:50:33 AM     (No. 9151909)

I liked Koch. He was a good interview and didn´t mince words. Certainly didn´t agree with everything he said or believed but I thought he was a more honest politician than most. RIP

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 2/1/2013 8:09:41 AM     (No. 9151936)

Never been to NY, but I always imagined that Ed Koch represented all that was the best of NYC. Now Shumer and his ilk represent all that is the worst. RIP Mr. Mayor.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: avikingman, 2/1/2013 8:14:20 AM     (No. 9151944)

Good take #12.
I shook hands w hizzoner once at the 86th St. subway entrance when he was campaigning. A pleasant man.
Politics a mess.
May you RIP Mayor, God speed.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Grace Veritas, 2/1/2013 8:14:50 AM     (No. 9151947)



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Reply 15 - Posted by: Grace Veritas, 2/1/2013 8:16:52 AM     (No. 9151955)

One of the few liberals who was actually a friend of Israel.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Donna M, 2/1/2013 8:21:27 AM     (No. 9151965)

Ed Koch was colorful, but frankly he played better out of town. Understand that it was really all about Ed making headlines and his own self-importance. He endorsed a good man, Jim Turner, for the Weiner congressional seat basically to get noticed, held Obama up on the Israel support to get noticed just so Obama to kiss his ring--because any smart person knew Obama´s hate for Israel, etc. Being a good Village lib, any hip person knew he´d support Zero in the end no matter what. Did he campaign for Turner on the second round? No. He´d get on NY radio on Mark Simone or John Gambling and bloviate.

As to being mayor, Koch presided of the decline of NYC, particularly in his last 4 years 1986-90, and for the 4 year unmitigated disaster that was David Dinkins. (Bless you, Rudy!)

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Donna M, 2/1/2013 8:24:05 AM     (No. 9151974)

Apologies for the grammar slips above: ´Obama would kiss his ring´, ´presided over the decline´. Lest I sound unsympathetic, RIP Ed: we did have some good years with you in the first term.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: bpl40, 2/1/2013 8:24:37 AM     (No. 9151975)

He was a Liberal but not a Leftist. Exchanged greetings with him on the Upper East Side a few years ago. RIP.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: JAN, 2/1/2013 8:31:12 AM     (No. 9151992)

His foibles were outweighed by his sense of decency.

Was saddened recently when he said he knew Obama would backtrack on support for Israel.

Koch did support GW Bush over albore and kerry, IIRC.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: kar120c, 2/1/2013 8:36:17 AM     (No. 9152004)

Honest. Candid. Decent.
How am I doin? Mr. Mayor, you did good.


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Reply 21 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 2/1/2013 8:37:24 AM     (No. 9152006)

Agree w/ many others. He had a sense of decency and ebullience that escapes most liberals today. RIP Hizzoner.

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Ed Koch, the brash, colorful often confrontational mayor who helped to lead New York City out of its brush with bankruptcy in the 1970s, launching an astonishing municipal turnaround that continues to this day, has died. He was 88. Koch was recently readmitted to the hospital after being treated for water in his lungs, The Associated Press reported. A spokesman confirmed the news of Koch's death early this morning. Koch battled pneumonia in December and was being treated with antibiotics, and he was hospitalized and treated for anemia in September.
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