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Sylvia
02-01-2013, 11:05 PM
Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/01/us-koch-idUSBRE9100IW20130201

NY Times obituary: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/02/nyregion/edward-i-koch-ex-mayor-of-new-york-dies.html

Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444165804578009031499577070.html

Associated Press: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/02/01/ed-koch-mayor-who-became-a-symbol-of-nyc-dies/1882459/

New Yorker blog: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/johncassidy/2013/02/postscript-ed-koch-new-yorker-1924-2013.html

NPR story: http://www.npr.org/2013/02/01/170789121/ed-koch-outspoken-mayor-who-brought-n-y-back-from-the-brink-dies

Southpaw
02-02-2013, 12:41 AM
Broadway broke a water main in his honor today.

Flatiron Water Main Break (http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/02/01/watermain-break-impacting-subway-service-in-flatiron-district/)

allezfred
02-02-2013, 12:48 AM
The last time I was in NYC Ed Koch was Mayor. I guess I should try and get back at some stage and see if any of the hookers, pimps and junkies are still hanging around Port Authority. :shuffle:

Southpaw
02-02-2013, 12:50 AM
The last time I was in NYC Ed Koch was Mayor. I guess I should try and get back at some stage and see if any of the hookers, pimps and junkies are still hanging around Port Authority. :shuffle:

Nope. The bowling alley is still there, though.

Badams
02-02-2013, 01:24 AM
The last time I was in NYC Ed Koch was Mayor. I guess I should try and get back at some stage and see if any of the hookers, pimps and junkies are still hanging around Port Authority. :shuffle:

Nah...they're all in Schenectady. :lol:

heckles
02-02-2013, 01:25 AM
"Doctor, How'm I do..."

FigureSpins
02-02-2013, 03:43 AM
RIP I always liked Koch. He faced situations with humor and focus, although he did get a little crotchety at the end of his term. He had a great sense of humor on his WABC radio show, always fiesty and quick. All of Manhattan felt different after he left office.

paskatefan
02-02-2013, 12:17 PM
RIP, Ed. :(

Cachoo
02-02-2013, 07:00 PM
I liked him but if I had to work with him I have a feeling I would pull my hair out of my head in frustration. RIP.

Coco
02-02-2013, 08:58 PM
Long before Rudi Guiliani ever thought to put on a dress, there was Ed Koch. He really was a larger than life character.

Alex Forrest
02-02-2013, 09:24 PM
So I've been brought up to only speak nicely of the dead. So he's dead. How nice.

CanuckSk8r
02-03-2013, 01:24 AM
Too bad you missed to point in said lesson.