Ed Koch

Ed Koch: Hizzoner’s Best Bons Mots

Posted on 02/1/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

LegacyNew York has had a lot of colorful, idiosyncratic mayors, from Fiorello La Guardia to Rudy Giuliani. But Edward I. Koch, who led the city for three terms in the late 1970s and early 1980s, was perhaps the most quotable. Koch, who died on Feb. 1 at age 88 in New York, “could out-talk anybody in the authentic voice of New York,” as his hometown paper, the New York Times, put it. Here are 10 classic Koch bons mots. “Her …

Ed Koch: The Last Interview

Posted on 02/1/2013 by | Movies & TV | Comments

Legacy    “Ed Koch!” The voice on the phone was not so much identifying itself as trumpeting an introduction. This was Ed Koch, all right, barging into our phone conversation with the same ebullience that characterized his three terms as New York’s most popular and controversial mayor since Jimmy Walker. I caught up with Koch on January 10, at his modest Greenwich Village apartment. I can’t definitively say mine was the absolute last interview Koch granted before his death early …