Edward I. Koch, Former Mayor of New York (1924-2013)

Ed Koch

Former mayor of New York City, Edward I. Koch, has died at the age of 88. The New York Times has his full obituary.

Mr. Koch’s spokesman, George Arzt, said the former mayor died at 2 a.m. from congestive heart failure. He was being treated at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia hospital.

Last Word: Ed Koch

In an interview conducted in 2007, Former Mayor Edward I. Koch reflected on his life and political career, and talked of how he would like to be remembered.

Sundae in New York

1983 Academy Award winner for Best Animated Short Film Short. Mayor Ed Koch sings a variation on the “Theme from ‘New York, New York'” in an entirely clay-animated film depicting a variety of locations and celebrities associated with New York City.

video via David Friedman

photo by Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times

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