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Ed Koch: A Look Back

The iconic former mayor in his own words.

The above video was taken on Sept. 12, 2011. Former mayor Ed Koch — magnanimous in victory after endorsing Bob Turner for Congress — explained why he thought it was important to send President Barack Obama a message on Israel.

In the second featured video, city residents speak about Koch's legacy.

Harriet Brown February 02, 2013 at 06:20 PM
My condolences to his family. I remember strongly disagreeing with many of his policies. We are still trying to recover from his draconian cuts to education. He created the homeless problem by gentrification. He tore down the SROs where many who are homeless now, lived. Last but not least, he as a Democrat supported many Republican candidates, which infuriated many Democrats, including myself.

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