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Former New York City Mayor dies at age 88

Former Mayor Koch "A Quintessential New Yorker"

Former Mayor Ed Koch, the combative, acid-tongued politician who rescued the city from near-financial ruin during a three-term City Hall run in which he embodied New York chutzpah for the rest of the world, died Friday. He was 88. Gabe Pressman reflects on the former mayor's life and legacy.

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