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Former New York City Mayor dies at age 88

Monday, Feb 4, 2013
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By Debra Pangestu

Remembering Ed Koch

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, who spent three terms helming the city he...View gallery

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Friday, Feb 1, 2013

Former Mayor Koch "A Quintessential New Yorker"

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.

Monday, Feb 4, 2013

New Yorkers Pay Tribute to Ed Koch

New Yorkers Pay Tribute to Ed Koch

New Yorkers paid their respects to Ed Koch as he was laid to rest on Monday. Andrew Siff reports.

Monday, Feb 4, 2013

Koch Friends Recall Life, Political Legacy

Koch Friends Recall Life, Political Legacy

Those who served with the former mayor and knew him the longest reflect on his life and political legacy. News 4's Senior Correspondent Gabe Pressman has the story.

Monday, Feb 4, 2013

Ed Koch, "Quintessential New Yorker," Mourned

Ed Koch, "Quintessential New Yorker," Mourned

Ed Koch was remembered at his funeral as a quintessential New Yorker and colorful mayor with a big brain but a bigger heart who dedicated his life to public service and still found time to be a doting grand-uncle. News 4's Government Affairs Reporter Melissa Russo reports.

Saturday, Feb 2, 2013

Remembering Former Mayor Ed Koch

Remembering Former Mayor Ed Koch

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, Feb 1, 2013

NYers, Pols Recall Their Beloved Mayor

NYers, Pols Recall Their Beloved Mayor

New Yorkers — from politicians to reporters to friends and voters — reflected on the life and legacy of Ed Koch. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg remembered the three-term former mayor as "our most...

Friday, Feb 1, 2013

New Yorkers Remember Former Mayor Ed Koch

New Yorkers Remember Former Mayor Ed Koch

New Yorkers share their best memories of former mayor Ed Koch with Marc Santia.

Friday, Feb 1, 2013

Mario Cuomo Remembers Sharp, Warm, Combative Koch

Mario Cuomo Remembers Sharp, Warm, Combative Koch

Former Gov. Mario Cuomo remembered late New York City Mayor Ed Koch as a fierce opponent in some of New York's most titanic political battles, which nonetheless led to one of the state's most effective governing...

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The larger-than-life former mayor of New York City died of congestive heart failure Feb. 1 at the age of 88.
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