Koch on Manes: "He's My Friend." - NBC New York

Koch on Manes: "He's My Friend."

Ed Koch's third term as mayor was besmirched by scandal, including the attempted suicide of friend and political ally Donald Manes in January, 1986. Koch was asked by Gabe Pressman if he still viewed Manes as a friend. He said he always would be. Manes committed suicide in March of the same year.