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John Montone

Radio Free Montone: A Look Back At 2013

Ask me on a Friday what story I covered on the Monday of the same week and most weeks I’d have to flip open the pages of my reporter’s notebook to answer you. But some stories stick.

01/10/2014

Letters from John Cardinal O'Connor to former Mayor Ed Koch up for auction. (credit: Doyle New York)

Letters Former Mayor Ed Koch Received From Dignitaries Sold At Auction

Last week, the auction house sold furniture and artwork from Koch’s home in Greenwich Village. The items auctioned off netted a total of $51,755, surpassing the pre-sale estimate of $20,115-30,690, Doyle New York said.

11/25/2013

Items once owned by late Mayor Ed Koch. (credit: Doyle New York via CBS 2)

Former Mayor Ed Koch’s Furniture, Art Up For Auction

A set of dining room chairs designed by Frank Lloyd Wright sold Monday for more than $11,000 at an auction of furniture and other possessions of the late New York Mayor Ed Koch.

11/18/2013

Quinn With Koch's Friends

Quinn Gathers With Ed Koch’s Longtime Friends To Remember Late Mayor

City Council Speaker and Democratic mayoral candidate Christine Quinn took a seat at the table Saturday at the weekly luncheon with late Mayor Ed Koch’s inner circle.

09/07/2013

Former New York mayor Ed Koch attends the third presidential debate in the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University October 15, 2008 in Hempstead, New York. This is the final debate before voters will go to the polls in the 2008 general election on November 4. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Mistake On Grave Marker Makes Koch Appear Younger Than Bloomberg

A visitor to Mayor Ed Koch’s gravesite would be led to believe he was 10 months younger than Mayor Michael Bloomberg – who was born Feb. 14, 1942. Koch was, in fact, 17 years older than the current mayor.

06/17/2013

Former New York City mayor Ed Koch (file/credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)/Timothy Cardinal Dolan At Christmas Day Mass (file/credit: CBS 2)

Ed Koch Remembered At St. Patrick’s Mass

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch’s family and friends attended mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Sunday – a favorite activity of the late Jewish mayor.

06/02/2013

The quintessential New Yorker and 105th Mayor of New York City died Feb. 1. He was 88. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

Ed Koch Leaves Behind $850,000 In Will

The details of late New York City Mayor Ed Koch’s will have been released.

03/11/2013

Mayor Ed Koch

Audiofile: February – The Month In Sound

The shortest month of the year was jam-packed with news.

02/28/2013

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Poll: Rudy Giuliani Was New York City’s Best Mayor Of Last 50 Years

A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday found 31 percent of city voters said Giuliani did the best job.

02/28/2013

Grand Central Terminal is decorated for its centennial celebrations.(credit: AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand)

Eye On New York: Saying Goodbye To Ed Koch, The History Of Grand Central Terminal, And More

New Yorkers recently said goodbye to the colorful, outspoken, and at times controversial Mayor Ed Koch; his life was recently depicted in a documentary that opened on the day that he died.

02/17/2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn delivers the 2013 State of the City address. (credit: City Council via Flickr)

Quinn Delivers State Of The City Address, De Blasio Calls It ‘Kabuki Theater’

The City Council speaker spoke to a packed Council chamber and was interrupted by applause many times.

02/11/2013

Former New York mayor Edw Koch is carried in a casket in front of a ceremonial guard at the end of a funeral service in New York, February 4, 2013. (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Ed Koch Remembered As New York City’s ‘Quintessential Mayor’

Mourners applauded and Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” played as Koch’s wooden casket was carried by six uniformed officers from the NYPD and FDNY out of Temple Emanu-El on Monday.

02/04/2013

The casket carrying former Mayor Ed Koch is removed from Temple Emanu-El following the funeral - Feb. 4, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Politicians, Public React To Ed Koch Funeral

Bagpipes played Monday as the casket of late former Mayor Ed Koch was carried out of Temple Emanu-El on the shoulders of NYPD pall-bearers and and was followed by mourners both connected and common.

02/04/2013

Former New York mayor Ed Koch attends the third presidential debate in the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University October 15, 2008 in Hempstead, New York. This is the final debate before voters will go to the polls in the 2008 general election on November 4. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

77th Street No. 6 Line Subway Station To Be Renamed For Mayor Koch

Late Mayor Ed Koch will soon have a subway station on the Upper East Side named in his honor.

02/03/2013

FILE - Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Bryan Cave LLP)

Bloomberg, Bill Clinton To Eulogize Former Mayor Ed Koch

Per Koch’s request, three flags will be on display during the service – the American flag, the Israeli flag and the flag of the City of New York. The service will end with the playing of a “hymn-like” slower version of “New York, New York.”

02/03/2013

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