Spokesman George Arzt said Koch died at 2 a.m. at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia hospital of congestive heart failure. The funeral will be Monday at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan.
Most people who knew late former New York City Mayor Ed Koch say he was a character. but according to Rutgers University Newark Professor Robert Snyder, his comments weren’t always entertaining.
Statements and condolences have been pouring in since news that former New York City Mayor Ed Koch died early Friday morning.
“How’m I doin’?” That was the refrain of Edward Irving Koch, who we knew simply as Ed Koch.
“How’m I doing?” was his trademark question to constituents, although the answer mattered little to Koch. The mayor always thought he was doing wonderfully.
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Former New York City mayor Ed Koch passed away Friday at the age of 88. Known for his outspoken personality and famous remarks, Koch was not shy about speaking his mind, often giving reporters plenty to write about.
Neal Barsky, the filmmaker behind the documentary “Koch” joined The Couch by phone to tell us what it was like to work with the beloved New York City Mayor.
“Shock, frankly, all though I knew that Ed was not well and I knew that we has in intensive care. Still, I was not quite prepared for that,” Dinkins said. “He seems to be indestructible. I thought he’d go on forever.”
Ed Koch, the iconic three term mayor of New York City, became so identified with New York City as to become a kind of “brand ambassador” of the city to America and the world.
One of the permanent memorials to late former New York City Mayor Ed Koch will be the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge and indelible in our memories will be Koch welcoming us to it.
The 88-year-old former mayor of New York City is battling a build-up of fluid in his lungs and legs.
The former mayor was readmitted to the hospital on Monday with fluid build-up in his ankles and lungs, two days after he was released. Koch was first hospitalized for water in his lungs and legs on Jan. 19.
Just two days after he was released, former Mayor Ed Koch was back in the hospital Monday.
Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch was released from the hospital Saturday afternoon, a week after being admitted with fluid in his lungs and swollen ankles.
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