Heart-Warming Moment of the Day: Mourners Applaud As Ed Koch’s Coffin Is Carried Out to ‘New York, New York’

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A Who’s Who of New York politicians and power players packed Temple Emanu-El on the Upper East Side this morning to bid farewell to Mayor Ed Koch. Among the eulogizers was Bill Clinton, who returned home early from a trip to Japan. “We miss you so much because we all know we are doing a lot better because you lived and served,” Clinton said. Mayor Bloomberg alluded to Koch’s famous campaign motto “How’m I doing?” when he described Koch “getting up to heaven, meeting God, and saying with a big smile, ‘How’d I do?’”

The funeral ended on a particularly moving note. Koch’s coffin was carried out of the temple to sustained applause and the organist’s rendition of “New York, New York.”

Koch Exits Funeral to ‘New York, New York’