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Ed Koch

  1. Not That Long Ago, New York Really Was Governed From a Smoke-filled BackroomAs late as 1989, an undemocratic entity called the Board of Estimate made the city’s key decisions. When it was banned, a new political era was born.
  2. The Time Ed Koch Faced Down a South American Assassination Threat AloneBy Uruguayan intelligence forces.
  3. Queens Councilman Still Wants Ed Koch’s Name Taken Off the Queensboro BridgePeter Vallone Jr. has been fighting this one for a while.
  4. Ed Koch’s Tombstone Got His Birthday WrongSays 1942, not 1924.
  5. Christine Quinn Only Has Lo-fi Endorsement From Dead Ed KochAwkward.
  6. Rebuild
    Sandy-Damaged Bridge Café Is Seeking Donations to ReopenLet’s not let this one close.
  7. Koch Exits Funeral to ‘New York, New York’Prepare to be heart-warmed.
  8. Should the MTA Rename a Subway for Ed Koch?This is not something it has ever done before.
  9. President Clinton, Mayor Bloomberg to Speak at Ed Koch’s FuneralPlus the grand musical finale: “New York, New York.”
  10. Ed Koch and the AIDS Crisis: His Greatest FailureA possible change of heart, late in life.
  11. Ed Koch’s Death Sends New Yorkers to a MatineeTo see Koch.
  12. AIDS Controversy Added to Ed Koch’s New York Times ObituaryAn initial omission faced criticism on Twitter.
  13. Ed Koch: A Life in PicturesRemembering the former mayor in photographs.
  14. RIP
    Peking Duck and Peter Luger: Ed Koch’s Love of New York FoodThe former mayor of New York City ate everywhere.
  15. Ed Koch, New York’s Last Mayor From Main StreetKoch stood up to the banks.
  16. The Quotable Ed Koch: Wit, Wisdom, and One-LinersSome verbal gems from the late NYC mayor.
  17. Ed Koch, the Mayor Who Saved New York From Bankruptcy, Dies at 88His life and legacy.
  18. Ed Koch Moved to Intensive Care, But He’s Still AliveIt’s too early to start writing obituaries, CNN.
  19. Ed Koch Didn’t Get Much Time Out of the HospitalHe was readmitted two days after his release.
  20. Ed Koch Sees Bloomberg’s New York as a Paradise of Racial HarmonyNot everyone would agree.
  21. Ed Koch Is Also in the HospitalIn New York though.
  22. The Many Cameos of Politicians in TV and MoviesPlus a few first ladies!
  23. Ed Koch Is Back in the HospitalThis time with a respiratory infection.
  24. Ed Koch Got a Special Visit From Sheldon AdelsonWas flattery enough to move the lukewarm Obama supporter to Romney’s side? 
  25. Ed Koch ‘Doesn’t Trust’ Obama on IsraelBut he’s supporting him anyway. 
  26. get well soon
    Ed Koch Hospitalized With AnemiaHe’s been “extraordinarily weak.”
  27. Eliot Spitzer’s NY1 Debut Overshadowed by Ed Koch’s Enlarged ProstateSpitzer is not done paying for his sins.
  28. Ed Koch Replies to All His E-mails in LonghandThe elderly + technology. It never gets old.
  29. Ed Koch Endorses Christine Quinn for MayorBecause Ray Kelly isn’t running.
  30. Ed Koch Is Back on the Obama BandwagonEd! So fickle!
  31. Ed Koch Enjoyed His Recent Role As N.Y.-9 KingmakerHe’s thinking of taking it national.
  32. Could a Republican Be Elected to Fill Weiner’s Seat?That’s no longer such a far-fetched question to ask.
  33. How to Get Hired by the FDNYTwo theories.
  34. Queensboro Bridge Has a New Name That Nobody Will UseEd Koch Queensboro Bridge.”
  35. Ed Koch Is Impressed With Donald Trump’s PhoninessHe’s one of the great hucksters, and I say that admiringly.”
  36. Expect a Call From Former Mayor KochA robo-call, that is.
  37. Celebrity Settings
    Kate Hudson Eats for Two at Indochine; Kevin Spacey Parties at Oak Room and MPDPlus: Adrian Grenier grabs some guac at Dos Caminos, Ted Nugent inadvertently rocks Old Homestead, and more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  38. Ed Koch Loves Cher, Doesn’t Think Christina Aguliera Is That HotThe former mayor of New York shares his thoughts on ‘Burlesque.’
  39. Which New York Politicians Have Smoked Pot, and How Embarrassed Are They About It?Some pretend they didn’t enjoy it, some lie, and some flat out brag about it.
  40. Ed Koch: White House Should ‘Denounce’ Questioning of Kagan’s SexualityWhite House is implicitly stating sexual orientation is a legitimate issue of discussion in the confirmation process.”
  41. Ed Koch Insists That Governor Paterson’s Resignation Is ComingWill Paterson resign in the next couple of weeks?
  42. Demi Moore Is a Puma, Not a CougarRowr! Purrr. Grrrowl. It’s all the same.
  43. Ed Koch Doesn’t Appreciate John Liu’s Snubbing of Mayor BloombergNot meeting with Bloomberg was rude and outrageous, the former mayor tells us.
  44. User's Guide
    Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Street Vending (But Were Too BusyAn awesome new pamphlet offers a brief history of the New York City street vendor. Did you know Jay-Z was one?
  45. loose threads
    Liz Claiborne Cuts 725 Jobs; Karl Lagerfeld to TestifyAlso, Tom Ford’s new ad campaign is out, and an ‘America’s Next Top Model’ book is in the works.
  46. Ruben Diaz Sr. Tries to Take Back Gay ThreatAnd, even better, he reads Daily Intel!
  47. Ruben Diaz Sr. Threatens the GaysThey’re — gasp — calling his office to try to talk to him! There will be consequences!
  48. Celebrations
    Four Seasons Turns 50So which power players did ‘Vanity Fair’ photograph for the occasion?
  49. Bloomberg III: What Does Everyone Think?A collection of reactions to Mayor Bloomberg’s decision to run for a third term.
  50. Chris Smith: A Bloomberg Oligarchy?Our columnist wonders at the forces that made Bloomberg feel that skirting the rules for a third term was necessary: namely, his cadre of mogul friends.
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