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Ed Koch

  1. vision 2020
    Will Bloomberg Break the Mold and Run a Competent Presidential Campaign?New York mayors, including the current one, who ran for president haven’t done very well. Maybe Bloomberg can do better.
  2. new york beginnings
    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.
  3. international politics
    The Time Ed Koch Faced Down a South American Assassination Threat AloneBy Uruguayan intelligence forces.
  4. naming things
    Queens Councilman Still Wants Ed Koch’s Name Taken Off the Queensboro BridgePeter Vallone Jr. has been fighting this one for a while.
  5. mistakes were made
    Ed Koch’s Tombstone Got His Birthday WrongSays 1942, not 1924.
  6. the racie for gracie
    Christine Quinn Only Has Lo-fi Endorsement From Dead Ed KochAwkward.
  7. heartwarming things
    Koch Exits Funeral to ‘New York, New York’Prepare to be heart-warmed.
  8. stand clear of the closing doors
    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. koch
    Ed Koch’s Death Sends New Yorkers to a MatineeTo see Koch.
  12. ed koch
    AIDS Controversy Added to Ed Koch’s New York Times ObituaryAn initial omission faced criticism on Twitter.
  13. in memoriam
    Ed Koch: A Life in PicturesRemembering the former mayor in photographs.
  14. ed koch
    Ed Koch, New York’s Last Mayor From Main StreetKoch stood up to the banks.
  15. notable quotables
    The Quotable Ed Koch: Wit, Wisdom, and One-LinersSome verbal gems from the late NYC mayor.
  16. Ed Koch, the Mayor Who Saved New York From Bankruptcy, Dies at 88His life and legacy.
  17. get well soon
    Ed Koch Moved to Intensive Care, But He’s Still AliveIt’s too early to start writing obituaries, CNN.
  18. ed koch
    Ed Koch Didn’t Get Much Time Out of the HospitalHe was readmitted two days after his release.
  19. city politics
    Ed Koch Sees Bloomberg’s New York as a Paradise of Racial HarmonyNot everyone would agree.
  20. get well soon
    Ed Koch Is Also in the HospitalIn New York though.
  21. video
    The Many Cameos of Politicians in TV and MoviesPlus a few first ladies!
  22. get well soon
    Ed Koch Is Back in the HospitalThis time with a respiratory infection.
  23. flattery
    Ed Koch Got a Special Visit From Sheldon AdelsonWas flattery enough to move the lukewarm Obama supporter to Romney’s side? 
  24. trust issues
    Ed Koch ‘Doesn’t Trust’ Obama on IsraelBut he’s supporting him anyway. 
  25. get well soon
    Ed Koch Hospitalized With AnemiaHe’s been “extraordinarily weak.”
  26. client 9
    Eliot Spitzer’s NY1 Debut Overshadowed by Ed Koch’s Enlarged ProstateSpitzer is not done paying for his sins.
  27. old people
    Ed Koch Replies to All His E-mails in LonghandThe elderly + technology. It never gets old.
  28. 2013
    Ed Koch Endorses Christine Quinn for MayorBecause Ray Kelly isn’t running.
  29. ed koch
    Ed Koch Is Back on the Obama BandwagonEd! So fickle!
  30. 2012
    Ed Koch Enjoyed His Recent Role As N.Y.-9 KingmakerHe’s thinking of taking it national.
  31. weinergate
    Could a Republican Be Elected to Fill Weiner’s Seat?That’s no longer such a far-fetched question to ask.
  32. fdny
    How to Get Hired by the FDNYTwo theories.
  33. bridge and tunnel
    Queensboro Bridge Has a New Name That Nobody Will Use“Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge.”
  34. the donald
    Ed Koch Is Impressed With Donald Trump’s Phoniness“He’s one of the great hucksters, and I say that admiringly.”
  35. ed koch
    Expect a Call From Former Mayor KochA robo-call, that is.
  36. judgments
    Ed Koch Loves Cher, Doesn’t Think Christina Aguliera Is That HotThe former mayor of New York shares his thoughts on ‘Burlesque.’
  37. reefer madness
    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.
  38. ed koch
    Ed Koch: White House Should ‘Denounce’ Questioning of Kagan’s Sexuality“White House is implicitly stating sexual orientation is a legitimate issue of discussion in the confirmation process.”
  39. the cuddle muddle
    Ed Koch Insists That Governor Paterson’s Resignation Is ComingWill Paterson resign in the next couple of weeks?
  40. gossipmonger
    Demi Moore Is a Puma, Not a CougarRowr! Purrr. Grrrowl. It’s all the same.
  41. the third terminator
    Ed Koch Doesn’t Appreciate John Liu’s Snubbing of Mayor BloombergNot meeting with Bloomberg was rude and outrageous, the former mayor tells us.
  42. early and often
    Ruben Diaz Sr. Tries to Take Back Gay ThreatAnd, even better, he reads Daily Intel!
  43. early and often
    Ruben Diaz Sr. Threatens the GaysThey’re — gasp — calling his office to try to talk to him! There will be consequences!
  44. early and often
    Bloomberg III: What Does Everyone Think?A collection of reactions to Mayor Bloomberg’s decision to run for a third term.
  45. early and often
    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.
  46. in other news
    Ed Koch Is Still AliveThe former mayor is the new poster child for Life Alert. And he didn’t even fall without being able to get up!
  47. gossipmonger
    Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen Indulge in Another Icky Husband-and-Wife PastimeAlso, Padma is dating a mogul, and Heidi Montag turned down the White House? Read more in our daily gossip roundup.
  48. in other news
    Is an Ed Koch Sex Scandal Next?Eliot Spitzer slept with hookers. Jim and Dina McGreevey had threesomes with their driver. Governor David Paterson’s list of conquests is starting to look like it could be longer than Wilt Chamberlain’s. And then there’s Ed Koch.
  49. early and often
    Rudy at His Rudest Before he became the mayor of America, Rudy Giuliani was the dark, petty, vindictive, small-minded, and possibly racist mayor of New York, GQ reminds us in their February issue’s “Oral History of Giuliani’s Temper,” in which mostly the usual suspects (Ed Koch, Al Sharpton, Jerry Hauer) share stories of tangling with Rudy at his well, rudest. “He has this streak, Rudy, where he looks for unnecessary confrontations,” retired NYPD chief Louis Anemone says. “Is he overcompensating? I sure as hell don’t know. But I worked with men, I worked with real men, and they didn’t have to do that.” Ouch. With Giuliani melting in the polls lately, the takedown doesn’t seem as urgent as it must have however many months ago they conceived of it, and there’s not a lot of new stuff, but it is a nice little walk down memory lane. All of the great incidents are here: Amadou Diallo, Giuliani’s role in the 1992 police riots, the scandal with the Brooklyn Museum, Abner Louima. Basically, it’s like a big, juicy gossip sesh, made all the more fun for the fact that Giuliani is probably pretty steamed up about it, since, as lawyer Marcia Paul puts it, “one wonders more than anything else whether the man has a sense of humor.”
  50. in other news
    Giuliani Gains Access to City’s Most ‘Exclusive’ Club!The Harmonie Club: Founded in 1852 by Jews after Christian clubs would not let them join, it’s lately been hitting headlines because of its own exclusivity. MTA chief Dale Hemmerdinger was pressured by black and Latino politicians to quit the club (he was a former president) before taking on his post this month. The membership of Bernard Spitzer, father of Eliot, has been much discussed of late, as has Barack Obama’s decision to cancel a fund-raiser there earlier this year. Mayor Bloomberg himself canceled his membership before taking office, citing their lack of diversity as his main complaint. So it’s perhaps an off choice of location for Rudy Giuliani’s Republican Jewish fund-raiser today, as the Daily News’s Daily Politics blog reports. The campaign was hush-hush about it, so maybe they were hoping no one would notice. It might also be the case that he agrees with Ed Koch and thinks the club has every right to exclude non-Jews. Or maybe he just doesn’t care what New Yorkers think of him anymore, unless they’re giving him money. Our secret theory is that he was confused and thought the Harmonie Club was only keeping out straight people. Just because of, you know, the name. Giuliani at the Harmonie? [NYDN]
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