Q&A: Ed Koch’s Life and Legacy

How the former New York City mayor, who died early Friday morning, left a lasting imprint


It was a time of giants in New York. Mario Cuomo was Governor. Ed Koch was mayor. Neither, I think, will be remembered for giant breakthroughs in governors,...

Ed Koch

The New York City that Mayor Ed Koch inherited in 1978 is almost unimaginable today: graffiti-filled subways; miles of abandoned buildings; filthy streets that...

See more Articles

Photo Essays

Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch, 1924-2013

Flamboyant New York City Mayor Ed Koch, the brash politician who oversaw the city’s financial recovery during three city hall terms, has died at age 88.

View more photo essays