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Street Talk Ed Koch
Street Talk Ed Koch
Following Ed Koch's death on February 1, we asked locals about the former mayor's legacy.

BY ANTHONTY O’REILLY & ADJANI SHAH

I loved him; he was very straightforward. Overall his legacy will go on for a while…he knew where he stood.
Dennis DeBorger

I remember when he was mayor. He was a very good mayor, one of the best ones. The city was broke; I remember when he bought us out of that.
Elias Hernandez

He’s the best mayor we ever had in my time. He stood up to anybody and everybody; he’d tell you what he felt. He did what was best for New York.
Richard Murphy


He was honest. He said everything that had to be said and said it the
way it was. He wasn’t political in that sense.
Claire Pipolo

He had warmth toward people. He had a great sense of humor and he was
loved by the people. One of the greatest mayors of all time.
Anne Pipolo

He seemed like a pretty good guy; he helped the city in a financial crisis.
Joost Burgers

I thought he was terrific; he was full of life. His enthusiasm impacted how we viewed the city.
Joan Rosenberg

He was the quintessential New Yorker; he loved being the mayor. He was direct and honest and he was one of our greatest mayors.
Fred Warshaw

 

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