Remembering Ed Koch

Ex-NY-mayor-Ed-KochTwitter chimes in and Former Mayor Ed Koch dies at 88.

The Associated Press reported: BREAKING: Ed Koch, outspoken three-term mayor who became brash symbol of New York City.

Video: Former mayor Edward I. Koch in his own words, "Do you miss me?" via The New York Times @nytimes

Video: Last Word: Ed Koch
In an interview conducted several years ago, Former Mayor Edward I.Koch reflects on his life and political career, and tells how he would like to be remembered.

A look back at the outspoken Ed Koch's most quotable moments via New York Daily News@nydailynews

‘I’m not the type to get ulcers, I give them.

‘If you don’t like the President, it costs you 90 bucks to fly to Washington to picket. If you don’t like the governor, it costs you 60 bucks to fly to Albany to picket. If you don’t like me — 90 cents.’

‘The knife of corruption endangered the life New York City. The scalpel of the law is making us well again.’

‘If you agree with me on nine out of 12 issues, you should vote for me. If you agree with me on 12 out of 12 issues, you should see a psychiatrist.’

‘The people have spoken ... and they must be punished.’

(Responding to a supporter who asked if he’d run again after his defeat in 1989)

‘Have you ever lived in the suburbs? ... It’s sterile. It’s nothing. It’s wasting your life, and people do not wish to waste their lives once they’ve seen New York! –Ed Koch ... This rural American thing — I’m telling you, it’s a joke.’

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RIP Mayor Ed Koch. NYC's home-brewed, up-from-the-streets politician can no longer say How am I doing? Will miss him. -- @DavidReporting via @papermagazine

Dr. Mehmet Oz@DrOz shared “My thoughts go out to the family of Mayor Ed Koch. He was a great man; the city of New York is forever indebted to him.”