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FEB 07, 2013 - The Economist

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Ed Koch, 1924-2013: Farewell to the cheerleader

Top of the heap, king of the hill “WHENEVER I would fly home, especially if it was at night, there was the city of New York laid out before me and I thought to myself, ‘This belongs to me. It’s extraordinary. Thank you God’,” said Ed Koch, the former mayor of New York, at the start of Neil Barsky’s documentary about him. By the time he died on February 1st, on the day the documentary came out, Mr Koch was as much a New York icon as that skyline he looked out on. Indeed, he was more popular in 2013 than when he left City Hall in 1989.He and the Big Apple were a good fit. When he took ... Read More

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