- NEW YORK (AP) — Ed Koch's as mayor of New York fittingly, involved
Suddenly to do brash about a mass transit strike that crippled the city in 1980, he strode down to the Brooklyn not far from his City Hall office to encourage commuters who were to to work instead of aboard subway and
"I began to yell, 'Walk over the Walk over the We're not going to let these bastards us to our knees!' And to applaud," the famously combative, acid-tongued recalled at a 2012 forum.
He took his own advice, too. Days he walked from Manhattan across the Queensboro — formally renamed in his in 2011 — and was greeted with cheers from commuters trudging alongside and by crowds on the Queens side.
Koch's in rallying New Yorkers in the face of the was, he said, his biggest achievement as And it was a that was quintessentially Koch, who the from near-financial ruin a three-term run in which he embodied New York chutzpah for the rest of the world.
Koch died at 2 a.m. Friday at the age of 88 from congestive heart failure, George Arzt said. The funeral will be Monday at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan.
Koch was to NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia on Monday with shortness of and was moved to intensive care on Thursday for closer of the fluid in his lungs and legs. He had been two days after being treated for water in his lungs and legs. He had been admitted on Jan. 19.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Ed Koch, head who became a emblem of NYC, dies at 88