July 9, 1985 |
Declaring that "being mayor of New York is the best job in America," Edward I. Koch said today that he will seek a third term in City Hall. Koch said that he helped lead New York through its years of fiscal crisis, and that the city "learned to rely on leadership, experience, hard work, common sense, honesty and new ideas." Koch, 60, unsuccessfully ran for governor in 1982.
April 27, 1987 |
Mayor Edward I. Koch announced Sunday that he plans to visit California and four other states to discuss issues ranging from AIDS to the economy. Koch said he will discuss the "urban agenda" during trips to Michigan, Kansas, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He is scheduled to address the Economic Club of Detroit today.
February 1, 2013 |
It seems fitting, if sad, that Ed Koch should pass away on the same day that "Koch, " a documentary about his life, opened in Manhattan. Though the three-term mayor of New York City, who died early Friday of congestive heart failure, is best known for overseeing the city during the dark days of the late 1970s and '80s, hizzoner was also a prolific and indefatigable media personality who appeared as himself in dozens of television shows, commercials, movies and news broadcasts over the years.
February 25, 2002 |
Bill Koch earned the only medal ever won by a U.S. athlete in Nordic skiing at the 1976 Winter Games in Innsbruck. A bearded 20-year-old from Vermont, Koch won the silver medal in the 30-kilometer cross-country race, finishing just 28 seconds behind Sergei Savelyev of the Soviet Union. And according to news reports, there was not a single American fan or journalist in attendance. Koch is still rather anonymous--and hard to find. The search for Koch starts with the U.S.
May 9, 1992
In the defender series, Bill Koch's groans about his San Diego reception were premature. While Dennis Conner still drew breath, Koch's usurper status--a David versus Goliath drama--lived on. With his storied I.Q. and many degrees, Koch should've expected that, and tried bearing it with grace. After all, Conner laboriously gave us the Cup not once, but twice. But more than that, when this Cup finally (properly) began, his was the conduct to be respected. He didn't accuse the racing committee and ESPN of improper conduct.
August 18, 1991
I just read Josh Getlin's profile of me ("The Ed Koch Show," June 27). I will limit my comments to one overwhelming factual error on the part of Mr. Getlin. He says that I "once criticized news anchorman Dan Rather for allegedly insulting Saudi sensitivities during the Persian Gulf War." That is totally (at) variance with what happened. I prepared a commentary saying that both Rather and CBS owed the American soldiers and their families an apology for having revealed that the soldiers were being entertained in traditional American vaudeville fashion with women participating in the show.
April 24, 2014
Re "The right takes aim at the solar industry," April 20 The vast sums of money used by the Koch brothers and their ilk originated from average Americans fueling their vehicles and powering their homes. Billions of dollars are sucked out of our economy by those who want us to keep using carbon-based energy. The use of oil, coal and natural gas has massive external costs that are not paid by the end user. This is the reason government regulators are trying to level the playing field by providing reasonable incentives for solar energy.
February 2, 2013
Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch died the same day a new documentary about his life and legacy opened in New York. "Koch," which will open in Southern California theaters beginning March 1, offers evidence that the combative mayor had mellowed little in his later years. Filmmaker Neil Barsky conducted extensive interviews with Koch in his Manhattan apartment in 2010 and early 2011, where the former mayor, who ruled New York from 1978 to 1989, spoke of his controversial time in office, offering no restrictions on subject matter or time.
August 7, 1987 |
Mayor Edward I. Koch experienced dizziness, nausea and slurred speech Thursday while riding in his official limousine and was rushed to a hospital in Manhattan where doctors said it appeared that he had suffered a spasm of a cerebral artery. Physicians at Lenox Hill Hospital on Park Avenue first feared that Koch, 62, had undergone a stroke, but at a briefing several hours later they gave a more optimistic report and said that the mayor should not have any permanent medical damage.
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December 13, 1986 |
It's not every mayor in America who is the inspiration for a Broadway play. Nor do many have the audacity, hucksterism and guts to write a tell-all, best-selling autobiography--while still in office. And few invoke the fascination that lands them a spot on the couch for the Johnny Carson show. But then, not every mayor is Edward I. Koch, the most polished politician in the Big Apple and the grandest municipal pooh-bah in the land.