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King of the hill, top of
the heap: Koch’s swan song
is ‘New York, New York’

New York Post, by David Seifman and Leonard Greene

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Posted By:drive, 2/5/2013 7:28:21 AM

New York gave the ultimate send-off to beloved former Mayor Ed Koch yesterday — a standing ovation as his casket was carried out of a synagogue to the tune “New York, New York,” played as a dirge. Luminaries and ordinary citizens from every borough filled Temple Emanu-El on the Upper East Side to hear funny and poignant tales about the tall, bald one-man public-opinion poll with the whiney voice who personified New York City.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: notestofingers, 2/5/2013 8:26:47 AM     (No. 9159267)

What a wonderful sendoff. It could not have been more appropriate.He was the consumate New Yorker.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rather Read, 2/5/2013 8:27:37 AM     (No. 9159269)

I hope he is meeting up with his good friend, Cardinal John O´Connor. Godspeed Mr. Mayor, you and would have disagreed on a lot of things, but unlike the current crop of Dems, I know you would never have demonized me.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 2/5/2013 11:12:52 AM     (No. 9159669)

Goodbye Mayor Koch. New York is now worse off for your loss.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Alibi Inn, 2/5/2013 3:16:53 PM     (No. 9160276)

What a beautiful sendoff! Put a smile on my face.

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