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  • Engraver etches wrong birth year on Ed Koch tombstone

    June 18, 2013 | 10:06 am

    A tombstone engraver made Ed Koch nearly two decades younger after carving the wrong birth year into the New York City mayor’s granite slab.

    Tommy Flynn of Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers Inc. transposed two numbers in Koch’s birth year, making him born in 1942 rather...

  • Movie salutes the colorful Ed Koch

    By Tom Tugend

    February 13, 2013 | 1:37 pm

    New York Mayor Edward Irving Koch, universally addressed as “Ed,” was a master of timing and promotion.

    So one may assume that he would have applauded the timing of his departure, at 88, on Feb. 1, which coincided with the release in his home city of the documentary “Koch,” to...

  • Ed Koch Eulogized as Friend of Israel, Jewish People

    February 7, 2013 | 9:52 am

    Ed Koch was remembered as a friend of Israel and the Jewish people by a cast of political luminaries at the former New York City mayor’s funeral.

    At a service that filled the cavernous sanctuary of Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan — the crowd included former President Bill Clinton,...

  • Ed Koch remembered as quintessential New York City mayor [VIDEO]

    February 4, 2013 | 4:10 pm

    Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch was memorialized on Monday as an in-your-face, wisecracking leader who helped transform the city from a symbol of urban decay to the vital, glittering metropolis it is today.

    As Koch's casket was led out of Temple Emanu-El, a soaring Fifth Ave....

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  • New York to name subway station after Koch

    February 4, 2013 | 9:47 am

    New York City will rename a subway station in memory of Edward Koch, the three-term mayor who died last week.

    U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) will announce Monday that the station at East 77th Street and Lexington Avenue will be renamed the Mayor Ed Koch Subway Station, the...

  • Obama mourns Koch’s passing

    February 1, 2013 | 1:44 pm

    President Obama mourned the passing of New York Mayor Ed Koch, noting among Koch's passions his love for Israel.

    "In public office and beyond, his energy, force of personality, and commitment to causes ranging from civic issues to the security of the state of Israel always...

  • Russian Jews in U.S. to remember Koch

    February 1, 2013 | 12:09 pm

    The Russian-American Jewish community will honor the late New York City mayor Ed Koch at an upcoming event.

    Limmud FSU, which holds educational confabs for Russian-speaking Jews around the world, said Friday it will hold a special ceremony commemorating the Jewish politician at...

  • Remembering Ed Koch: A pugnacious New Yorker and passionate Jew till his dying day

    February 1, 2013 | 11:19 am

    One of the proudest moments of Ed Koch’s life came during a trip to Israel in 1990, in the midst of the first Palestinian intifada.

    Koch had recently left City Hall after 12 years as mayor of New York City and was touring Jerusalem when a Palestinian threw a rock at his group,...

  • Ed Koch, former NYC mayor, dies at 88

    February 1, 2013 | 7:55 am

    Ed Koch, the pugnacious former New York City mayor whose political imprimatur was eagerly sought by Republicans and Democrats alike, has died.

    Koch, 88, died early Friday morning of congestive heart failure, his spokesman told The New York Times. He had been hospitalized twice in...

  • Entitled

    By Rob Eshman

    October 17, 2012 | 1:48 pm

    I like entitlements.

    I know that’s somehow a terrible thing to say. “Entitlement” has become a dirty four-syllable word in our deranged political culture. On Fox News, they spit the word out like a rotted pistachio nut. The very obvious and universally accepted truth that our...

  • Koch endorses Obama

    September 27, 2011 | 11:32 am

    Ed Koch says he’s now on the “Obama reelection express.”

    The former New York mayor told supporters in an e-mail Monday that he is backing the president in the wake of his pro-Israel speech last week at the United Nations, among other factors.

    Koch credited his role in the...

  • Koch backs GOP hopeful in bid to sway Obama on Israel

    July 27, 2011 | 10:10 am

    Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, as promised, endorsed the Republican candidate for Anthony Weiner’s vacated congressional seat.

    Koch, who made the official announcement Monday, had said he was going to back the GOP’s Bob Turner over Democratic Assemblyman David Weprin in the...

  • Koch may endorse GOP candidate for Weiner’s seat

    July 13, 2011 | 10:07 am

    Ed Koch said he may endorse a Republican in the race to replace disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner, because it would send Obama a warning about his Israel positions.

    “I want to put a shot across Obama’s bow,” Koch told the New York Post in a story that appeared Tuesday.

    Koch, a...

  • After Tony Kushner stumble, CUNY tries to dust itself off

    May 9, 2011 | 10:32 am

    From NYTimes.com:

    Having embarrassed themselves more than was absolutely necessary in the eyes of many New Yorkers, trustees of the City University of New York are gathering Monday evening to undo the damage.

    The issue is an honorary doctorate that a university campus, John Jay...

  • Koch to CUNY: Boot trustee who attacked Kushner

    May 6, 2011 | 10:17 am

    Ed Koch call for the City University of New York to terminate its relationship with a trustee who engineered the denial of an honorary degree to Tony Kushner because of the playwright’s criticism of Israel.

    “I can’t think of a dumber academic action,” the former New York mayor and...

  • Judge Judy: Get Well Soon!

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 30, 2011 | 6:43 pm

    Judge Judy said she needs “a day to chill”  in the hospital after being whisked to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center—in an ambulence—following symptoms of stomach distress today, TMZ reported.  “I’m really fine,” the 68-year-old Judith Sheindlin, a.k.a. TV’s sometimes irascible Judge Judy,...

  • Ed Koch backs Obama, says Sarah Palin is ‘scary’

    September 9, 2008 | 2:25 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—Back in June,  Ed Koch was holding out on whether to endorse Barack Obama. Now the former Big Apple mayor—a Democrat who has endorsed Republicans, including President Bush in 2004—is on board (see full endorsement below).

    What changed? Apparently, according to...

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