Sep 10, 2014
After serving 3 terms as mayor of New York, from 1978 to 1989, Ed Koch practiced law, lectured, taught, wrote on many subjects, and hosted a radio show. Both in and out of office, New York was his home, not someplace he passed through in an SUV surrounded by a phalanx of body guards. Over the years, I'd run into him at the movies and at Chinese restaurants. He was approachable, he was opinionated, he was a New Yorker.