We mourn the passing of former New York City Mayor Edward I. Koch, on February 01, 2013 at the age of 88.
Ed Koch was the quintessential New Yorker, brash but real. My own feeling is that, more so than other politicians, he loved his city – and truly ENJOYED being its mayor.
His iconic quote of "How'm I doing?" will forever define that enjoyment.
I have only one anecdote to share: Google lists his height as 6’2’’. But once, by complete chance, I saw him exit a limousine and, as he stepped out, he seemed to rise up and up and up (and did I say “up”?) – and seemed WAY taller than I’d imagined.
That’s probably because he “stood so tall” as a New Yorker!