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February 1, 2013

 

Comptroller DiNapoli Statement on the Passing of Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch

The world is a less interesting place now that Ed Koch has left us.

He was a great leader, a dynamic and engaging politician, a true New Yorker.

He lived his life without apology and he was beloved for it. No one embodied New York City like Ed Koch. When times were tough, he was tougher and his resilience, sense of humor and candor made him accessible to his millions of admirers.

Ed was a great mayor for New York City and he was also my friend. He was there for me when I needed him to be and I could always count on his support and advice. They don't make many people like Ed Koch and I feel lucky to have known him. He will be missed.

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