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Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch Oversaw City's Renaissance

by Jim O'Grady
Feb 1, 2013 (All Things Considered) — New York City residents are remembering one of their most colorful mayors. Ed Koch served the city for three terms in the 70s and 80s, an era when New York was plagued by fiscal problems, crime, and the AIDS epidemic. He didn't disappear when he was voted out of office. With his radio show and a stint as a TV judge, he became almost a stereotype of New York's brash, tell-it-like-it-is personality.

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