Ed Koch http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29187/all en UPDATE 5-Ed Koch, New York's colorful longtime former mayor, dies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-former-new-york-mayor-ed-koch-dies-at-88 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Bold, blunt and abrasive, he was city's biggest booster</p> <p>* Credited with New York's fiscal recovery in late 1970s</p> <p>* New Yorker to the core, Koch remained a political force (Adds details throughout)</p> <p>By Edith Honan and Chris Michaud</p> <p>NEW YORK, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Ed Koch, the voluble three-term mayor who helped bring New York back from the brink of fiscal ruin in the 1970s and came to embody the city with his wry, outspoken style, died on Friday at the age of 88.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-former-new-york-mayor-ed-koch-dies-at-88" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ed Koch Ed Koch Edward Irving Koch Edward Koch Entertainment Koch Mayor mayor Mayors of New York City New York Social Issues United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:31:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742934 at http://www.globalpost.com Tough New York mayor Ed Koch dies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/tough-new-york-mayor-ed-koch-dies-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ed Koch, the tough, fast-talking mayor of New York in the turbulent 1970s and 1980s and credited with rescuing the nation's largest city from financial ruin, died Friday, aged 88.</p> <p>Koch, a witty and larger than life figure who remained a frequent public presence up to his last days, had been suffering heart and other health problems.</p> <p>The current mayor, Michael Bloomberg, praised Koch as a "tireless, fearless and guileless civic leader" for his role in pulling New York back from the brink of financial collapse in the late 1970s.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/tough-new-york-mayor-ed-koch-dies-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ed Koch Mayors of New York City New York Social Issues AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:45:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743170 at http://www.globalpost.com Koch film opens on day of former NYC mayor's death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/koch-film-opens-day-former-nyc-mayors-death <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jonathan Allen and Edith Honan</p> <p>NEW YORK, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Former New York Mayor Ed Koch once joked that days on which his name did not appear in the newspaper were days without news.</p> <p>And so it seemed fitting that Koch's death on Friday at age 88 came on the very day that "Koch," a documentary that traces his three terms as mayor from 1978 to 1989, opened in two Manhattan theaters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/koch-film-opens-day-former-nyc-mayors-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ed Koch Ed Koch Entertainment Koch Operation Condor Thomson Reuters Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:15:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743719 at http://www.globalpost.com Ed Koch remembered as quintessential New York City mayor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/ed-koch-remembered-quintessential-new-york-city-mayor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Edith Honan</p> <p>NEW YORK, Feb 4 (Reuters) - 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.</p> <p>As Koch's casket was led out of Temple Emanu-El, a soaring Fifth Ave. synagogue opposite Central Park, an organ played Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" while mourners including former U.S. President Bill Clinton and a who's who of New York politics stood and applauded.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/ed-koch-remembered-quintessential-new-york-city-mayor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ed Koch Ed Koch Entertainment Mayors of New York City New York Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 21:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745811 at http://www.globalpost.com Anarchist jailed for not testifying over 2008 New York blast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130521/anarchist-jailed-not-testifying-over-2008-new-york-blast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Nate Raymond</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - A self-described anarchist from Brooklyn who refused to testify before a federal grand jury thought to be investigating a 2008 bomb explosion in New York's Times Square was sent to jail on Tuesday after being found in civil contempt.</p> <p>Gerald Koch, 24, had been asked last week to testify before a grand jury that his lawyer says is believed to be probing a small bomb detonation outside a U.S. armed forces recruiting station.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130521/anarchist-jailed-not-testifying-over-2008-new-york-blast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ed Koch Gerald Koch Jury Operation Condor Technology War Thomson Reuters Wed, 22 May 2013 00:32:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5843299 at http://www.globalpost.com Gravestone of late Mayor Koch had birth date wrong http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130618/gravestone-late-mayor-koch-had-birth-date-wrong <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jonathan Allen</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Mayor Ed Koch was 88 years old when he died in February, despite what his gravestone said.</p> <p>A worker at the Trinity Cemetery in Manhattan noticed last week that the gravestone's inscription shaved 18 years off the mayor's life after a stonecutter transposed two digits in his birth year, a Trinity spokeswoman said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The correct year of 1924 was mistakenly carved as 1942, she said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130618/gravestone-late-mayor-koch-had-birth-date-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ed Koch Koch Operation Condor Religion Thomson Reuters Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:00:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5860529 at http://www.globalpost.com