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On the other hand



Joined: 19 Apr 2003
Location: I walk along the avenue

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:10 am    Post subject: Ed Koch is dead Reply with quote

I'd imagine there might be some NYers here who could say a bit more about him than I can. Suffice to say, I, along with many others outside the city, knew him as a colorful character, thought to epitomize the character of his city. Coincidentally enough, it briefly crossed my mind a few hours ago that he had once hosted SNL, back before it was considered normal for politicians to do that sort of thing.

He was also portrayed, rather sympathetically, as a semi-closeted gay ex-mayor in the art-porn movie Shortbus a few years back. The scene had the character discussing allegations that he didn't do enough to stop the spread of AIDS in the 80s.

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On the other hand



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, and he also did a stint overseeing People's Court, during its glitzier, NYC revival. Hard to beat Judge Wapner, though.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is an extensive obit in the NY Times about him too (8 pages). He certainly was colorful and really did represent NYC.

There also is a documentary about him that premired this week.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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