Super Lawyers
William C. Altreuter

Friday, February 01, 2013

This NYTimes obit hardly does Ed Koch justice. Those were weird times in the City. Where are the Bess Meyerson anecdotes? The Chinese restaurant recommendations? The quips, the jokes, the jabs? C'mon, that Playboy interview where he talked about living upstate as being the "the choice between living with people or living with animals" and driving to Sears to buy a gingham dress deserved to be quoted in full. Back then New York was thought to be ungovernable, and I probably disagreed with Hizzhonor on more things than I agreed, but his candor was admirable, and his style was New York to the core. This Observer piece is somewhat better, but it is possible that there really isn't any more to say about the man that he didn't already say himself.

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