STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 17444 posts, RR: 49 Posted (3 years 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2284 times:
Breaking news now that former NYC Mayor Ed Koch has died, for those of us who lived in NYC during his tenure he was instrumental in leading the city out of the bad old days of "Ford to NYC Drop Dead" to the 1980s when Wall Street started NYC's comeback. There was definitely a stumble in NYC's rebirth after Koch during the Dinkin's administration, however Giuliani later picked back up on the NYC transformation that Koch had started. His famous line was always "How am I'm doin?", to me he did great.
Dreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 9649 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2264 times:
Quoting STT757 (Thread starter): Breaking news now that former NYC Mayor Ed Koch has died, for those of us who lived in NYC during his tenure he was instrumental in leading the city out of the bad old days of "Ford to NYC Drop Dead" to the 1980s when Wall Street started NYC's comeback.
I wonder if there is a lesson here about what happens when a government spends itself to oblivion, asks for bail-outs and is told strictly and emphatically "NO".
My sympathies to his family.
Just gimme a pair of loose-fittin’ shoes, some tight pussy, and a warm place to shit, and I’ll be all right.
Darksnowynight From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1702 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2246 times:
Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 3):
That the shock being told, not only no, but Hell No, can get people to wake up and smell the coffee, and make required, if unpopular changes in their lives (or the city) to get back on their feet.
Sure, man. Now how is that at all related to dying peacefully of old age?
Looks like he did a lot of really great things for NYC & I certainly understand how many will regard this as a sad day.
Revelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 15134 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (3 years 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2232 times:
Ed Koch was an excellent mayor and an interesting guy to boot.
He is responsible for me drinking my coffee black. Someone was interviewing him and they asked him why he drank his coffee black and he said "When I drink coffee, I want to taste coffee, not milk and sugar!". That very day I tried coffee black for the first time after years of "regular" and that was it, no more "regular". I guess once you've had black, you never go back!
He was also fairly well known for telling people to "f*** off" when they asked him questions he thought were too personal.
slider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 7209 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (3 years 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2196 times:
Koch was one of a kind...a real leader who was a personable genuine man.
I can only imagine how herculean it is to be the Mayor of NYC, but he should be applauded for so much positive reform that occurred under his watch. It's just a damn shame Nanny Bloomberg is tyrannically dismantling it.