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Ed Koch

Ed Koch

Ed Koch (December 12, 1924February 1, 2013) was a United States Congressman representing New York from 1969 to 1977 and the Mayor of New York City from 1978 to 1989.


  • You don't have to be born in New York City to be a New Yorker. You have to live here for six months. And if at the end of the six months you walk faster, you talk faster, you think faster, you're a New Yorker.
    • Interview ("What Makes a New Yorker"), New York: A Documentary Film
  • It is not possible to remake the world. You can fix parts, but you can't remake the world.

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