Mayor Ed Koch

The Mayor Who Put Jewishness In Your Face

Honoring Hizzoner, for his unabashed ethnic pride and for bringing New York back.

Special To The Jewish Week
12/26/2012

Many eras could reasonably compete as the defining Jewish moment of New York City: pushcarts on the Lower East Side, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the CCNY point-shaving scandal, the Ocean Hill-Brownsville teachers’ strike, the Brill Building’s influence on the American songbook, and the garment industry’s styling of American haute couture.

His town: Koch at renaming of the Queensborough Bridge in his honor last year. Inset: With then-First Lady Hillary Clinton at St
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