Born in the Bronx, Ed Koch attended City College and NYU Law School. He served in 104th infantry division during the second world war and, later, in the U.S. House of Representatives. A three-term mayor of New York City, from 1978 to 1989. After leaving office, he practiced law, lectured, taught, wrote on many subjects including movies, and hosted a radio show. When he was mayor, New York City was his home, not someplace he passed through in an SUV surrounded by a phalanx of bodyguards. He always seemed to love New York, and to truly live here.
Person: Anwar Sadat
Place: His burial plot in Trinity cemetery
Thing: The 59th St. Bridge, now officially the Edward I Koch Bridge
92Y needs your help
Many of you have asked how you can help 92Y as we face tremendous financial losses due to Covid-19. From now through June 30, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $250,000 by an anonymous donor—going twice as far in supporting 92Y. You can help sustain our beloved institution and support the creation of new, online programming that will bring comfort and inspiration to our community. Thank you for anything you can do to help.