Friday, February 1, 2013

"How'm I Doin?"

Ed Koch, brash former mayor of New York City, died early this morning at the age of 88. Most memorable (to me) among his achievements during his tenure as mayor were the introduction of signs that read "Don't Even THINK of Parking Here" and his yelling encouragement to people to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge during the transit strike of 1980. 

The picture above was taken in 1977. Here are the links to his obituary in the New York Times and Time magazine.     

1 comment:

  1. It was with deep sadness that I read this morning of Ed Koch's passing. I wanted to add to his list of memorable achievements the Ed Koch talking broom. It was a recording of Ed's voice that was played every time an illegally parked car blocked a street cleaner. Living on First Avenue, I remember hearing over and over again in the morning:

    "This is Ed Koch, your mayor. You know the Sanitation Department cannot sweep this street if you don't move your illegally parked car. Please get it outta here."