Former New York City Mayor Edward I. Koch’s funeral is underway, and notable dignitaries like Michael Bloomberg and former President Bill Clinton will speak at the funeral taking place Monday morning.
The funeral will take place at the Temple Emanu-El located on the Upper East Side, and fittingly, it was reported that a rendition of the “New York, New York” song will be played after the ceremony.
Mayor Koch was a popular and tough Mayor who held reigns in the roughest city when New York was experiencing a major economic crisis.
Ed Koch was not only credited for helping his city pull out of a fiscal crisis, fixed major housing issues, but also giving the tough city “attitude.”
Koch was Mayor from the late 70’s up until the late 80’s, when the city was falling apart and filled with graffiti, violence and an economic downward.
Koch will be remembered as a Mayor, who didn’t hold back from anything, spoke his mind, had a great sense of humor and more important the love for his city.
Koch died last Friday of several ailments that included water in his lungs, iron deficiency and congestive heart failure. Koch was 88.