Ed Koch

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Ed Koch

Edward Irving Koch (December 12, 1924 - February 1, 2013) was an American lawyer, politician, political commentator, movie critic and reality television arbitrator. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1969 to 1977 and three terms as 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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