Former New York mayor Ed Koch dies - NPR radio

NEW YORK Fri Feb 1, 2013 6:45am EST

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NEW YORK Feb 1 (Reuters) - Former New York City mayor Ed Koch died on Friday at age 88 after a year of repeated hospitalizations, NPR radio reported.

As mayor from 1978 to 1989, the forceful, quick-witted Koch, with his trademark phrase "How'm I Doing?," was a polarizing figure and the city's constant promoter.

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