Tributes to Ed Koch, continued

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Briefing: Koch. (Daniel J Torres via flickr)
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This morning's funeral for Ed Koch will be aired live on nyc.gov, and will feature much of the locally known political world. Bill Clinton will speak, and Michael Bloomberg will deliver the eulogy. 

Rep. Carolyn Maloney is now leading an effort to name a subway station after Koch, even though the Queensboro Bridge is already named for him. An M.T.A. spokesman pointed out that stations aren't named after people that way, but an aide to Maloney said the deal, somehow, is "done."

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"Ed did insist on blaming us for years. He knew—because he was very intelligent—that I wasn’t dumb enough to do something that stupid even if I was mad enough, which I wasn’t. I always thought of that as an Ed Koch thing." — Mario Cuomo

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