Residents remember ‘feisty’ Mayor Koch

Mayor Ed Koch died this morning of congestive heart failure.

Mayor Ed Koch died this morning of congestive heart failure. (2/1/13)

BROOKLYN - Residents and politicians are remembering former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, who died of congestive heart failure this morning. He was 88.

Koch was born in The Bronx and served as mayor for three terms, from 1978 to 1989. He is remembered for being an upfront and feisty mayor who was known for asking residents, “How am I doing?”

"He was the quintessential New Yorker, which by the way, he got in part by living in Brooklyn a number of years of his life," said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.

The funeral for Koch will be held on Monday.

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