Ed Koch, RIP

He was a New York original—almost as iconic as the Empire State Building—and he has the unusual distinction of being the only mayor to co-write a bestselling book with a cardinal. Former mayor Edward Koch died early Friday morning at the age of 88, from congestive heart failure. Among other things, he had a deep [Read More...]

Ed Koch: Jews need stronger ties to Catholic Church

From the In My Backyard Desk… One of New York City’s more colorful mayors — who had a close friendship and collaboration with Cardinal John O’Connor — offered some advice the other day: Jews need to form stronger ties to the Catholic Church to ensure their survival, according to former Mayor Ed Koch. “We’re 13 [Read More...]