Press Release

Gillibrand Statement on the Passing of Mayor Ed Koch

Feb 1, 2013

New York, NY – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement today reflecting on the passing of former New York City Mayor Edward Koch earlier this morning:

“I am deeply saddened that we have lost a true champion for New Yorkers. Mayor Ed Koch was as singular and unique to New York City as the Empire State Building. I will always fondly remember the last time I saw the Mayor, our conversation went from Middle East policy, to the best Chinese food in New York City to movies, only as Ed Koch could. His great intellect, wit, humor, passion and compassion will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.”