Rep. Grimm Joins New Yorkers in Mourning the Loss of NYC Mayor Ed Koch

Feb 1, 2013

STATEN ISLAND, NY – Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R,C-NY) issued the following statement on the passing of former NYC Mayor Ed Koch:

“Today is a sad day for New York City as we mourn the loss of Mayor Ed Koch. Perhaps our most colorful mayor, he touched the lives of many with his big personality, candor, and unadulterated dedication to serving New York City. The Bronx-born son of Polish immigrants truly lived the American dream. A World War II veteran, NYC councilman, US congressman, and 12 years as the mayor of NYC – his life is marked with decades of service.  

“For a man who has dedicated his life to serving the greatest city on earth, a bridge can never do his legacy justice. Instead, his pure love for New York City and zest for life will live on in the hearts of all New Yorkers who share his passion for our great city. Today, my thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and all New Yorkers who are saddened by the passing of Mayor Ed Koch.”