Ed Koch's timing failed him, on occasion. The New York mayor was very late reacting to the AIDS crisis and overstayed his welcome in City Hall.
"How'm I doing?" he asked constituents during his first mayoral campaign, and all through his tenure in office (1978-1989). "Koch" does a pretty good job of answering that question.
Non-New Yorkers won't remember that he was a three-term congressman and a World War II combat vet. And even New Yorkers, with no sense of history, might have forgotten what he did to make the city livable and worth visiting by tourists, two features it had lost by the middle of the '70s.
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