President Barack Obama is praising former New York Mayor Ed Koch as an “extraordinary mayor, irrepressible character, and quintessential New Yorker.”
Koch died Friday of congestive heart failure at the age of 88.
Obama said Koch took office when New York was in a fiscal crisis and helped the city’s economic revival. He applauded Koch’s energy and force of personality. He took note of Koch commitment to causes, including Israel’s security.
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