Ed Koch. A beloved character and a damned good mayor. For my first year in NYC ('98), I used to ride the elevator to my office with him almost every day. Another chronic early riser, we'd take the same car at 7:30AM, and he was a hoot to chat with! His office was just a few floors below mine at 1290 6th Ave. smile

So long, Ed. It was an honor to know you, if ever so briefly.