Brooklyn Chamber Mourns Passing of Former Mayor Ed Koch

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Carlo A. Scissura has released the following statement.

"It is with great sadness for me to learn of the passing of former Mayor Ed Koch. I grew up in New York at a time when Koch was mayor and I saw how the city changed and grew under his tenure. He was the first mayor I ever voted for. He was a quintessential New Yorker, a clever man and politician, and possessed the chutzpah that truly made him one of the best mayors in this city's history. Koch truly represented all the five boroughs. Koch was a cheerleader for all neighborhoods. He took what at the time was a gamble on Brooklyn by setting forth the vision that is now MetroTech. The creation of that business and educational center helped spur development across Downtown Brooklyn and the rest of the borough. That will forever remain a legacy of Mayor Koch and for that he will never be forgotten. Koch always asked, 'How am I doing?' Well, Brooklyn says you did great!"

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