Ed Koch, former NYC mayor

Associated Press
Workers at the Trinity Church Cemetery prepare former New York City Mayor Ed Koch's gravesite, Friday, Feb.  1, 2013, in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York. Koch, who was New York's mayor for three terms from 1978 to 1989, died early Friday morning from congestive heart failure. He was 88 years old.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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Ed Koch, the brash, colorful and often confrontational mayor who helped to lead New York City out of its brush with bankruptcy in the 1970s, launching an astonishing municipal turnaround that continues to this day, died on Feb. 1 at the age of 88. Funeral services were held Feb. 4.

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