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Ed Koch gave this interview to the New York Times in 2007, to be played upon his death. Surprise! He’s left a documentary and this 20 minute goodbye. He gives it to the Cuomos and others. Koch says: “I was never going to retire.” He says Rudy Giuiliani “destroyed the system,” was “mean spirited,” and made everything about politics in New York. Koch also recalls being very depressed during the Donald Manes scandal, and that a call from Cardinal O’Connor saved him. He said that Mayor Bloomberg is “superb” and that David Dinkins was a “bad mayor.”

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