Not being a Nuuu Yawker I’m unqualified to comment, but even from the Left Coast, I have a soft spot for their best cheerleader. My friends from NYC have mixed feelings about the man as Mayor, but everyone seems to have liked him as a person.
A small story from one of the Scissorheads (unattributed unless said Scissorhead wants to self-identify in the comments):
The highs were high for Ed, but the lows, very low. And I am stuck with remembering too much of the low. That said, he used to work for a law firm in the same building with me, and we shared the same elevator bank.
The elevator was FULL, and I mean full, and I was in the back corner. He got in just as the doors were about to shut, facing us all. He was all smiles and cheerful and said, “Can anyone tell me why Clarence Thomas should not be a Supreme Court Justice?” (it was during the hearings) At that time, I used to commute with an attorney who knew Thomas and HATED HIM. Said he was a major porn addict. And that he had not really been a judge! So I shout out, in the awkward silence, “He was never really a judge!” And Koch says, “good answer!” just as the doors open, and in true Hollywood meets NYC moment, he waltzes off the elevator.