STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association
S.V.A. Honorary Male Chairperson, In Memorium
2018Five Years after His Death, Ed Koch's Legacy Gets Stronger Than Ever!
Kotcha! A warm and witty Koch look in his mid-80s!
[Photo courtesy of STONEWALL Veterans'
"Koch" the NYC Movie Opens... Koch the Living Person Exits!
Unlike anyone else, Mayor-for-Life -- until Friday, February 1st -- Ed Koch is New York City's all-time greatest public official and the most dedicated and consistent supporter and inspirer of the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association ever! He supported the S.V.A. as a councilmember, a congressmember, a mayor and as an individual spanning four decades.
Some of the words to describe Ed Koch include, but are not limited to: extraordinary, intellectual, flamboyant, determined, outspoken, friendly, charismatic, wisdom, outrageous, insightful, decisive, mensch, innovative, compromising, able, energetic, humorous, unifying, controversial, workaholic, colorful, optomistic, warm, self-depricating, candid, brash, witty, dynamic, funny, persistent, exhuberant, independent, chutzpah.............
Mayor Ed's Holiday Thank You to Willson Henderson & AnDre Christie
Mayor Koch named Grand Marshal of NYC Veterans' Parade
Mayor Ed Koch's 43rd Anniversary Letter to the S.V.A.
Mayor Ed's Thanks for his 87th Birthday Card
"Koch Over Troubled Water"
The landmark Queensboro Bridge from Manhattan at East 59th Street to Queens at Queensboro Plaza was officially renamed the "Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge" after a living legend former NYC mayor Ed Koch! The bridge is one of the key links between the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Queens. The tribute is significant. As a successful U.S. Congressmember, Ed Koch's district included the East Side of Manhattan and a western portion of Queens. He travelled to Queens regularly and had a district office in Queens. As N.Y.C. Mayor, Ed Koch greatly brought the entire City of New York, including Queens, back from the depths of financial crisis, crime waves and image chaos. While campaigning for mayor, New York City experienced the horrors of "The Blackout of '77" and the resultant looting turmoil and crime wave. Ed Koch was the symbolic "Bridge Over Troubled Water", a #1 song by Simon & Garfunkel in 1970. Once he was mayor, Ed Koch signed an immediate and historic Executive Order banning Gay employees of NYC from discrimination in employment, housing or education. After actively campaigning for Gay rights, in 1986 as mayor, Ed Koch signed the New York City Gay Rights Law. Fast forward: This eternal Ed Koch bridge tribute was 'signed into law' -- with Mayor Ed Koch getting the first pen -- by Mayor Michael Bloomberg at City Hall on April 11, 2011. Mayor Ed is truly singing "Feelin' Groovy", the hit song sub-title for the "59th Street Bridge Song" written by Paul Simon and recorded by his group Harpers Bizarre in 1967 commemorating the historic bridge.
Korrect Koch Kommentary: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
"Don't Ask, Don't
Tell" Should Be Relegated To The Dustbin of History"
Visit Mayor Ed Koch's popular film
Former Mayor Ed Koch as the Special Guest of New York Civic
Willson L. Henderson, Commish Henry J. Stern and King Koch holding Court
[Photo by Salmon Thacker of New York Civic]
=weekly television show=
Mayor Ed Koch appears on television every Tuesday evening @ 7 p.m. and encores that night @ 10 p.m. on New York-1 television's weekly segment "Inside City Politics" on channel 1 in New York City. Mayor Ed's television teammate is former U.S. Senator Alphonse D'Amato. As a team, with a different, third male public official added weekly, Ed and Al and the guest are known as "The Wise Guys".
Mayor Koch Meeting with S.V.A. Founder Willson L. Henderson
The official, semi-annual meeting between the SVA's Honrary Male Chair Mayor Ed Koch and the SVA's Director Willson Henderson was on Friday, March 20, 2009. They have known each other over 40 years since before Ed Koch was a congressman. This get-together was at the mayor's law office on Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan. Also attending the private event was the SVA's office manager AnDre M. Christie. Thus, three generations!!!
Note to the S.V.A. from Mayor Ed Koch.
Annual Letter from Mayor Koch to the STONEWALL V.A.
[Letter to the S.V.A. from Mayor Ed Koch shall be placed here soon!]
The S.V.A. has Mayor Ed Koch's congratulatory letter to the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association for 2007; however, several dozen letters from public officials and organizations were sent to SVA's Archives in our secure storage spece before they were posted on the S.V.A. website. They will be unearthed sooner or later (probably later). Look for that letter and many more to be posted!
Mayor Ed Koch's annual praise letter to and renewed support of the S.V.A. has been thoughtfully and appropriately received during Gay Pride Month. As always, we deeply thank and appreciate our longtime friend -- the international and the unique Mayor-for-life Ed Koch!
2004 - Appreciation and Best Wishes from Mayor Ed Koch to the S.V.A. President Willson Henderson
2003 - Willson Henderson receives Mayor Ed Koch's Holiday Greetings
2003 - Mayor Ed Koch's Personal Note to the
S.V.A. Founder's Mother Helen Henderson
2002 - Mayor Ed Koch Note to S.V.A. Director Willson Henderson
2002 - Mayor Koch Note to S.V.A. Treasurer Terri Van Dyke
2002 - Special Visit to Mayor Ed from a Stonewall Mom
Native New Yorkers
[Photo by Jodi Getman]
2002 - "Kotcha" Note to S.V.A. Director Willson L. Henderson
Photo of Mayor Ed Koch with Mrs. Helen Henderson
Helen Henderson, Mayor Ed Koch and Williamson
[Photo by Koch executive assistant Miss Jodi Getman]
2000 - Annual Praise Letter from Mayor Koch to the S.V.A.
2000 - Mayor Edward Koch Letter to Willson Henderson re: Bella Abzug Statue
2000 - "Ed Koch" Newsday Column on the
Bella Abzug Statue
1999 - Mayor Ed Koch Note to S.V.A. Treasurer Terri Van Dyke
At the time, Terri Van Dyke was living in The Bronx -- birthplace of Edward Koch
1998 - PRIDE Democrats of NYC's Candidates Forum with Special Guest Speaker former Mayor Ed Koch
Irving 'Ed' Koch
sunrise: 1924 === sunset: 2013
His Memorial Birthday: December 12, 2021
...would have been Mayor Ed's 97th birthday!
Ed Koch's final day as NYC Mayor-4-Life at 88!
Mayor Ed Koch's Last Birthday!
"12/12/12" (divine numerology)
44th Anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion==
-- when young Ed Koch in 1969 was serving as a N.Y.C. Congressmember!
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