2013-02-06 / Features

Maloney Calls For A ‘Koch’ Subway Station



Congressmember Carolyn Maloney and members of the City Council stood outside the 77th Street station on the 6 line asking the MTA to honor former Mayor Ed Koch at his favorite subway stop. Maloney, joined by city council members Jessica Lappin and Steve Levin, fondly remembered the mayor beginning his campaigns—and thanking voters for his victories—at 77th Street and Lexington Avenue, shaking hands and chatting with everyone. Maloney sent a letter on February 4 to the MTA asking them to find an appropriate way to make sure that Koch’s favorite subway stop remembered him as well. “We are here today to call on the MTA and city officials to find a way to memorialize Mayor Koch at this corner—what he called his ‘lucky corner’. When I remember Ed Koch, I remember him here at the 77th Street 6 train stop reaching out to people and getting them to respond to him—showing us what a great leader does to make sure he is hearing from the people he represents,” said Maloney, who said she was grateful to have his support throughout her career as a fellow New York elected official. “This was his favorite place to look New Yorkers in the eye and ask them the question that defined him, the question that New Yorkers so often heard him ask: ‘How’m I doing?’And I think this is the place to answer him one last time. We think you did great Mr. Mayor, we think you did great.” Congressmember Carolyn Maloney and members of the City Council stood outside the 77th Street station on the 6 line asking the MTA to honor former Mayor Ed Koch at his favorite subway stop. Maloney, joined by city council members Jessica Lappin and Steve Levin, fondly remembered the mayor beginning his campaigns—and thanking voters for his victories—at 77th Street and Lexington Avenue, shaking hands and chatting with everyone. Maloney sent a letter on February 4 to the MTA asking them to find an appropriate way to make sure that Koch’s favorite subway stop remembered him as well. “We are here today to call on the MTA and city officials to find a way to memorialize Mayor Koch at this corner—what he called his ‘lucky corner’. When I remember Ed Koch, I remember him here at the 77th Street 6 train stop reaching out to people and getting them to respond to him—showing us what a great leader does to make sure he is hearing from the people he represents,” said Maloney, who said she was grateful to have his support throughout her career as a fellow New York elected official. “This was his favorite place to look New Yorkers in the eye and ask them the question that defined him, the question that New Yorkers so often heard him ask: ‘How’m I doing?’And I think this is the place to answer him one last time. We think you did great Mr. Mayor, we think you did great.”

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