Edward Koch, one of the most popular and colorful mayors in New York history, also endured a silent pain that only those in his inner circle knew.
He was described as a ‘master showman with plenty of chutzpah’ who rode the NYC subways, would often ask New Yorker’s ‘How’m I doin? and who had a great tenacity for the city he loved during his three terms in office from January 3, 1969 to December 31, 1977.
The New York Times delves into the former Mayor’s romantic relationship with Richard W. Nathan, a 30-something Harvard-educated health care consultant, that was based on on-record interviews with six people who knew about the pair.
Koch, who was 50 at the time, 20 years his senior, and was early in political aspirations to become mayor had met Nathan after he attended a potluck dinner at…
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