1. Final Farewell

    Koch Remembered at Funeral

    A casket containing the remains of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch is brought into Temple Emanu-El, at for his funeral in New York, Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. The crowd braved temperatures in the low 20s and a fierce wind while waiting in two lines outside the temple. Koch died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Seth Wenig/AP

    A who's who of political stars spoke at the funeral service for former New York City mayor Ed Koch, which was held Monday at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan. Former president Bill Clinton and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg both remembered Koch at the service. Bloomberg said that the onetime mayor must be “beaming” from above over all the attention, and remembered when the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge was dedicated in 2011. Koch stood there for 20 minutes yelling, “Welcome to my bridge,” Bloomberg said. Clinton shared letters he received from Koch over the years, saying “Ed Koch has a big brain. But he had a bigger heart.” Koch passed away Friday at age 88.

    Clinton, Bloomberg among speakers.
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