Sad news out of New York City: former Mayor Ed Koch has died.
In October 2011, I spent an hour or so with Mr. Koch in his corner-room office at the law firm where he worked each day. We shared coffee and cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery, and I quizzed him about his tenure as the city’s 105th mayor; his views on present day New York; favorite dining spots; hobbies; and various other topics.
The interview was more formal than the typical meals with strangers, mostly by virtue of it taking place across an office desk, both of us in suits. But it was still an interesting 60 minutes in which I learned plenty about the city and about Mr. Koch.