Friday, February 1, 2013
New York's Mayors In the Spotlight
He was a three-term mayor of New York City from 1934-45. Just five feet tall and energetically motivated to do right by the common person. They wrote a Broadway musical - Fiorello! - about him in 1959, which I saw last night, presented by Encores. He was Fiorello H. LaGuardia.
He was another three-terrm mayor of New York City from 1978-89. Irrepresively fiesty, he pulled the city out of near bankruptcy. There's no musical...yet, but a documentary film about him premiered just a few days ago. He was Ed Koch and he died this morning at 88.