From Fox News:

Former Mayor Ed Koch, the combative, acid-tongued politician who rescued the city from near-financial ruin during a three-term City Hall run in which he embodied New York chutzpah for the rest of the world, died Friday. He was 88.

New York City has had long line if colorful mayors.   Koch certainly continued that tradition.   The city unfortunately had very few competent mayors.  Koch was an exception.  Well done Ed.