BY ANTHONTY O’REILLY & ADJANI SHAH
I loved him; he was very straightforward. Overall his legacy will go on for a while…he knew where he stood.
I remember when he was mayor. He was a very good mayor, one of the best ones. The city was broke; I remember when he bought us out of that.
He’s the best mayor we ever had in my time. He stood up to anybody and everybody; he’d tell you what he felt. He did what was best for New York.
He had warmth toward people. He had a great sense of humor and he was
loved by the people. One of the greatest mayors of all time.
He seemed like a pretty good guy; he helped the city in a financial crisis.
I thought he was terrific; he was full of life. His enthusiasm impacted how we viewed the city.
He was the quintessential New Yorker; he loved being the mayor. He was direct and honest and he was one of our greatest mayors.
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