New York – Hundreds Line Up To Attend Koch’s NYC Funeral


New York Police Department officers escort a hearse carrying the casket of former New York Mayor Ed Koch into Temple Emanu-El for his funeral services in New York, February 4, 2013. Koch, the voluble three-term mayor who helped bring New York back from the brink of fiscal ruin in the 1970s and came to embody the city with his wry, outspoken style, died on February 1, 2013 at the age of 88. REUTERS/Lucas JacksonNew York – About 350 people were already standing in lines over an hour before Ed Koch’s Manhattan funeral.

Some streets were closed Monday morning around Temple Emanu-El, at 65th Street and Fifth Avenue.

The crowd braved temperatures in the low 20s and a fierce wind while waiting in two lines outside the temple. But the skies were bright blue.

Helicopters hovered overhead. The area also was filled with TV satellite trucks.

Six motorcycle officers were at the ready near 66th Street and Madison.

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