New York Comes Back: Mayor Ed Koch and the City
New York Comes Back: Mayor Ed Koch and the City explores how New York went from near bankruptcy and decline in the 1970s to the boom of the 1980s. It tells the story of the outspoken three-term mayor, Edward I. Koch, and his strategies for reviving the city. The exhibition reveals the accomplishments and the controversies of the Koch era, shedding new light on one of the great comebacks in urban history. Curated by Chicken&Egg Public Projects, the exhibition is also accompanied by a new publication, New York Comes Back: The Mayoralty of Edward I. Koch (powerHouse Books, 2005).
Major funding for New York Comes Back comes from Bloomberg and The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation. Additional support is provided by Forest City Ratner Companies, the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Verizon Foundation, Shelley Fox Aarons and Philip Aarons, Bryan Cave LLP, Con Edison, and many other generous organizations and individuals.
Feature image: Mayor Koch in his City Hall Office, 1981. Photograph copyright of Neil Leifer.