Matt Drudge remembers Ed Koch’s NYC: ‘When soda was flowing and disco was pumping’

Iconic New York City Mayor Ed Koch died today at the age of 88. Matt Drudge remembers New York under Koch as one where “soda was flowing and disco was pumping; a city so vibrant and FUN.”

Hmm … what could have changed to make the soda stop flowing? Cough … Nanny Bloomberg … cough.

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  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    You mean NYC was actually fun to be in, once upon a time?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

      It was an exhilarating place to be at one time. Now it is run by elites who want to tell the rest of us peons what to do, how to live, how to think.

      • Tom Bannigan

        And if we don’t follow the script we get pushed in front of a subway train.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Yes!…No matter what your perversion was.. XD Jawamax 8<{D}

    • Jackbee33

      It’s what happens when a city cleans up its crime, the pols eventually always turn on their citizenry. They end having too much time on their hands b/c crime has been eradicated. It’s the downside of living in a low-crime zone. The pols have to keep proving they are necessary, rather than just getting the hell out of the way. We long for the days of ‘ol Silent Cal, Calving Coolidge. Just let people be and try to get out of their way as much as possible.

  • BeeKaaay

    A different leftwingwacko was in charge. Big deal.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      Compared to the crackpots of today, Koch was reasonable and a master statesman

      • BeeKaaay

        His fiscal policies were OK. And I loved his response to the transit strike (though I know it was all showboating).

  • TocksNedlog

    So, we’re celebrating the age of disco by posting a photo of dancing hippies from 10 years earlier?

  • peteee363

    i am guessing matt does not remember chicago, where disco died? eddie was ok by me, in his later days he was a better rino then our best rino’s. i don’t miss disco, the free market did away with that. but the large sodas were killed by government.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

    Koch was a great mayor. Whatever you thought about him, he always spoke the truth …..always. We need more like him.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    BeeKaaay He was a better “Left-Wing Wacko” than some of the Wackoes we have today! Instead of constantly whining (Like his Predecessor, Abe Beam), He got up off his butt and FIXED THE SUBWAYS! Yeah, a lot of the stations smelled like dirty bathrooms, and/or were covered in graffitti, but he got the ball rolling! If not for him, or Giulliani, New York City (and some of it’s “Suburbs”) would be as bad, if not worse, than Chicago! Jawamax 8<{D}

    • BeeKaaay

      I agree that he did some good. His fiscal policies were good. And yes, he did fix the subways.

      Today, his actions would have him labeled a right winger.

    • jeff blanco

      The’s no “e” at the end of “wacos.” Also, why did you capitalize it?”

  • Jack Deth

    Mayor Koch was a great, charismatic mayor who could easily connect with the people. Some of what he said and did may not have gone over well, but that comes with the territory.

    He got things done. Usually against some stiff opposition, but those things were for the overall betterment of the city. Which desperately needs another one!

  • Jack Deth

    Mayor Koch was a great, charismatic mayor who could easily connect with the people. Some of what he said and did may not have gone over well, but that comes with the territory.

    He got things done. Usually against some stiff opposition, but those things were for the overall betterment of the city. Which desperately needs another one!

  • $29561723

    Koch was a mayor. Bloomberg’s a megalomaniac. RIP, Ed.

    • bicentennialguy

      He’s also a swaggering, overbearing, tinplated dictator with delusions of godhood.

  • v1cious

    Now replace soda with cocaine.