At age 83, Koch paid $20,000 for a burial plot at Trinity Church Cemetery, at the time the only graveyard in Manhattan that still had space.
“I don’t want to leave Manhattan, even when I’m gone,” Koch told The Associated Press. “This is my home. The thought of having to go to New Jersey was so distressing to me.”
An old high school friend of mine, who is a hardcore New Yorker, said on her Facebook page: "RIP, maybe not to the best mayor the city ever had, but to a quintessential New Yorker."
Yeah, you right, Emily.