Christine Quinn Takes a Seat at Ed Koch’s Table

Christine Quinn joins Ed Koch's weekly lunch.
Christine Quinn joins Ed Koch’s weekly lunch.

Before he died in February, Ed Koch made it clear: He wanted Christine Quinn to be the city’s next mayor.

And while he didn’t get the chance to campaign by her side, his old friends tried to do the next best thing with an invitation to join them for Mr. Koch’s weekly luncheon club–a tradition that dates back to the 1960s.

“This group of gentlemen–and perhaps a few others–used to have lunch just about every Saturday with Ed Koch,” explained Ms. Quinn, as she sat around the circular wooden table at the upscale City Hall Restaurant in Lower Manhattan, a frequent spot for political fund-raisers and events.

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