Like Koch, Goodman was a three-term mayor who enjoyed tremendous popularity even after his tenure in office.
The self-proclaimed "happiest mayor in the universe" said Friday that Koch was "A man of the 'people' and always asked them 'How am I doing?'"
"In his book there was a colloquies between him and Roman Catholic prelate, where the prayer observes that during tough economic times, projects on the drawing board would have to be completed or else future generations would be deprived of that to which they were entitled,"Goodman's statement continued. "That always stuck with me in the way I approached my mayoral responsibilities."
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