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How gay is that? Ed Koch's coffin exits to `Theme from New York, New York'

BY JIM FITZGERALD, ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK -- Ed Koch couldn't have chosen a more appropriate final farewell to New York City.

An organist played "New York, New York," the iconic ballad made famous by Liza Minnelli and Frank Sinatra, in a Manhattan synagogue Monday as the former mayor's oak coffin was carried past thousands of mourners, concluding a funeral that recalled the quintessential New Yorker's famous one-liners and amusing antics in the public eye.

Koch died Friday of congestive heart failure at age 88.

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