It doesn’t take a savvy watcher of New York City politics to instantly recognize some of the people in this photo. Of course the man with the microphone is Mayor Ed Koch, who seems to be cracking wise judging by the smiles on the faces of some of the other folks in the photo.
Perhaps he’s having a little fun at the expense of the man seated at far left, who is of course former Mayor Mario Cuomo. Sadly, neither man is with us anymore, having both passed away in the past couple of years.
And probably most of you will recognize the man standing next to Koch, who is of course former Queens borough president Donald Manes, who is also no longer with us. He tragically took his own life after numerous scandals involving his time in office began to come to light.
But given the bold-face names in the photo, we have to imagine that some of the other people who are visible also kept pretty high-profiles given that they were rubbing elbows with this power trio.
If you think you can identify some of the other folks in the photo, drop us aline at firstname.lastname@example.org. Even better, if you can shed some light on what actually was taking place (judging by the signs on the wall, we’re guessing some sort of event thanking Governor Cuomo), the bay all means send us an email.