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Partner MetroFocus sat down with former New York City Mayor Ed Koch to get his thoughts on Superstorm Sandy, his legacy and next year's election for mayor.
Koch, who remarked that part of his legacy was having lead the city to oppose the strike by transit workers in the 1980s, told the television show he is concerned about the undue influence of unions on the candidates for mayor.
"Before me it was a radical left-wing town that was being destroyed by the municipal unions and their demands for pensions and wages and so forth, and they brought us to the edge of bankruptcy," he told host Rafael Pi Roman. "Now we're a tower of strength again, but I worry about the impact of those same unions who are now making demands on all the candidates who are running."
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Forecasters are expecting "Frankenstorm" will hit the East Coast early next week. The storm earned the title because it appears hurricane Sandy will combine with a winter storm to create dangerous weather for New York CIty and surrounding areas. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office urged New Yorkers to prepare for the storm yesterday saying that even though the storm's path is unclear New Yorkers could see: "heavy rain, high winds, flooding, tornadoes, coastal surges, and widespread power outages." Cuomo has put state agencies on alert.
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