Your editorial, “A Proud Jew Remembered” (February 8), was a beautiful vignette concerning Ed Koch. But for me, someone who grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan during that period, it was much more. It brought back to life an exciting chapter in New York City politics that most people, including me, had forgotten about. I don’t usually appreciate the writings of Shammai Engelmayer, but I truly appreciated this editorial, which only he, a product of that neighborhood and that time, could have written. Thank you.