Former Mayor Koch Released from the Hospital
Former Mayor Ed Koch was released from the hospital Friday after being treated for anemia.
Koch’s spokesman, George Arzt, said he felt weak over the weekend while staying with friends in North Carolina, and was admitted to New York Presbyterian Hospital Tuesday.
He was in good spirits at a press conference Friday at the hospital, and addressed reporters from behind a podium. He said he was going straight to work from the hospital.
While recovering, the 87-year-old Democrat fielded calls from New York politicians in Charlotte, N.C, but was more concerned about the Democratic National Convention than their well-wishes.
Koch was in good spirits at a press conference Friday
The spokesman says that when one asked Koch how he was feeling, he replied, “Forget about that. Tell me about the platform.”
In an email to Melissa Russo, Koch said doctors told him he good for his age.
Koch served three terms as mayor from 1978 to 1989 and is credited with rescuing the city from bankruptcy.
Last year, the Queensboro Bridge was named after him.