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Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch Released from Hospital

Friday, September 07, 2012

How's he doing? Better.

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has been released from the hospital after being treated for anemia.

WNBC-TV reports Koch was in good spirits at a press conference Friday afternoon at the hospital. He says he's going straight to work from the hospital.

The 87-year-old Democrat felt weak over the weekend while staying with friends in North Carolina. He was admitted to New York Presbyterian Hospital Tuesday.

A spokesman says he kept tabs on developments at the Democratic National Convention. Several New York politicians checked up on him by phone while they were in Charlotte, N.C.

He was especially interested in platform issues related to Israel.

Koch served three terms from 1978 to 1989. He is famous for asking "How Am I Doing?"

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