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Ex-NYC Mayor Koch Hospitalized with Infection

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch at the celebration of his 85th Birthday in 2009 (Jemal Countess/Getty)

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch is in a hospital with a respiratory infection. It's his second hospitalization in three months.

Spokesman George Arzt says the 87-year-old Koch was admitted Tuesday afternoon to New York Presbyterian Hospital. The spokesman says Koch is being treated with antibiotics.

Arzt says the two were having lunch Tuesday when Koch said he didn't feel well and planned to call a doctor.

The former mayor was hospitalized in September after feeling weak while staying with friends in North Carolina. He was treated for anemia, released after three days and said he planned to head straight to his office at a law firm.

Koch served three terms from 1978 to 1989. He's famous for asking constituents, "How'm I doing?"

Koch turns 88 next week.

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