Gracie Mansion

The Way To A Mayor’s Heart

Tales from Ed Koch’s former chef at Gracie Mansion — from preparing ‘flanken’ to hanging out with Mrs. Begin.
Special To The Jewish Week

Nothing could have prepared me for the moment when I opened the freezer in the basement kitchen of Gracie Mansion in January 1978. Inside was a white paper package of marked “flanken,” neatly identified with a magic marker.

Rozanne Gold shopping at the Florence Meat Market for Mayor Koch’s favorite Newport steaks. Courtesy Rozanne Gold

Ed Koch Released From Hospital


Former mayor Ed Koch was released from New York Presbyterian Hospital Monday morning after successfully battling a lung infection.

The city's oldest ex-mayor will celebrate his 88th birthday with a party at Gracie Mansion on Wednesday, NY1 News reported.

Koch, who served from 1978 to 1990 maintains a vibrant work and public appearance schedule, including working at a law firm, Bryan-Cave, appearing on NY1s "Wiseguys" segment and writing commentaries and movie reviews sent by email to anyone who wants them. 


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