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.

02/12/2013
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

12/10/2012

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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