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Former Mayor Koch To Be Released From Hospital On Monday

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch (file / credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch (file / credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Former Mayor Ed Koch will be released from the hospital Monday morning after six days of treatment for pneumonia and the flu.

Koch will be released from New York-Presbyterian Medical Center at 9:45 a.m. Monday, according to a news release issued Sunday afternoon.

He will be out in time for his 88th birthday on Wednesday, and is expected to attend an annual reunion with members of his administration at Gracie Mansion.

Koch was admitted Tuesday to New York-Presbyterian Hospital with pneumonia and the flu. He also was hospitalized in September. He was treated for anemia, was released after three days and said he planned to head straight to his office at a law firm.

Edward Irving Koch served three terms as mayor from 1978 to 1989. Before that, he served in the U.S. Congress from 1969 until 1977.

Koch also presided over “The People’s Court” on television as the first judge after the legendary Judge Joseph Wapner, from 1997 to 1999.

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