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Ed Koch Hospitalized With Anemia

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 19:  Ed Koch speaks at the renaming of the Queensboro Bridge in his honor at The Water Club Restaurant on May 19, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

Former New York City mayor Ed Koch, who is 87, was admitted to New York Presbyterian on Tuesday to treat anemia, according to CNN. He underwent a blood transfusion and is expected to be released in a few days. George Arzt, Koch's friend and former press secretary, told the New York Times that he's been “extraordinarily weak” in recent weeks. “He used to eat like a horse, and now he just pushes the food around his plate,” said Arzt. We wish Koch a speedy recovery. Who else is going to take the time to answer New Yorkers' e-mailed queries in longhand?

Photo: JP Yim/2011 Getty Images