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Other gay or lesbian bundlers included ...
Other gay or lesbian bundlers included interior designer Jamie Drake, who raised $5,000; Kirk Wallace, a partner at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, who raised $18,000; longtime gay rights leader Urvashi Vaid who raised $4,450; and Howard Koeppel, the car dealer who raised $5,450.
Focus on Kelly, race after raid
The day Louie Anemone was fired by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, who should call but Howard Koeppel?
Koeppel is also a friend of former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
When the former mayor split with his wife, Donna Hanover, Koeppel
invited Giuliani to bunk with him and his roommate.
Giuliani appointed Koeppel an honorary police commissioner and on Oct. 23, 1996, Koeppel attended the funeral of Lt.
"Night watchman," Koeppel
New York Daily News Online | News and Views | City Beat | Daily News Exclusive: Hizzoner's Sleeping at Friend's High-Rise
The apartment is owned by longtime Giuliani buddy Howard Koeppel , according to neighbors in the building.Koeppel is a Queens car dealer and big-bucks mayoral fund-raiser who marched side by side with Giuliani in last weekend's Gay Pride Parade.
Asked about his
special houseguest , Koeppel
said , I'm not going to say no and I'm not going to say yes..Koeppel
did say he
lives in the same apartment with his
partner , whom he
identified as Mark Hsiao.
Giuliani's office had no comment on The News' report , but a source close to the mayor confirmed he
was spending nights away from Gracie Mansion and staying at the apartment of a close personal friend..The source would not confirm it was Koeppel
, but another source acknowledged the mayor was sharing the pad with two other people.
Koeppel, a Queens car dealer ...
Koeppel, a Queens car dealer who is influential in city politics, was in the building for a fund raiser for presidential hopeful Giuliani.Koeppel
was talking to Bloomberg
recent party switch and a potential presidential bid.
"You'll help the Republicans.You'll be good for Rudy," Koeppel
recalled telling him.
...Koeppel then returned to his circle of friends, Giuliani's divorce lawyer Raoul Felder and former transportation commissioner Christopher Lynn.
Upstaged for another honor
No story of Anemone is complete without recalling his verbal attack on Safir's and Giuliani's crony, Queens car dealer and mayoral fund-raiser Howard Koeppel, which literally brought Koeppel to tears.
An honorary police commissioner under Safir, Koeppel had mistakenly sat down among top brass in the first-row pew of the Resurrection Ascention Church in Queens at the funeral of Lt.
Hearing of his retirement, Koeppel
sent Anemone a one-word telegram: "Congratulations."