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.