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Ellen Hart Sturm on stage with the legendary Les Paul at the Iridium.
Ellen With Mayor Ed Koch
For many years Ellen would have the Cafe bake as many pies as the birthday being celebrated by beloved NYC Mayor Ed Koch who would donate them to the charity of his choice. The tradition started here 1984 was continued through Mayor David Dinkin’s and Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s terms as Mayors.