New Yorkers pay tribute to Mayor David Dinkins

Posted On Tue, November 24, 2020 By

Posted On Tue, November 24, 2020 By In City Living

Photo of Mayor David Dinkins by Rubenstein, photographer Martyna Borkowski on Flickr

David N. Dinkins, New York City’s first and only Black mayor, died at his Manhattan home on Monday at the age of 93. Dinkins, who entered office in January 1990, famously referred to the city’s diversity as a “gorgeous mosaic” and advocated economic and education equality for all New Yorkers. Despite serving just one term, Dinkins is credited with expanding affordable housing, lowering crime rates, revitalizing Times Square, and signing a deal that guaranteed the U.S. Open would be held in the city for decades. After news of his death broke, several New York leaders and luminaries paid tribute to the trailblazing icon.

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