BROOKLYN - A new autobiography by former Mayor David Dinkins is now on store bookshelves, and Dinkins was at the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation to sign copies today.

The book, “A Mayor's Life: Governing New York's Gorgeous Mosaic” chronicles the 106th mayor's rise from assemblyman to mayor.

Dinkins made history becoming the city's first elected black mayor in 1989.

His term was marked by some controversy, including an increase in crime and heightened racial tension.  

He's also credited with a number of important accomplishments, including increasing the size of the New York police force through his "Safe Streets, Safe City" program and cleaning up and revitalizing Times Square.