Former Mayor David Dinkins signs autobiography at Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation

Dinkins made history becoming the city's first elected black mayor in 1989. (2/1/14)

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.

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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.

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