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

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

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.

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.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Neighborhood Brief for April 23
Police say they're investigating after a body was 2 Police: Man found dead inside vehicle
Police are searching for the suspect who they 3 Police search for suspect in string of burglaries
One person was injured and traffic was backed 4 1 injured in fiery crash along BQE near Union Street and Hamilton Ave.
Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered Saturday for the 5 New Yorkers get spicy at 5th annual Hot Sauce Expo

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE