This Saturday, in celebration of The Honorable David Dinkins' 90th Birthday, INSIDE NEW YORK will rebroadcast our exclusive up-close and personal interview with Dinkins. Dinkins talks about the political climate, the importance of voting, what led him to choose a career in politics, his race to be the first Black Mayor of New York City, his challenges and many accomplishments before becoming a professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.
As the first (and only) African American Mayor of NYC, major successes of note under his administration include: “Safe Streets, Safe City: Cops and Kids”; the revitalization of Times Square as we have come to know it; an unprecedented agreement keeping the US Open Tennis Championships in New York City for 99 years – a contract that continues to bring more financial influx to New York City than the Yankees, Mets, Knicks and Rangers COMBINED – comparable to having the Super Bowl in New York for two weeks every year! The Dinkins administration also created Fashion Week, Restaurant Week, and Broadway on Broadway, which have all continued to thrive for decades, attracting international attention and tremendous revenue to the city each year.
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