David Dinkins, New York City’s First Black Mayor, Dies At 93

New York City’s first black mayor, David Dinkins, died from natural causes on Monday at age 93.Dinkins held office from 1990 to 1993 and was not re-elected to a second term, believed to be due largely to his handling of a race riot in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.Dinkins was known for his easy-going, relaxed nature — a far cry from the brashness of his predecessor Ed Koch and successor Rudy Giuliani, whom he defeated in 1989.As mayor, Dinkins raised taxes to hire thousands of police officers, funded housing, got Walt Disney Corp. to invest in cleaning up Times Square and notably, signed an agreemen…

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