David Dinkins

President Barack Obama speaks during the dedication ceremony in Foundation Hall at the National September 11 Memorial Museum on  May 15, 2014. Photo by Richard Drew-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama, Others Dedicate 9/11 Museum In Solemn Ceremony

The National September 11 Memorial Museum is being dedicated Thursday before opening to the general public May 21.

05/15/2014

Retired politician Basil Paterson, father of New York Gov. David Paterson, waves at his son's swearing-in ceremony March 17, 2008 in Albany.  (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Basil Paterson, Father Of Former Gov. David Paterson, Influential NY Politician Dies At 87

The Democrat served as a state senator, deputy New York City mayor and New York’s first black secretary of state. He was part of the influential “Gang of Four’.’

04/17/2014

City website erroneously shows David Dinkins-Willis Ave. Bridge (credit: maps.nyc.gov/)

City Website Erroneously Names Bridge For Former Mayor Dinkins

The Willis Avenue Bridge over the Harlem River was mislabeled the “David Dinkins-Willis Avenue Bridge” on the maps.nyc.gov website.

01/23/2014

The marquee at the historic Apollo Theater announces the death of former South African President and civil rights champion Nelson Mandela, on December 5, 2013.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Empire State Building Lit Up In Tribute To Nelson Mandela

From Harlem to Hollywood, Paris to Beijing, people hailed Nelson Mandela’s indomitable courage in the face of adversity as an inspiration for all.

12/06/2013

Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins attends an event, January 9, 2013.  (credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Former Mayor Dinkins Released From Hospital

Former Mayor David Dinkins was out of the hospital and back at home Wednesday night, after a week of treatment for pneumonia.

11/06/2013

Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins attends an event, January 9, 2013.  (credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Dinkins Expected To Be Out Of Hospital By Week’s End

Former Mayor David Dinkins was expected to be released from the hospital by the end of the week, according to his law partner and adviser.

11/05/2013

Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins attends an event, January 9, 2013.  (credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Former Mayor Dinkins Hospitalized With ‘Mild Touch Of Pneumonia’

Dinkins, 86, was admitted on Wednesday night after experiencing difficulty breathing.

10/31/2013

Republican mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota campaigns, Oct. 23, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Lhota, Confident In Comeback, Compares Himself To Red Sox Slugger

When asked whether he’s bring out any big political names to campaign for him in the closing days of the race, Lhota did hint at a possible show of support from his old boss, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

10/23/2013

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Poll: Rudy Giuliani Was New York City’s Best Mayor Of Last 50 Years

A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday found 31 percent of city voters said Giuliani did the best job.

02/28/2013

David Dinkins, Ed Koch Rudy Giuliani (credit: CBS 2)

Koch Remembered For Speaking His Mind And Rocking The Political Boat

Ed Koch was a major player on the New York political stage for almost 50 years, winning friends and gaining foes and sometimes turning the one into the other.

02/01/2013

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch takes part in the wreath laying ceremony during the Veteran's Day Parade - Nov. 11, 2012 (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Listen To Special WCBS 880 Audiofile: Ed Koch 1924-2013

“How’m I doin’?” That was the refrain of Edward Irving Koch, who we knew simply as Ed Koch.

02/01/2013

Former New York City Mayors David Dinkins and Ed Koch at Federal Hall in Lower Manhattan - Jan. 31, 2007 (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

David Dinkins Reflects On Death Of Fellow Former Mayor Ed Koch

“Shock, frankly, all though I knew that Ed was not well and I knew that we has in intensive care. Still, I was not quite prepared for that,” Dinkins said. “He seems to be indestructible. I thought he’d go on forever.”

02/01/2013

David Dinkins and Ed Koch (credit: JP Yim/Getty Images)

Former Mayor Dinkins Could Follow Koch In Getting Bridge Named After Him

Dinkins’ name would go on the 350-foot-long Willis Avenue Bridge, which spans the Harlem River connecting Manhattan and the Bronx.

06/28/2012

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (file / credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Exclusive CBS 2/Rasmussen Poll: New Yorkers Not In Favor Of Kelly Running For Mayor

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is one of the most popular people in New York City, but residents have a message for him: “don’t give up your day job.”

04/19/2012