NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A celebration of life was held Saturday for the late former mayor David Dinkins.Storm Watch: Officials Hoping To Avoid Repeat Of Ida With Preparations For Nor'easter
Politicians remembered Dinkins as a man dedicated to New York City and its people.NYPD: Man Shot Inside Union Square Subway Station
“He said, if we’re going to be safer, there have to be afterschool programs. There has to be. He created the Beacon programs, and they live today, brothers and sisters. The Beacon programs are alive and well. The Beacon schools are helping children today because of what David Dinkins did decades ago,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
Dinkins died on Monday at the age of 93.
He was the first and only African-American mayor of New York City.MORE NEWS: Exclusive: CBS2 Cameras On Hand At Unannounced Security Screenings At Troubled New York City High Schools
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