NYC: David Dinkins, NYC’s first black mayor, dead at 93

David Dinkins, who was elected New York City’s first black mayor in 1989 and famously referred to the nation’s largest metropolis as a “gorgeous mosaic,” died Monday night, sources told The Post.

The former mayor passed away from natural causes at his Upper East Side home around 9:30 p.m. He was 93 years old.

A home health aide had discovered Dinkins was not breathing and called 911, sources said.

His death comes a little over a month after his wife, Joyce, died at their home. She was 89.

Dinkins — who defeated three-term incumbent Ed Koch in the 1989 Democratic primary — beat Republican Rudy Giuliani that year to become the city’s 106th mayor.


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