Passing of Honorable David N. Dinkins

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"Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation mourns the passing of Mayor David N. Dinkins, the 106th Mayor of the City of New York. A longstanding partner and supporter of Restoration, Mayor Dinkins was a champion for economic equity. His Minority and Women- Owned Business Enterprise Program is the foundation upon which all New York City MWBE programs have been constructed. Mayor Dinkins was a champion of homeownership programs to boost minority homeownership. Under his leadership, crime rates in New York City began a historic decline creating a safer environment for all New Yorkers to live, work, operate businesses and have fun. We owe a debt of gratitude for a lifetime in service to New York and the nation." Colvin Grannum, President Beford Stuyvesant Restoration

"A remarkable and wonderful human being." Hugh Price, Esq. (former, CEO of the National Urban League)

"The classiest politician in NYC history." Zachary Carter, Esq. (former US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York and Corporation Counsel for the City of New York)

"A Giant of a man who never got his due appreciation. The understanding of his immense contribution will grow and I hope, will be a beacon for what others can accomplish." Ralph C. Dawson, Esq. (former Chair of the African-American Leadership Council of the Democratic National Committee)