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David Dinkins

Azi Paybarah

Dinkins' Finger

Thursday, August 12, 2010

WNYC

CNN reruns their footage of David Dinkins giving the middle finger to anti-Rangel hecklers.

Peter Vallone Sr., the former City Council Speaker, was standing next to Dinkins, saw the gesture, and smiled.

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Hasidic Rapping in Brooklyn, 20 Years After Crown Heights Riots

Monday, August 02, 2010

WNYC

A bunch of elected officials are gathering outside Brooklyn Borough Hall on Monday at 1 p.m. to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Crown Heights riots, when racial tensions in the neighborhood boiled over into thee days of violence. The riots helped put an end to the David Dinkins mayoral term, and usher in the Giuliani era at City Hall (with a little help from a Cuomo in Albany).

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