Former NYC Mayor David Dinkins Hospitalized

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The 86-year-old former New York City Mayor was admitted with pneumonia on Wednesday.

David Dinkins, former New York City mayor was admitted to NewYork-Presbyterian hospital on Wednesday after experiencing difficulty breathing, according to his law partner and advisor Peter Johnson. However, after a phone conversation with Dinkins on Thursday, Johnson mentioned he was sounding much better.

According to Johnson, Dinkins keeps a "break neck" schedule that includes teaching at Columbia University and charitable work. This week Dinkins hosted an event for Democratic Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio before falling ill.

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Dinkins served as the first black mayor of New York City for one term from 1990-1993.

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