About RunDND


The Film

Run DND is an independent documentary about the historic 1989 campaign and tenure of Mayor David N. Dinkins, the first African-American mayor of the City of New York – the city’s 106th mayor.


The Full Story

This documentary is being directed by Laura Hart, who worked in communications roles during the Dinkins administration and in his tenure as Manhattan Borough President. Laura has been conducting interviews with key figures to capture the spirit of the time as well as to clarify hard facts – from highlights, accomplishments, flashpoints, and low points.


History Remembered

 January 1, 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the inauguration of David N. Dinkins as the Mayor of the City of New York. January 1, 1990 is a milestone in the history of the city and an enduring legacy of his contributions to the people of New York City. 


Time is Now


Mayor Dinkins published a candid memoir, “A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic,” written with Peter Knobler, in late 2013. Bill de Blasio, the current Mayor of the City of New York, served in the Dinkins administration and his agenda reflects the next chapter for progressive politics in New York. Run DND, the documentary about the administration of Mayor Dinkins, is now in post-production with principal photography and archival research completed. With your support, the film will come out this year.


Excerpt from interview with Mayor David N. Dinkins in RunDND.

Contact Us

You can email us at ocss1989@gmail.com or send contributions to One Centre Street Syndicate c/o Nina Streich, 235 West 70th Street #5A, New York, NY 10023.

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Please give as generously as you can to ensure the legacy of the 106th Mayor of the City of New York.

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