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.


Time is Now

The time is right for a documentary about the administration of Mayor Dinkins. The Mayor published a candid memoir, A Mayor's Life: Governing New York's Gorgeous Mosaic, written with Peter Knobler, in September 2013. The current Mayor of the City of New York, Bill de Blasio, served in the Dinkins administration and his agenda reflects the next chapter for progressive politics in New York. There is real momentum gathering for a visual documentation of the story of the Dinkins years.


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.


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

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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