Episode 7: Re-elect John Lindsay for Mayor

Leah and Dan sit down to talk about Dan’s early involvement in the 1969 reelection campaign of New York Mayor John V. Lindsay. In Dan’s own words: “Years later, when I represented parts of southern Brooklyn in the Legislature, my Democratic district leader told me how the City, early in the Lindsay administration, had opened a center for developmentally disabled children in Manhattan Beach, the wealthiest part of the district. Dozens of neighborhood matrons picketed the small center, carrying signs some of which read “Down with Lindsay.” Then Lindsay appeared. As he approached the women, smiling, one by one the signs gradually came down, amidst murmurs of “he’s so handsome!” The center served developmentally disabled children at that location for decades thereafter.”

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