Former Mayor David Dinkins has been hospitalized with pneumonia.
Dinkins' law partner and adviser, Peter Johnson, says the former mayor is being treated at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
Dinkins was the city's first black mayor. He served one four-year term that began in 1990.
Johnson says Dinkins was admitted on Wednesday night after experiencing difficulty breathing.
He says he spoke by telephone with the former mayor on Thursday and said he was sounding much better.
Johnson says Dinkins, who is 86, keeps a "breakneck schedule." He's teaching at Columbia University and supporting various charities.
He noted Dinkins hosted an event this week for Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio.
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