Former Mayor David Dinkins was admitted to a Manhattan hospital for "mild pneumonia" on Wednesday. Dinkins, who was NYC's first black mayor when elected in 1990, is 86.

His law partner and adviser Peter Johnson told the Post that "Dinkins was admitted Wednesday night after experiencing difficulty breathing" but sounded better yesterday. Johnson also pointed out that "Dinkins keeps a 'breakneck schedule.' He’s teaching at Columbia University and supporting various charities." He also still plays tennis!

Dinkins' name has popped up in this election cycle with his former staffer Bill de Blasio the frontrunner in Tuesday's mayoral election. (De Blasio also married Dinkins speechwriter Chirlane McCray.) And Dinkins' one term as mayor has been invoked in Republican challenger Joe Lhota's ads about a de Blasio mayoralty being a one-way ticket into a bad old days terrordome.