Democrat Bill de Blasio seems set to win New York City's mayoral election by a landslide, as he remains 40 points ahead of Republican Joe Lhota in recent polls. De Blasio's success may seem like a foregone conclusion, given that New York City is a liberal stronghold, but the truth of the matter is that the city hasn't elected a Democrat as mayor since David Dinkins won his term 24 years ago in November 1989. In order to give you an idea of just how long ago that was, here's a list of 14 things that were true the last time New York elected a Democrat to serve as hizzoner.
David Dinkins was elected on November 7, 1989. The Berlin Wall would begin to fall just days later. Coincidence?
The first episode of Doogie Howser, M.D. aired on September 19, 1989.
Because MTV was still showed videos.
And you had to use tokens.
Spoiler alert: it didn't really work out.
The "bad old days" that Lhota keeps invoking? A world without The Simpsons.
In comparison, there were only 414 murders last year.
And nobody got anything done ever again.