Harlem officials recently honored one of their own for his long service to the city.
At Monday’s monthly meeting, they named former councilman and longtime Mayor Pro Tem the Rev. Rudolph Dixon as Councilman Emeritus.
Dixon, 88, served six terms on the council after he retired as a Methodist minister in 1994.
He was replaced in the November election, where he was seeking a seventh term.
“I got angry with the status quo people we had at that time,” Dixon said at the meeting. “I said, ‘I know I can do better than that.’ I won by nine votes.”