Irish-American writer Jimmy Breslin dead at 88

How it’s New York: Jimmy Breslin wrote about New York: “a New York Institution.”

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How it’s Irish: Breslin was Irish-American.


Newspaper icon Jimmy Breslin dies at 88

Jimmy Breslin, the street-savvy, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist whose two-fisted prose championing the little guy and pillorying those who betrayed the public trust made him a New York City institution for more than 40 years, died Sunday. He was 88. Breslin, who also turned out a string of fiction and nonfiction books, died of complications from…