A total urbanite, Jimmy had never learned how to drive—he was raised by a single mother who earned a meager salary as a social worker, and drank to excess. The Breslins couldn’t afford a car. But this wheel-less liability turned out to be his greatest asset. Show More Summary
Breslin was remembered at his funeral as one of a kind: A prodigious talent, a true New Yorker — and an unapologetic curmudgeon.
New York political leaders from the last 50 years have joined Jimmy Breslin's family in celebrating the life of the pugnacious journalist. During the funeral on Wednesday, Kevin Breslin alluded … Click to Continue »
"The puzzlement [&] terrible fear in his eyes. Because he knows, and everybody who has seen it knows, that it is over." Jimmy Breslin, 1965 pic.twitter.com/xzLAbTgb6I — Joshua Zeitz (@JoshuaMZeitz) March 20, 2017 Jimmy Breslin describing a white cop observing an "old black woman with mud on her shoes" singing "we are not afraid," Montgomery, […]
From the long arc of his public work and life, the New York City columnist often stepped away from the crowd and told stories of people who were ignored.
Editors Note: Harvey Weinstein is an occasional contributor to Deadline when he has something on his mind. This weekend, two icons of my youth passed. One was a fiery musician, Chuck Berry, the other a fiery journalist, Jimmy Breslin. Show More Summary
Lost amid last weekend’s headlines about guitarist Chuck Berry and reporter Jimmy Breslin was the death, also, of poet Derek Walcott. The recipient of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature, Walcott was a native of the island of Saint Lucia, and his was a self-conscious poetry of the sea. Show More Summary
Tuesday: Tips for working with a rental broker, news literacy in schools, and Jimmy Breslin and the sandhogs.
Lawrence O'Donnell remembers legendary newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin, who passed away this weekend. Both Breslin and Donald Trump grew up in Queens one...
Chris shares his thoughts on the passing of his good friend Jimmy Breslin.
Jimmy Breslin was a newspaper columnist. When I read about his death Sunday morning, I felt like I missed all three nouns in that sentence. I miss Breslin because at his best he was an engaging and insightful writer whose snappish edge...Show More Summary
The literary legend worked the phones, read his columns aloud before filing and barked at officious security guards.
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Perhaps most famously, Jimmy Breslin proved to be one of the key figures in the capture of one of New York’s most notorious serial killers, David Berkowitz aka "Son of Sam." The post Hell’s Pen Pal: When “Son of Sam” Wrote To Newspaperman Jimmy Breslin appeared first on CrimeFeed.
Jimmy Breslin’s book on the impeachment of Richard Nixon begins at the end: in the Federal Courthouse in Washington, DC, where five of the men behind Watergate were standing trial. After a tense wait, the jury reached a verdict, and reporters ran through the empty hallways to secure a place in the courtroom. It was […]
With the passing of Jimmy Breslin on Sunday, we’re republishing a couple of pieces that we wrote about the legendary columnist over the years. Breslin’s wit and rage were constant companions for those who plucked copies of The New York Herald Tribune, The New York Daily News, or Newsday from their driveways or corner stores […]
Jimmy Breslin took a look at one of New York’s biggest characters, Donald Trump, and saw a chump.
The tributes to famed city columnist Jimmy Breslin are pouring in following his death Sunday. Here are just a few of the parsed highlights. 1) "Like waking up every night in the middle of a train wreck." Breslin's answer when asked, "What's it like to have twins?," by the mother of lifelong friend and current...