Tito Solivan took a pint of whiskey out of the hip pocket of his baggy brown pants, swigged it and then spoke while his lips still glistened with drink. - From Forsaking All Others by Jimmy Breslin
Amid an elaborate display of the sign, city officials avoided media questions at an event for the newspaper columnist and advocate of ordinary New Yorkers.
Hizonner Bill de Blasio lost the onner somewhere on his trip to 42nd St. and Second Ave., where he christened it
Wednesday: How to deal with mosquitoes, Jimmy Breslin Way, and tips on ticks.
"There will be no Q&A," the mayor said as he paid tribute to the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York columnist.
Legendary NYC columnist Jimmy Breslin died earlier this year at the age of 88, and to honor him Mayor de Blasio announced today that the city will rename a strip of East 42nd Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues "Jimmy Breslin Way." The bad news is, Breslin only gets the street for a week thanks to the city's very complicated street-renaming process. [ more › ]
Jimmy Breslin? He’s just another ghost to serial killer David Berkowitz.
Voices of New York is an ongoing series with the 92nd Street Y that gives Gothamist access to previously unreleased recordings from 92Y’s vast archive of talks, featuring the movers and shakers who’ve shaped the city. This is our first installment, featuring the late Jimmy Breslin. [ more › ]
Is journalism the right profession for Lionel? Though observant, he’s way too docile to follow in the footsteps of gruff newspapermen like Jimmy Breslin and Mike Royko. Their daily beat would have eaten him for breakfast, then picked its teeth with his nerdy-trendy glasses. Lionel is not comfortable in his ... More »
The former Daily News columnist’s wife could receive $99,000 in copyrights.
Last Wednesday, I sat down to write a piece about the late Jimmy Breslin, the newspaper columnist whose blunt yet eloquent and crafted prose captured New York and its environs as no one has since Damon Runyon. Jimmy died a little more...Show More Summary
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