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Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:18 PM

Legendary Daily News columnist Jimmy Breslin dead at 88

Jimmy Breslin was the biggest, the baddest, the brashest, the best columnist in New York City.

And the first to say so, too.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning former Daily News columnist died Sunday at age 88, leaving an unparalleled legacy as an unyielding chronicler of his hometown and an inspiration for a generation of writers, reporters and readers left to mourn his loss and envy his unmatched prose.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/legendary-daily-news-columnist-jimmy-breslin-dead-article-1.3002601

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Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:21 PM

1. When He defended the scum Bernie Goetz shot he became dead to me

They flat out admitted they were going to rob Goetze and he made excuses for them

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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 04:27 AM

3. I remember that.

He got his comeuppance during the Crown Heights riots in '91 when a gang of yoofs pulled him from a cab he was in, beat the crap out of him, and forced him to strip down to his underwear, right there in the street in broad daylight. Remember?

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Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:42 PM

2. Him and Pete Hamill used to drink together.

A prof of mine got us a meeting with each of them way back in the day.

Talk about dark Irish humor. And the second worst hangover in human history.

Good times.

RIP Mr Breslin

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