Newsday remembers Jimmy Breslin

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Jimmy Breslin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who often celebrated working people in columns for Newsday and other newspapers, died March 19 at age 88. Read his full Newsday obituary here.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) remembered him by writing, “The sidewalks of NY have lost a great one, Jimmy Breslin. Long before 9/11, Jimmy was showing how great average New Yorkers are."

Breslin wrote for Newsday throughout his career. Here is a look at some his life's work.

October 4, 1988.
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October 4, 1988.

September 18, 1988.
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September 18, 1988.

August 31, 1972.
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August 31, 1972.

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December 8, 1972.
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December 8, 1972.

October 24, 1972.
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October 24, 1972.

August 18, 1972.
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August 18, 1972.

October 25, 1972.
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October 25, 1972.

August 4, 1972.
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August 4, 1972.

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July 8, 1973.
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July 8, 1973.

The incomparable Jimmy Breslin wrote his signature and
(Credit: AP, 1963)

The incomparable Jimmy Breslin wrote his signature and perhaps most memorable column for The New York Herald Tribune in November 1963 about JFK's gravedigger. Click here (or below on app) to read the full column.

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