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Newsday remembers Jimmy Breslin

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.
Photo Credit: Newsday Archive

October 4, 1988.

September 18, 1988.
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September 18, 1988.

August 31, 1972.
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August 31, 1972.

December 8, 1972.
Photo Credit: Newsday Archive

December 8, 1972.

October 24, 1972.
Photo Credit: Newsday Archive

October 24, 1972.

August 18, 1972.
Photo Credit: Newsday Archive

August 18, 1972.

October 25, 1972.
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October 25, 1972.

August 4, 1972.
Photo Credit: Newsday Archive

August 4, 1972.

July 8, 1973.
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July 8, 1973.

The incomparable Jimmy Breslin wrote his signature and
Photo 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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