Jimmy Breslin

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Jimmy Neary: his Manhattan bar attracted politicians, media players, archbishops and more, drawn as much by Neary himself as by the lamb chops he served. Photograph: Michelle V Agins/NYT

James (Jimmy) Neary Born: September 14th, 1930 Died: October 1st, 2021 Jimmy Neary, an Irish immigrant who boarded a ship to the United States in the(...)

 Fox News host Tucker Carlson: Recent fixations include suggesting that the January 6th Capitol insurrection was, in fact, a provocation staged by the FBI and that making children wear masks is abuse. Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Last month, I texted Tucker Carlson to ask him a question that was on my mind: “Did you get vaccinated?” “When was the last time you had sex with you(...)

On March 8th 1971 in New York at the Madison Square Garden, Muhammad Ali lost the first of his three-fight trilogy with Joe Frazier. Photograph: Getty Images

In his classic book “Loser and Still Champion”, Budd Schulberg opens the chapter concerning the first Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier bout at Madison Square (...)

Northwell Health chief executive Michael Dowling talks to New York governor Andrew Cuomo during a news conference at the Jacob Javits Convention Center  in New York City. Photograph: Noam Galai/Getty Images

Just over two months ago, shortly before the world was tilted askew, Michael Dowling gave a public interview in Manhattan in which he was asked to dis(...)

The Exorcist: William Friedkin at the steps where he filmed his horror film’s climatic scene, in the Georgetown neighbourhood of Washington. Photograph: Gabriella Demczuk/New York Times

When you’ve got a demonic child in Washington splattering dark stinking bile, croaking gibberish, spewing vulgar personal attacks, lying to sow confus(...)

Jimmy Breslin in New York in 1970. Photograph: Michael Evans/The New York Times
Obituary: Jimmy Breslin
  • People
  • March 23, 2017, 01:01

Jimmy Breslin, the New York City newspaper columnist and best-selling author who levelled the powerful and elevated the powerless for more than 50 yea(...)

“When you live in fires and funerals and strikes and rats and crowds and people screaming in the night,” Jimmy Breslin once wrote, “sports is the only thing that makes any sense”

One Sunday afternoon in May, 1969, Jimmy Breslin, then running for president of the New York city council on the same ticket as his pal, the mayoral h(...)