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    Iconic and cranky New York City, Pulitzer winning journalist and columnist has died at 87.


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    Also politician and novelist.

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    The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight - one of my favorites.
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    I remember his columns and especially the part of "The Gang . . . " that came from a Stony Brook moment.

    And of course I remember:


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    The problem with a lion in the basement: "I didn't now they had to go the batroom...."

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    A tough weekend, who will be number three?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David W Pratt View Post
    A tough weekend, who will be number three?


    He's one reason I went to J-school. RIP.

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    Breslin and Safire were always my favorite NYC columnists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donn View Post
    Breslin and Safire were always my favorite NYC columnists.


    Agreed, Donn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight - one of my favorites.
    Read that when I was thirteen or fourteen. A few of the local references were lost on me, but it was a fun ride. Some of the images have lingered; the bike racers with steaks in their shorts, for example. He was a funny writer.

    What are you doing about it?




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    I never read him.

    But i remember my mom did, in the early '60s, before my parents transitioned to NYTs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMny View Post
    I never read him.

    But i remember my mom did, in the early '60s, before my parents transitioned to NYTs.
    I would read the NYT on the MTA Hudson River line in to GCT and The Daily News Home. Loved Jimmy Breslin with a tall boy in a paper bag.
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