Jimmy Breslin & New York City

Jimmy Breslin (born October 17, 1930) is an American journalist and author. He currently writes a column for the New York Daily News' Sunday edition. New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. 5.0/5

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You are invited to share in a memorable evening on March 7, when the Denver Press Club presents its 20th annual Damon Runyon Award to Katie Couric. Join us at the Marriott City Center in downtown Denver to recognize Couric's career contributions to the kind of journalism practiced by the estimable Damon Runyon, once a member of our club before he went on to his storied career in New York City. Prior awardees include Jimmy Breslin, Mike Royko, Molly Ivins, Herb Caen, Ted Turner, Tom Brokaw, George Will, Bob Costas, and Tim Russert. You can purchase tickets here:
David Berkowitz, aka Son of Sam - Joker/ DEATH * Killed six people and wounded seven others in New York City between 1976 and 1977. * Most of the victims were young women or couples in cars on secluded streets. * Claimed a demon spoke to him through a neighbor's dog. * Called himself the "Son of Sam" in letters he wrote to newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin. *He once worked as an auxiliary policeman in the Bronx. *He confessed to the murders in 1977 and is serving six consecutive 25-years-to-life sentences.
Here's a gem from living legend columnist Jimmy Breslin 'Son of Sam: Fear in Queens' Jimmy Breslin New York Daily News May 15th, 1977 [In the summer of 1977, a serial killer terrorized New York City. Initially known as the .44 Killer and then as the Son of Sam, the murderer communicated with Daily News columnist Jimmy Breslin through a series of letters. In the end, David Berkowitz was caught and sentenced to six consecutive life terms in prison.] At night, on the way home, there was a stop at the 109th Precinct, which is housed in an antiseptic brick building that removes a part of the terror and all of the glamour of being in a police station. On the wall of an upstairs office was a color photo of a gun, a black gun with a brown handle, and some brass cartridges placed against a sky-blue background. The printing on the picture said this was New York crime lab Case No. 771663. The gun is a .44-caliber Bulldog. Somewhere on the other side of the closed metal Venetian blinds, out in the night-empty neighbo ...
Norman Mailer ran in the Democratic primaries for mayor of New York City in 1969 with journalist Jimmy Breslin as his running mate (Breslin sought the nomination for President of the City Council). Their program called for New York City to secede from the state of New York. Political power was to de...
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