Breslin was born in Queens, New York in October 1929. He started as a copy-boy at the age of fifteen at the Long Island Press and then worked as a reporter covering fires, crime and sports for that paper. In the late 1950s he became a sports columnist at the New York Journal-American and in 1963 he published his first book, Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game? The Improbable Saga of the New York Mets’ First Year. Breslin wrote his city-side column for the New York Herald-Tribune from 1963 to 1966. He was at The Daily News from 1976 to 1988 where he received the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary in 1986. He then joined Newsday from 1988 until his retirement as a columnist in 2004.
The event will begin at 7 p.m. at the Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South, 4th floor.
Novelist, journalist and essayist Pete Hamill, a member of the Glucksman Ireland House Advisory Board and is Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, will lead a symposium of journalists and writers Dan Barry, columnist, The New York Times; Gail Collins, columnist; The New York Times; Jim Dwyer, columnist, The New York Time; Mary Ann Giordano, editor, The New York Times; Carl Hiassen, columnist, novelist, The Miami Herald; Mike Lupica, columnist, novelist, The New York Daily News; Stephen G. Murphy, defense attorney; Mike O’Neill, former editor, The New York Daily News; Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent; The New York Times, former city editor of The New York Daily New and others.
This event is co-sponsored by the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University.
The event is free to current members of Glucksman Ireland House: RSVP by e-mail to email@example.com or by phone 212-998-3950 option 3. Admission for members of the general public is $20. To purchase tickets go to https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/7785945 (To purchase tickets over the phone using a credit card, call Andrew Wilson at 212-998-3955.)