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Jimmy Breslin is A-OK with New York Journalism Hall of Fame Honor

“I’ll accept all awards!” the 82-year-old Breslin told New York Daily News reporter Stephen Rex Brown after learning that he, along with seven others, will be inducted in November to the Deadline Club’s revived New York Journalism Hall of Fame.

Breslin is an emblem of a bygone daily newspaper era. The November 14 honor at Sardi’s is a nice addition to a career that also encompasses the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. Breslin told Brown he’s working right now on a novel and that his success tracks back to Queens:

“If you were in Ozone Park when my career started, you would have known I was going to get here!” said Breslin. “Because Ozone Park was a place that you had to work hard — and that brings vast rewards.”

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TripAdvisor Delivers Some Ridiculous Pizza News

Is this a slice of brilliantly engineered reverse PR? Or just a laughable indictment of travel website mass-computed city rankings?

Because that’s the key here; Newtown, MA based TripAdvisor is just the messenger. It’s not the staff that voted Chicago out of the Top 10 U.S. Cities for Pizza and New York fourth; rather, it’s Jo and Julie Schmo and all the other travelers who inputted the sampled “reviews and opinions” that “determined [top spots] based on the highest average rating by city for all restaurants that serve pizza.”

The New York Daily News duo of Ryan Sit and Stephen Rex Brown put a  call into one of the winning city’s establishments. It took very little time for Peter Canora of San Diego’s Bronx Pizza to set the record straight:

When asked if San Diego had better pies, Canora, who grew up in Howard Beach, didn’t mince words.

“It’s a tough question, but I know the answer: No!” he said while taking a break from his duties in the wildly popular pizzeria that recreates New York’s ubiquitous “slice and a coke” joints.

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