THINGS may get a little awkward next Monday, December 7, at NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House. A galaxy’s worth of Irish American writing stars will be gathering to pay tribute to legendary author and columnist Jimmy Breslin, who this year is celebrating his 60th year in New York journalism.
<p>WHEN author Norman Mailer died last week at the age of 84, it was noted that he had a bit of a connection to the Irish. First, there was his run for New York City mayor alongside legendary Irish American columnist Jimmy Breslin. <p>They ran on a plank which, among other things, advocated that New York City secede from the rest of America and become the 51st state.