NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Some would say legendary newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin knew New York City streets better than anyone, and now a street has been named after him.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and family members of the late columnist unveiled “Jimmy Breslin Way” signs on East 42nd Street between Second and Third avenues.READ MORE: New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza Stepping Down
The sign is in front of the old Daily News building, where Breslin worked the longest.READ MORE: Long Island Man Shocked By Amazon's Response After He Found Undelivered Packages On Side Of Road; 'It's Not My Stuff To Keep'
The honorary street name is temporary, until the City Council approves it for good.Sources: Salman Muflihi Faces Hate Crime Charges In Stabbing Of Asian Man In Lower Manhattan
He spent decades battling corrupt politicians and championing the downtrodden in columns for the Daily News and other New York newspapers.